SD Cup

About the SD Cup

The SD Cup is an annual Cup fixture held between two Supporter-Owned football clubs to celebrate the role supporters play in owning and supporting their own football clubs up and down the country.

When AFC Wimbledon was being formed, they received a lot of help from Enfield Town, and that support was cemented when a friendly match between the two was organised. The game would be the first time two supporters’ trust-owned clubs had played each other, and given the level of the teams in the football pyramid, was one that looked like it might be a decent competitive game for a club with few competitive matches under its belt.

In anticipation of this Supporters Direct agreed to sponsor a cup, but as a publicly funded body, it neither had the spare cash nor could they justify spending it on silverware. A call went out to members of Supporters’ Direct’s mailing list, used by fans from clubs up and down the country who raised the money. Therefore, in principal the cup was by the fans for the fans.

The trophy is engraved with the words of Jock Stein which sums up the basis of the Trust movement:

‘Football without fans is nothing’


SD Cup History

Date Winner Runner-up Score Venue Attendance
12 August 2002 AFC Wimbledon Enfield Town 3–2 Cheshunt Stadium 521


2003 Not Held


20 July 2004 Brentford AFC Wimbledon 2–0 Griffin Park 2,562


23 July 2005 AFC Wimbledon FC United 1–0 Kingsmeadow 3,301


22 July 2006 FC United AFC Wimbledon 2–1 Gigg Lane 2,136


4 August 2007 Enfield Town Cambridge City 1–1 Goldsdown Road 244


19 July 2008 Brentford AFC Wimbledon 2–1 Kingsmeadow 1,361


25 July 2009 AFC Wimbledon FC United 2–0 Kingsmeadow 1,772


24 July 2010 AFC Telford FC United 2–0 New Bucks Head 803


16 July 2011 Chester FC United 2–1 Deva Stadium 1,927


8 July 2012 Enfield Town Wrexham 3–1 Queen Elizabeth Stadium 306


27 July 2013 Enfield Town YB SK Beveren 8–2 Queen Elizabeth Stadium 330


2 August 2014 Merthyr Town Wrexham 3–2 Penydarren Park  


1 August 2015 F.C. United of Manchester/Wrexham None 3-2 Broadhurst Park 2,022


28 July 2016 Ton Pentre AFC Newport County 5-0 Ynys Park  



SD Shield

Each year two clubs also compete for the SD Shield a similar competition played between two supporter-owned clubs.

SD Shield History

Date Winner Runner-up Score Venue Attendance
24 July 2010 Scarborough Athletic Merthyr Town 2–0 New Bucks Head 803
8 July 2012 Lewes Fisher 1–0 Queen Elizabeth Stadium 306
13 July 2013 1874 Northwich AFC Rushden & Diamonds 3–0 Select Security Stadium 130
30 July 2014 AFC Rushden & Diamonds Hinckley 2–2 (4–2 pens) Dog & Duck Stadium 301
25 July 2015 Tonbridge Angels Fisher 5-0 Longmead Stadium 165
20 July 2016 Peacehaven & Telscombe FC Lewes 1-0 Unibet Arena



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