Johnstone's Paint Trophy - 2007/08

Participating teams

48: 24 each from Leagues One and Two. 24 teams in each area group.
North: Accrington, Bradford, Bury, Carlisle, Chester, Chesterfield, Crewe, Darlington, Doncaster, Grimsby, Hartlepool, Huddersfield, Leeds, Lincoln, Macclesfield, Mansfield, Morecambe, Oldham, Port Vale, Rochdale, Rotherham, Stockport, Tranmere, Wrexham.
South: Barnet, Bournemouth, Brentford, Brighton, Bristol Rovers, Cheltenham, Dagenham & Redbridge, Gillingham, Hereford, Leyton Orient, Luton, Millwall, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Nottingham Forest, Notts County, Peterborough, Shrewsbury, Southend, Swansea, Swindon, Walsall, Wycombe, Yeovil.

Format

First round: 8 single-game ties in each area, with 8 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 Wembley.

First round

North

Byes: Bury, Carlisle, Darlington, Leeds, Lincoln, Port Vale, Rochdale, Stockport.

4 Sep Accrington 2 - 3 Oldham
Chester 1 - 1 Crewe
(Chester won on penalties)
Chesterfield 1 - 3 Hartlepool
Doncaster 5 - 1 Bradford
Grimsby 4 - 1 Huddersfield
Mansfield 0 - 1 Rotherham
Tranmere 0 - 1 Morecambe
18 Sep Wrexham 0 - 1 Macclesfield

South

Byes: Barnet, Brighton, Bristol Rovers, Cheltenham, Gillingham, Hereford, Milton Keynes, Wycombe.

3 Sep Notts County 0 - 1 Leyton Orient
4 Sep Bournemouth 2 - 0 Walsall
Luton 2 - 0 Northampton
Nottingham Forest 2 - 3 Peterborough
Southend 2 - 2 Dagenham & Redbridge
(Dagenham & Redbridge won on penalties)
Swansea 3 - 2 Millwall
Swindon 4 - 1 Brentford
Yeovil 1 - 0 Shrewsbury

Second round

North

9 Oct Carlisle 4 - 2 Chester
Darlington 0 - 1 Leeds
Lincoln 2 - 5 Hartlepool
Macclesfield 0 - 1 Stockport
Morecambe 2 - 2 Port Vale
(Morecambe won on penalties)
Rochdale 1 - 3 Bury
Rotherham 1 - 1 Grimsby
(Grimsby won on penalties)
23 Oct Doncaster 3 - 0 Oldham

South

9 Oct Brighton 2 - 1 Barnet
Bristol Rovers 0 - 1 Bournemouth
Gillingham 4 - 3 Luton
Hereford 0 - 0 Yeovil
(Yeovil won on penalties)
Leyton Orient 0 - 1 Dagenham & Redbridge
Milton Keynes 3 - 1 Peterborough
Swansea 2 - 0 Wycombe
Swindon 1 - 3 Cheltenham

Area quarter-finals

North

13 Nov Carlisle 0 - 3 Stockport
Grimsby 2 - 2 Doncaster
(Grimsby won on penalties)
Hartlepool 1 - 1 Morecambe
(Morecambe won on penalties)
Leeds 1 - 2 Bury

South

13 Nov Bournemouth 0 - 2 Milton Keynes
Gillingham 4 - 0 Dagenham & Redbridge
Swansea 1 - 0 Yeovil
14 Nov Brighton 4 - 1 Cheltenham

Area semi-finals

North

8 Jan Morecambe 2 - 0 Bury
Stockport 1 - 2 Grimsby

South

8 Jan Gillingham 1 - 1 Milton Keynes
(Milton Keynes won on penalties)
Swansea 1 - 0 Brighton

Area finals

North

26 Feb Morecambe 0 - 1 Grimsby
4 Mar Grimsby 0 - 0 Morecambe
(Grimsby won 1-0 on aggregate)

South

19 Feb Swansea 0 - 1 Milton Keynes
25 Feb Milton Keynes 0 - 1 Swansea
(1-1 on aggregate; Milton Keynes won on penalties)

Final

Sunday 30th March 2008, at Wembley

Milton Keynes Dons 2 - 0 Grimsby Town