LDV Vans Trophy - 2001/02

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, Chesterfield, Darlington, Doncaster, Halifax, Hartlepool, Huddersfield, Hull, Kidderminster, Leigh, Lincoln, Macclesfield, Mansfield, Notts County, Oldham, Port Vale, Rochdale, Scarborough, Scunthorpe, Shrewsbury, Southport, Stoke, Tranmere, Wigan, Wrexham, York.
South: Barnet, Bournemouth, Brentford, Brighton, Bristol City, Bristol Rovers, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Colchester, Dagenham & Redbridge, Exeter, Leyton Orient, Luton, Northampton, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, QPR, Reading, Rushden & Diamonds, Southend, Stevenage, 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: Hull, Mansfield, Oldham, Tranmere.

16 Oct Blackpool 3 - 2 Stoke
Darlington 2 - 1 Macclesfield
Doncaster 0 - 1 Kidderminster
Hartlepool 0 - 1 Bury (aet)
Huddersfield 0 - 0 Halifax (aet)
(Huddersfield won on penalties)
Leigh 2 - 1 Scarborough (aet)
Notts County 2 - 0 York
Port Vale 2 - 1 Carlisle
Rochdale 2 - 0 Southport
Scunthorpe 3 - 1 Lincoln
Shrewsbury 0 - 1 Chesterfield
Wrexham 5 - 1 Wigan

South

Byes: Bristol Rovers, Luton, Peterborough, Reading.

15 Oct Stevenage 1 - 4 Southend
16 Oct Barnet 2 - 1 Bournemouth (aet)
Bristol City 1 - 0 Torquay (aet)
Cardiff 7 - 1 Rushden & Diamonds
Cheltenham 2 - 1 Plymouth
Colchester 1 - 0 Swindon
Dagenham & Redbridge 3 - 2 Leyton Orient (aet)
Exeter 1 - 2 Cambridge (aet)
Northampton 2 - 0 Oxford
Swansea 1 - 2 Brighton
Yeovil 3 - 0 QPR
17 Oct Wycombe 1 - 0 Brentford

Second round

North

30 Oct Bury 2 - 3 Notts County (aet)
Chesterfield 1 - 0 Kidderminster (aet)
Hull 3 - 0 Leigh
Mansfield 0 - 4 Blackpool
Oldham 2 - 0 Tranmere
Rochdale 1 - 2 Port Vale
Scunthorpe 3 - 0 Darlington
Wrexham 0 - 1 Huddersfield

South

30 Oct Brighton 2 - 1 Wycombe (aet)
Cambridge 1 - 1 Cheltenham (aet)
(Cambridge won on penalties)
Cardiff 1 - 3 Peterborough
Dagenham & Redbridge 3 - 2 Luton (aet)
Northampton 0 - 1 Barnet
Reading 2 - 1 Colchester
Southend 0 - 2 Bristol City
31 Oct Bristol Rovers 1 - 1 Yeovil (aet)
(Bristol Rovers won on penalties)

Area quarter-finals

North

4 Dec Chesterfield 0 - 3 Blackpool
Huddersfield 4 - 1 Scunthorpe
Hull 2 - 1 Port Vale
Notts County 0 - 1 Oldham

South

4 Dec Barnet 4 - 1 Reading
Bristol City 2 - 1 Peterborough (aet)
Cambridge 2 - 1 Brighton (aet)
5 Dec Bristol Rovers 4 - 1 Dagenham & Redbridge

Area semi-finals

North

8 Jan Hull 0 - 1 Huddersfield
9 Jan Oldham 2 - 5 Blackpool

South

5 Jan Cambridge 2 - 0 Barnet
9 Jan Bristol City 3 - 0 Bristol Rovers

Area finals

North

29 Jan Blackpool 3 - 1 Huddersfield
12 Feb Huddersfield 2 - 1 Blackpool (aet)
(Blackpool won 4-3 on aggregate)

South

30 Jan Cambridge 0 - 0 Bristol City
19 Feb Bristol City 0 - 2 Cambridge
(Cambridge won 2-0 on aggregate)

Final

Sunday 24th March 2002, at the Millennium Stadium

Blackpool 4 - 1 Cambridge United