LDV Vans Trophy - 2000/01

Participating teams

56: 24 each from the Second and Third Divisions, and 8 invited teams from the Conference. 28 teams in each area group.
North: Blackpool, Bury, Carlisle, Chester, Chesterfield, Darlington, Doncaster, Halifax, Hartlepool, Hull, Kidderminster, Lincoln, Macclesfield, Mansfield, Morecambe, Notts County, Oldham, Port Vale, Rochdale, Rotherham, Scarborough, Scunthorpe, Shrewsbury, Stoke, Walsall, Wigan, Wrexham, York.
South: Barnet, Bournemouth, Brentford, Brighton, Bristol City, Bristol Rovers, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Colchester, Dover, Exeter, Hereford, Leyton Orient, Luton, Millwall, Northampton, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Reading, Rushden & Diamonds, Southend, Swansea, Swindon, Torquay, Wycombe, Yeovil.

Format

First round: 12 single-game ties in each area, with 4 teams receiving byes to the second round. Winners advance to the second round.
Second round: 8 single-game ties in each area. Winners advance to the area quarter-finals.
Area quarter-finals: 4 single-game ties in each area. Winners advance to the area semi-finals.
Area semi-finals: 2 single-game ties in each area. Winners advance to the area finals.
Area finals: 1 two-legged tie in each area. Winners advance to the national final.
Final: a single game, played at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

First round

North

Byes: Blackpool, Macclesfield, Shrewsbury, Walsall.

28 Nov Lincoln 3 - 2 Morecambe
5 Dec Chester 1 - 0 Hull
Doncaster 3 - 2 Rochdale (aet)
Rotherham 3 - 4 Chesterfield (aet)
6 Dec Stoke 3 - 1 Scarborough
9 Dec Bury 2 - 1 Mansfield
Wrexham 0 - 1 Halifax
11 Dec Hartlepool 3 - 2 Scunthorpe
12 Dec Kidderminster 2 - 1 Carlisle (aet)
9 Jan Oldham 2 - 3 Wigan (aet)
Port Vale 3 - 0 Notts County
York 0 - 4 Darlington

South

Byes: Leyton Orient, Reading, Swansea, Swindon.

28 Nov Barnet 2 - 0 Rushden & Diamonds
5 Dec Bournemouth 1 - 1 Dover (aet)
(Bournemouth won on penalties)
Brentford 4 - 1 Oxford
Brighton 2 - 0 Cardiff
Cambridge 2 - 0 Colchester
Millwall 4 - 1 Northampton
Peterborough 1 - 0 Luton
Plymouth 3 - 0 Bristol City
Southend 2 - 0 Cheltenham
Wycombe 1 - 0 Exeter
9 Dec Torquay 0 - 2 Bristol Rovers
19 Dec Hereford 4 - 0 Yeovil

Second round

North

9 Jan Chesterfield 4 - 2 Macclesfield
Halifax 2 - 3 Stoke
Hartlepool 3 - 1 Doncaster
Lincoln 3 - 1 Blackpool
10 Jan Bury 2 - 0 Kidderminster
16 Jan Darlington 2 - 0 Shrewsbury
30 Jan Port Vale 2 - 0 Chester
Walsall 2 - 1 Wigan

South

9 Jan Bournemouth 0 - 1 Swansea
Brighton 2 - 2 Brentford (aet)
(Played at Brentford; Brentford won on penalties)
Bristol Rovers 3 - 0 Plymouth
Hereford 1 - 2 Reading
Leyton Orient 0 - 2 Wycombe
Millwall 0 - 0 Swindon (aet)
(Swindon won on penalties)
Peterborough 1 - 3 Barnet
Southend 3 - 1 Cambridge

Area quarter-finals

North

30 Jan Bury 0 - 3 Chesterfield
Lincoln 1 - 0 Hartlepool
6 Feb Port Vale 4 - 0 Darlington
7 Feb Stoke 4 - 0 Walsall

South

30 Jan Barnet 1 - 2 Brentford
Southend 1 - 0 Bristol Rovers
Swansea 1 - 0 Reading
Swindon 2 - 1 Wycombe

Area semi-finals

North

13 Feb Lincoln 4 - 1 Chesterfield
5 Mar Port Vale 2 - 1 Stoke (aet)
(Played at Stoke)

South

13 Feb Southend 2 - 1 Swindon (aet)
14 Feb Swansea 2 - 3 Brentford

Area finals

North

13 Mar Lincoln 0 - 2 Port Vale
20 Mar Port Vale 0 - 0 Lincoln
(Port Vale won 2-0 on aggregate)

South

13 Mar Southend 1 - 2 Brentford
20 Mar Brentford 2 - 1 Southend
(Brentford won 4-2 on aggregate)

Final

Sunday 22nd April 2001, at the Millennium Stadium

Port Vale 2 - 1 Brentford