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2009–10 Football League Trophy

2009–10 Football League Trophy
Country England
Teams 48
Champions Southampton
Runners-up Carlisle United

The Football League Trophy 2009–10, known as the Johnstone's Paint Trophy 2009–10 for sponsorship reasons, is the 26th Football League Trophy, a knockout competition for English football clubs in Leagues One and Two, the third and fourth tiers of English football.

The format is similar to that which has been used since 1996, with four first round regions; North-West, North-East, South-West and South-East; which were used for the first time in the second region, before a two-region format from the area quarter-finals (3rd round); North and South. The resulting regional winners then meet in the final.

Luton Town had won the competition in 2008–09, but were not allowed to defend the trophy due to relegation to the Conference in the same season.

First round

Sixteen teams were granted byes to the Second Round, which were drawn on 3 August, while the remaining teams were drawn for the First Round ties on Soccer AM on 15 August 2009. As part of new rules enforced this season, teams who received byes the previous season were not allowed to receive byes this season. The First Round matches were played in the week commencing 31 August 2009.

First round byes

Second round

The Second Round draw took place on 5 September 2009, with matches to be played in the week commencing 5 October 2009.

Area-quarter-finals

The draw for the area quarter-finals took place on 10 October 2009. The matches were played in the week commencing 9 November 2009.

Area semi-finals

The draw for the area semi-finals took place on 14 November 2009. The matches were played in the week commencing 14 December 2009.

Area finals

The area finals, which serve as the semi-finals for the entire competition, were contested over two legs, home and away.

Northern Section

Carlisle United 4–4 Leeds United on aggregate. Carlisle United won 6–5 on penalties.

Southern Section

Southampton won 4–1 on aggregate

Final

Top scorers

Football League Trophy
Pos Player Team Goals
1 Papa Waigo N'Diaye Southampton 5
2 Drew Talbot Chesterfield 4
3 Carl Baker Stockport 3
Sam Baldock MK Dons
Scott Dobie Carlisle
Jermaine Easter MK Dons
Steve Guinan Northampton
Graham Kavanagh Carlisle
Rickie Lambert Southampton
Matty Robson Carlisle

References

External links

  • Tournament home page
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