LEYLAND DAF CUP

With all that was going on this season, it's probably fair to say that the Leyland DAF Cup wasn't a major priority when it kicked off on January 15, 1990. 

Known today as the EFL Trophy, the tournament first began as the Associate Members' Cup in the 1983/84 season, and was sponsored by the commercial vehicle company, Leyland DAF from 1989-1992. 

The 1989/90 competition was won by Tranmere Rovers, who beat City's group opponents, Bristol Rovers 2-1 in front of a 48,402 crowd at Wembley Stadium.

Preliminary Round

In the preliminary round, City were placed in Southern Section Group A with Bristol Rovers and Torquay United. 

Results

(15/01) City 2 Torquay United 0

(17/01) Bristol Rovers 3 City 0 

Team

Pld

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

Pts

Bristol Rovers

2

1

0

1

3

1

+2

3

Exeter City

2

1

0

1

2

3

−1

3

Torquay United

2

1

0

1

1

2

−1

3

Champions 1990 | Newspaper Cuttings
Champions 1990 | Newspaper Cuttings

First Round (southern section)

(23/01) Shrewsbury Town 0 City 1

Champions 1990 | Newspaper Cuttings

Quarter-final (southern section)

(21/02) Maidstone United 1 City 0 

Champions 1990 | Newspaper Cuttings