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The 2014–15 Football League Trophy, was the 31st season in the history of the competition. It is a knock-out tournament for English football clubs in League One and League Two, the third and fourth tiers of the English football.

2014–15 Football League Trophy
Johnstone's Paint Trophy
Country England
Teams48
Defending championsPeterborough United
ChampionsBristol City
Runners-upWalsall
Matches played49
Goals scored135 (2.76 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)England Matt Smith
(5 goals)

In all, 48 clubs entered the competition. It was split into two sections, Northern and Southern, with the winners of each section contesting the final at Wembley Stadium. Peterborough United were the defending champions, but were eliminated in the first round by Leyton Orient.

Bristol City of League One won the competition for a record third time, defeating rival League One side Walsall by 2–0 in the final at Wembley.

Contents

First roundEdit

The draw for the first round took place on 16 August 2014.[1] Sixteen clubs were awarded a bye into the second round, and the remaining 32 clubs, including the holders, were divided into four geographical regions.[2] All ties were played during the week commencing 1 September 2014.

Northern sectionEdit

Byes

Bury, Port Vale, Tranmere Rovers, Walsall, Burton Albion, Doncaster Rovers, Hartlepool United, Sheffield United

Southern sectionEdit

Byes

Bristol City, Exeter City, Northampton Town, Plymouth Argyle, Colchester United, Dagenham & Redbridge, Luton Town, Milton Keynes Dons.

Second roundEdit

The draw for the second round took place on 6 September 2014 on Sky Sports show Soccer AM.[1] The sixteen clubs that received a bye joined the 16 winners from the first round and were divided into two geographical regions.[3] All ties were played during the week commencing 6 October 2014.

Northern sectionEdit

Southern sectionEdit

Area quarter-finalsEdit

The draw for the area quarter-finals took place on 11 October 2014, on Soccer AM.[1][1] The 16 winners from the second round and were divided into two geographical regions.[4] All ties were played during the week commencing 10 November 2014.

Northern sectionEdit

Southern sectionEdit

Area semi-finalsEdit

The draw for the area semi-finals took place on 15 November 2014, on Soccer AM.[5]

Northern sectionEdit

Southern sectionEdit

Area finalsEdit

The draw for the area finals took place on 11 December 2014. The first legs of the area finals were played during the week commencing 5 January 2015. The second legs of the area finals were played during the week commencing 2 February 2015.[6]

Northern sectionEdit

Southern sectionEdit

FinalEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Johnstone's Paint Trophy Key Dates". Football League. 25 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Trophy Round 1 draw details announced". Football League. 18 August 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-09-06. Retrieved 2014-08-21.
  3. ^ "Trophy Round 2 draw details announced". Football League. 6 September 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-09-08. Retrieved 2014-09-07.
  4. ^ "Trophy Area Q/F draw details announced". Football League. 11 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Johnstone's Paint Trophy Area Semi-Final draw details". Football League. 13 November 2014. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Johnstone's Paint Trophy Fixtures". Football League. 25 May 2014.

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