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The 2003–04 Football League Trophy, known as the LDV Vans Trophy for sponsorship reasons, was the 21st season in the history of the competition. A straight knockout competition for English football clubs in the third and fourth tiers of the English football league system.[1]

2003–04 Football League Trophy
LDV Vans Trophy
Runners-upSouthend United
Matches played61

In all, 60 clubs entered the competition, including twelve from the Conference National. It was split into two sections, Northern and Southern, with the winners of each section contesting the final at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. The competition began on 13 October 2003 and concluded on 21 March 2004.[2]

The winners were Blackpool, who defeated Southend United 2–0 to win the title for a second time.[3]


First roundEdit

Four clubs received a bye into the Second Round. Bury and Huddersfield Town in the Northern section, and Northampton Town and Swansea City in the Southern section.

Second roundEdit

Quarter finalsEdit

Semi finalsEdit

Area FinalsEdit

Northern sectionEdit

Southern SectionEdit


Blackpool2 – 0Southend United
Murphy   2'
Coid   55'


  1. ^ "The Football League Trophy". RSSSF. Retrieved 12 June 2010.
  2. ^ "2003–04 LDV Vans Trophy". RSSSF. Retrieved 12 June 2010.
  3. ^ "Blackpool 2–0 Southend". BBC Sport. Retrieved 12 June 2010.

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