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Newcastle and Sunderland discover their opponents in Checkatrade Trophy draw

2 years ago

The draw for the Checkatrade Trophy has taken place on Friday afternoon.

Both Newcastle and Sunderland were in the draw and have discovered who they will face next.

The Newcastle United Under 21s did really well to finish top of their group, beating the first teams from League One Doncaster and League Two clubs Notts County and Grimsby Town.

Their reward is a home game against Macclesfield who are rock bottom of League Two.

The NUFC Under 21s will play their last 32 tie in week beginning Monday 3 December.

Sunderland’s first teams are playing in this competition and they won their group when defeating Morecambe with a late goal in midweek.

As a group winner, Sunderland have also been drawn at home and they face the runners-up from Newcastle’s group, Notts County, who are currently third bottom of League Two.

Fans of the two north east clubs await with interest to see if they can both progress and give the possibility of a derby of sorts in the last 16.

Northern half of the draw:

Newcastle U21s vs Macclesfield

Sunderland vs Notts Co

Barnsley vs Man City U21

Port Vale vs Stoke U21

Mansfield vs Bury

Accrington vs Lincoln

Rochdale vs Oldham

Shrewsbury vs Walsall

Southern half of the draw:

Chelsea U21 vs AFC Wimbledon

Portsmouth vs Arsenal U21

Cambridge vs Northampton

Exeter City vs Peterborough

Cheltenham vs Newport Co

Luton vs Southend

Oxford vs Tottenham U21

Swansea vs Bristol Rovers


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