Newcastle United were in Checkatrade Trophy action on Tuesday night.
The Newcastle team taking part is an Under 21 side and they made it four wins in a row against senior teams from Leagues One and Two in the competition so far this season.
They did it the hard way, winning 5-3 on penalties against Macclesfield after a 1-1 draw, Elias Sorensen scoring for NUFC with his 18th goal of the season.
Sunderland also progressed to the last 16, their senior team beating League Two Notts County 2-0.
This means that we now have the opportunity for Newcastle’s kids to be drawn against the Sunderland first team.
The Checkatrade Trophy third round (last 16) draw takes place at 12.20pm on Saturday (8 December) live on Sky Sports.
The last 16 games are to be played week commencing Monday 7 January 2019.
(Quarter-Finals w/c Monday 21 January 2019, Semi-Finals – w/c Monday 25 February 2019, Checkatrade Trophy Final – Sunday 31 March 2019)
When it comes to prize money, Newcastle United have so far banked £50,000, This coming form £10,000 for each of their three group wins and then £20,000 for last night’s round of 32 victory.
If they win the last 16 game it is another £40,000, whilst if they went on to win the whole thing, in total over all rounds it would see NUFC bank £290,000.
Group Stage: £10k for a win and £5k for a draw
Round Two: £20k for a win
Round Three: £40k for a win
Quarter Final: £50k for a win