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EFL Trophy
2017–18
Checkatrade EFL Trophy logo.jpg
Region  England
Number of teams 64
 ← 2016-17
2018-19 → 

The 2017–18 EFL Trophy, known as the Checkatrade Trophy for sponsorship reasons, is the 34th season in the history of the competition, a knock-out tournament for English football clubs in League One and League Two of the English football system, and also including 16 Premier League and Championship "B Teams" with Category One status after the previous season's trial format was extended.

Following the new format introduced in 2016–17, 64 teams will enter the competition, including first time entries from the academy teams of Manchester City, Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur, who all declined to enter in the previous season. Coventry City are the reigning champions.

Participating clubs

  • Forty-eight clubs from League One and League Two
  • Sixteen invited Category One Academy teams.
  • Category One teams Relegated to League One however will miss out on having academies participating in the following tournament.
League One League Two Academies
Clubs
Total 24 24 16
Notes

Arsenal , Liverpool and Manchester United declined to participate.

Category One teams Relegated to League One will not have academies participating in the following tournament but clubs promoted to the Championship will.

Eligibility criteria for players

  • For EFL clubs; a minimum of 5 'First Team' players in the starting 11 as defined under the competition’s existing rules.
  • For invited clubs – 6 of the starting 11 to be U21 (as at 30 June 2016).

Competition format

Group Stage

  • Sixteen groups of 4 teams will be organised on a regionalised basis.
  • All groups will include one invited club.
  • All clubs will play each other once, either home or away.
  • Clubs will be awarded 3 points for a win and 1 point for a draw.
  • In the event of a drawn game (after 90 minutes), a penalty shootout will be held with the winning team earning an additional point.
  • The top two teams will progress to the Knockout Stage.

Northern Section

Group A
Pos Lge Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Round 2
2 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


29 August 2017 (2017-08-29) Fleetwood Town 3–0 Leicester City U21s Fleetwood  
19:45 BST Ekpolo Goal 28'
Cargill Goal 61'
Burns Goal 86'
Report Stadium: Highbury Stadium
Attendance: 517
Referee: Martin Coy
29 August 2017 (2017-08-29) Morecambe 0–2 Carlisle United Morecambe  
19:45 BST Report Hope Goal 1'
Kennedy Goal 44'
Stadium: Globe Arena
Attendance: 1,228
Referee: Seb Stockbridge
3 October 2017 (2017-10-03) Carlisle United v Leicester City U21s Carlisle  
19:45 BST Stadium: Brunton Park
3 October 2017 (2017-10-03) Fleetwood Town v Morecambe Fleetwood  
19:45 BST Stadium: Highbury Stadium
7 November 2017 (2017-11-07) Carlisle United v Fleetwood Town Carlisle  
19:45 GMT Stadium: Brunton Park
7 November 2017 (2017-11-07) Morecambe v Leicester City U21s Morecambe  
19:45 GMT Stadium: Globe Arena
Group B
Pos Lge Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Round 2
2 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


29 August 2017 (2017-08-29) Blackpool 1–1
(4–5 pen)
Wigan Athletic Blackpool  
19:00 BST Sinclair-Smith Goal 88' Report Gilbey Goal 63' Stadium: Bloomfield Road
Attendance: 1,532
Referee: Jeremy Simpson
    Penalties  
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Clayton Missed
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Sinclair-Smith Missed
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Barrigan Missed
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19 September 2017 (2017-09-19) Accrington Stanley 3–2 Middlesbrough U21s Accrington  
19:00 BST Brown Goal 54'
Wilks Goal 69'
Nolan Goal 90+3'
Report Reading Goal 31'
Armstrong Goal 65'
Stadium: Crown Ground
Attendance: 587
Referee: Graham Salisbury
3 October 2017 (2017-10-03) Accrington Stanley v Blackpool Accrington  
19:30 BST Stadium: Crown Ground
24 October 2017 (2017-10-24) Wigan Athletic v Middlesbrough U21s Wigan  
19:45 BST Stadium: DW Stadium
1 November 2017 (2017-11-01) Blackpool v Middlesbrough U21s Blackpool  
19:00 GMT Stadium: Bloomfield Road
7 November 2017 (2017-11-07) Wigan Athletic v Accrington Stanley Wigan  
19:45 GMT Stadium: DW Stadium
Group C
Pos Lge Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Round 2
2 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


29 August 2017 (2017-08-29) Blackburn Rovers 1–0 Stoke City U21s Blackburn  
19:45 BST Nuttall Goal 77' Report Stadium: Ewood Park
Attendance: 1,501
Referee: Darren Handley
19 September 2017 (2017-09-19) Bury 0–4 Rochdale Bury  
19:45 BST Report Bunney Goal 12'
Inman Goal 18' Goal 34'
Henderson Goal 51'
Stadium: Gigg Lane
Attendance: 1,451
Referee: Mark Heywood
3 October 2017 (2017-10-03) Blackburn Rovers v Bury Blackburn  
19:45 BST Stadium: Ewood Park
3 October 2017 (2017-10-03) Rochdale v Stoke City U21s Spotland  
19:45 BST Stadium: Spotland Stadium
7 November 2017 (2017-11-07) Bury v Stoke City U21s Bury  
19:45 GMT Stadium: Gigg Lane
7 November 2017 (2017-11-07) Rochdale v Blackburn Rovers Spotland  
19:45 GMT Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Group D
Pos Lge Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Round 2
2 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


29 August 2017 (2017-08-29) Crewe Alexandra 1–2 Newcastle United U21s Crewe  
19:30 BST Bowery Goal 88' Report Smith Goal 4'
Charman Goal 68'
Stadium: Alexandra Stadium
Attendance: 1,351
29 August 2017 (2017-08-29) Oldham Athletic 0–0
(2–4 pen)
Port Vale Oldham  
19:30 BST Report Stadium: Boundary Park
Attendance: 1,429
    Penalties  
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Fawns Missed
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3 October 2017 (2017-10-03) Crewe Alexandra v Oldham Athletic Crewe  
19:30 BST Stadium: Alexandra Stadium
3 October 2017 (2017-10-03) Port Vale v Newcastle United U21s Burslem  
19:45 BST Stadium: Vale Park
7 November 2017 (2017-11-07) Oldham Athletic v Newcastle United U21s Oldham  
19:30 GMT Stadium: Boundary Park
7 November 2017 (2017-11-07) Port Vale v Crewe Alexandra Burslem  
19:45 GMT Stadium: Vale Park
Group E
Pos Lge Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Round 2
2 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


29 August 2017 (2017-08-29) Coventry City 2–3 Shrewsbury Town Coventry  
19:45 BST Andreu Goal 51'
McNulty Goal 63' (pen.)
Report Payne Goal 30'
Gnahoua Goal 33'
Riley Goal 90+4'
Stadium: Ricoh Arena
Attendance: 1,968
Referee: Tom Nield
19 September 2017 (2017-09-19) Walsall 3–1 West Bromwich Albion U21s Walsall  
19:45 BST [Reece Flanagan Report Tulloch Goal 45+2' Stadium: Bescot Stadium
Attendance: 1,055
Referee: Darren Handley
3 October 2017 (2017-10-03) Shrewsbury Town v West Bromwich Albion U21s Shrewsbury  
19:45 BST Stadium: New Meadow
3 October 2017 (2017-10-03) Walsall v Coventry City Walsall  
19:45 BST Stadium: Bescot Stadium
7 November 2017 (2017-11-07) Coventry City v West Bromwich Albion U21s Coventry  
19:45 GMT Stadium: Ricoh Arena
7 November 2017 (2017-11-07) Shrewsbury Town v Walsall Shrewsbury  
19:45 GMT Stadium: New Meadow
Group F
Pos Lge Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Round 2
2 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


15 August 2017 (2017-08-15) Rotherham United 1–1
(2–4 pen)
Manchester City EDS Rotherham  
19:00 BST Ball Goal 64' Report Garre Goal 90+4' Stadium: New York Stadium
Attendance: 2,562
Referee: A Backhouse
    Penalties  
Vaulks Missed
Taylor Missed
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Davenport Missed
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29 August 2017 (2017-08-29) Chesterfield 2–4 Bradford City Chesterfield  
19:00 BST Dennis Goal 24'
Sinnott Goal 79'
Report Patrick Goal 45+3'
Jones Goal 57' Goal 62'
Hanson Goal 80'
Stadium: Proact Stadium
Attendance: 1,099
Referee: Carl Boyeson
3 October 2017 (2017-10-03) Rotherham United v Chesterfield Rotherham  
19:00 BST Stadium: New York Stadium
24 October 2017 (2017-10-24) Bradford City v Manchester City EDS Bradford  
19:30 BST Stadium: Valley Parade
7 November 2017 (2017-11-07) Bradford City v Rotherham United Bradford  
19:30 GMT Stadium: Valley Parade
29 November 2017 (2017-11-29) Chesterfield v Manchester City EDS Chesterfield  
19:00 GMT Stadium: Proact Stadium
Group G
Pos Lge Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Round 2
2 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


15 August 2017 (2017-08-15) Notts County 2–1 Everton U21s Nottingham  
19:45 BST Forte Goal 30'
Hollis Goal 36'
Report Donkor Goal 55' Stadium: Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,409
Referee: S. Oldham
29 August 2017 (2017-08-29) Mansfield Town 1–3 Lincoln City Mansfield  
19:45 BST Potter Goal 6' Report Whitehouse Goal 40'
Palmer Goal 79'
Green Goal 90+5'
Stadium: Field Mill
Attendance: 2,495
Referee: D. Webb
24 October 2017 (2017-10-24) Lincoln City v Everton U21s Lincoln  
19:45 BST Stadium: Sincil Bank
24 October 2017 (2017-10-24) Notts County v Mansfield Town Nottingham  
19:45 BST Stadium: Meadow Lane
31 October 2017 (2017-10-31) Mansfield Town v Everton U21s Mansfield  
19:45 GMT Stadium: Field Mill
7 November 2017 (2017-11-07) Lincoln City v Notts County Lincoln  
19:45 GMT Stadium: Sincil Bank
Group H
Pos Lge Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Round 2
2 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


29 August 2017 Grimsby Town 1–1
(3–4 pen)
Doncaster Rovers Cleethorpes  
19:45 BST Jones Booked in the 20th minute 20'
Cardwell Goal 29'
Davies Booked in the 69th minute 69'
Report Williams Goal 38' Mandeville Booked in the 86th minute 86'
Stadium: Blundell Park
Attendance: 862
Referee: Mike Jones
  Penalties  
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Jones Missed
Bolarinwa Missed
Cardwell Missed
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Williams Missed
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Mandeville Missed
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29 August 2017 (2017-08-29) Scunthorpe United 3–1 Sunderland U21s Scunthorpe  
19:45 BST van Veen Goal 3'
Holmes Goal 45+4'
Morris Goal 90'
Report Greenwood Goal 65' Stadium: Glanford Park
Attendance: 1,127
Referee: Darren Drysdale
3 October 2017 (2017-10-03) Doncaster Rovers v Sunderland U21s Doncaster  
19:30 BST Stadium: Keepmoat Stadium
3 October 2017 (2017-10-03) Scunthorpe United v Grimsby Town Scunthorpe  
19:45 BST Stadium: Glanford Park
31 October 2017 (2017-10-31) Doncaster Rovers v Scunthorpe United Doncaster  
19:30 GMT Stadium: Keepmoat Stadium
8 November 2017 (2017-11-08) Grimsby Town v Sunderland U21s Cleethorpes  
19:45 GMT Stadium: Blundell Park

Southern Section

Group A
Pos Lge Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Round 2
2 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


16 August 2017 (2017-08-16) Portsmouth 3–3
(2–4 pen)
Fulham U21s Portsmouth  
19:45 BST Lowe Goal 54' Goal 66'
Naismith Goal 57'
Report Humphrys Goal 21'
Williams Goal 62' pen
Adebayo Goal 82'
Stadium: Fratton Park
Attendance: 1,520
Referee: Antony Coggins
    Penalties  
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Naismith Missed
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Evans Missed
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29 August 2017 (2017-08-29) Crawley Town 0–2 Charlton Athletic Crawley  
19:45 BST Report Reeves Goal 37'
Lapslie Goal 70'
Stadium: Broadfield Stadium
Attendance: 1,666
Referee: Nick Kinseley
3 October 2017 (2017-10-03) Portsmouth v Crawley Town Portsmouth  
19:45 BST Stadium: Fratton Park
1 November 2017 (2017-11-01) Charlton Athletic v Fulham U21s London  
19:45 GMT Stadium: The Valley
7 November 2017 (2017-11-07) Charlton Athletic v Portsmouth London  
19:45 GMT Stadium: The Valley
28 November 2017 (2017-11-28) Crawley Town v Fulham U21s Crawley  
19:45 GMT Stadium: Broadfield Stadium
Group B
Pos Lge Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Round 2
2 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


29 August 2017 (2017-08-29) Colchester United 2–2
(6–5 pen)
Reading U21s Colchester  
19:30 BST Szmodics Goal 5'
McKeown Goal 87'
Report Barrett Goal 19'
House Goal 42'
Stadium: Colchester Community Stadium
Attendance: 572
Referee: Gavin Ward
    Penalties  
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Missed Rollinson
29 August 2017 (2017-08-29) Gillingham 2–1 Southend United Gillingham  
19:45 BST Parker Goal 8'
Ferdinand Goal 57' (o.g.)
Report McLaughlin Goal 31' Stadium: Priestfield Stadium
Attendance: 1,549
Referee: Andy Haines
3 October 2017 (2017-10-03) Colchester United v Gillingham Colchester  
19:45 BST Stadium: Colchester Community Stadium
3 October 2017 (2017-10-03) Southend United v Reading U21s Southend-on-Sea  
19:45 BST Stadium: Roots Hall
7 November 2017 (2017-11-07) Gillingham v Reading U21s Gillingham  
19:45 GMT Stadium: Priestfield Stadium
7 November 2017 (2017-11-07) Southend United v Colchester United Southend-on-Sea  
19:45 GMT Stadium: Roots Hall
Group C
Pos Lge Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Round 2
2 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


15 August 2017 (2017-08-15) Swindon Town 2–3 West Ham United U21s Swindon  
19:45 BST Norris Goal 47' (pen.)
Mullin Goal 74'
Report Samuelson Goal 6'
Makasi Goal 68'
Kemp Goal 86'
Stadium: County Ground
Attendance: 2,082
Referee: John Busby
29 August 2017 (2017-08-29) Wycombe Wanderers 1–5 Bristol Rovers High Wycombe  
19:45 BST Southwell Goal 5' Report Telford Goal 9' Goal 42'
Broom Goal 54' Goal 85'
Sercombe Goal 63'
Stadium: Adams Park
Attendance: 1,132
Referee: James Linington
24 October 2017 (2017-10-24) Bristol Rovers v West Ham United U21s Bristol  
19:45 BST Stadium: Memorial Stadium
31 October 2017 (2017-10-31) Swindon Town v Wycombe Wanderers Swindon  
19:45 BST Stadium: County Ground
7 November 2017 (2017-11-07) Bristol Rovers v Swindon Town Bristol  
19:45 GMT Stadium: Memorial Stadium
28 November 2017 (2017-11-28) Wycombe Wanderers v West Ham United U21s High Wycombe  
19:45 GMT Stadium: Adams Park
Group D
Pos Lge Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Round 2
2 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


15 August 2017 (2017-08-15) Plymouth Argyle 2–2
(5–4 pen)
Chelsea U21s Plymouth  
19:00 BST Fletcher Goal 88' Goal 90+1' Report Hudson-Odoi Goal 62' Goal 74' Stadium: Home Park
Attendance: 3,962
Referee: Brett Huxtable
    Penalties  
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Maddox Missed
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29 August 2017 (2017-08-29) Exeter City 1–3 Yeovil Town Exeter  
19:45 BST Sparkes Goal 80' Report Surridge Goal 46'
Browne Goal 75'
Khan Goal 78'
Stadium: St James Park
Attendance: 1,530
Referee: Oliver Langford
3 October 2017 (2017-10-03) Plymouth Argyle v Exeter City Plymouth  
19:45 BST Stadium: Home Park
25 October 2017 (2017-10-25) Yeovil Town v Chelsea U21s Yeovil  
19:45 BST Stadium: Huish Park
28 November 2017 (2017-11-28) Exeter City v Chelsea U21s Exeter  
19:45 GMT Stadium: St James Park
28 November 2017 (2017-11-28) Yeovil Town v Plymouth Argyle Yeovil  
19:45 GMT Stadium: Huish Park
Group E
Pos Lge Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Round 2
2 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


15 August 2017 (2017-08-15) Cheltenham Town 1–2 Swansea City U21s Cheltenham  
19:45 BST Storer Goal 48' Report Gorré Goal 73'
Lewis Goal 83'
Stadium: Whaddon Road
Attendance: 801
Referee: Kevin Johnson
29 August 2017 (2017-08-29) Forest Green Rovers 2–0 Newport County Nailsworth  
19:30 BST Wishart Goal 20'
James Goal 84'
Report Stadium: The New Lawn
Attendance: 1,090
Referee: Brett Huxtable
3 October 2017 (2017-10-03) Cheltenham Town v Forest Green Rovers Cheltenham  
19:45 BST Stadium: Whaddon Road
10 October 2017 (2017-10-10) Newport County v Swansea City U21s Newport  
19:30 BST Stadium: Rodney Parade
31 October 2017 (2017-10-31) Forest Green Rovers v Swansea City U21s Nailsworth  
19:45 GMT Stadium: The New Lawn
7 November 2017 (2017-11-07) Newport County v Cheltenham Town Newport  
19:30 GMT Stadium: Rodney Parade
Group F
Pos Lge Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Round 2
2 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


15 August 2017 (2017-08-15) Luton Town 2–2
(4–2 pen)
Tottenham Hotspur U21s Luton  
19:45 BST Gambin Goal 19'
McQuoid Goal 51'
Report Shea Goal 21' (o.g.)
Loft Goal 47'
Stadium: Kenilworth Road
Attendance: 2,699
Referee: Craig Hicks
    Penalties  
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29 August 2017 (2017-08-29) Barnet 3–4 AFC Wimbledon Canons Park  
20:00 BST Bover Goal 12'
Coulthirst Goal 25'
Blackman Goal 88'
Report Hartigan Goal 6'
Kaja Goal 16'
McDonald Goal 48'
Clough Goal 56' (o.g.)
Stadium: The Hive Stadium
Attendance: 696
Referee: Dean Whitestone
3 October 2017 (2017-10-03) AFC Wimbledon v Tottenham Hotspur U21s Kingston upon Thames  
19:45 BST Stadium: Kingsmeadow
3 October 2017 (2017-10-03) Luton Town v Barnet Luton  
19:45 BST Stadium: Kenilworth Road
31 October 2017 (2017-10-31) AFC Wimbledon v Luton Town Kingston upon Thames  
19:45 GMT Stadium: Kingsmeadow
28 November 2017 (2017-11-28) Barnet v Tottenham Hotspur U21s Canons Park  
20:00 GMT Stadium: The Hive Stadium
Group G
Pos Lge Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Round 2
2 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


29 August 2017 (2017-08-29) Milton Keynes Dons 2–0 Brighton & Hove Albion U21s Milton Keynes  
19:45 BST Ariyibi Goal 32'
Tshibola Goal 66'
Report Stadium: Stadium mk
Attendance: 1,541
Referee: Craig Hicks
29 August 2017 (2017-08-29) Stevenage 2–6 Oxford United Stevenage  
19:45 BST Beautyman Goal 18'
Samuel Goal 82'
Report Henry Goal 30'
Hall Goal 43' Goal 52'
Obika Goal 49'
Rothwell Goal 55'
Payne Goal 64'
Stadium: Broadhall Way
Attendance: 799
Referee: Charles Breakspear
3 October 2017 (2017-10-03) Milton Keynes Dons v Stevenage Milton Keynes  
19:45 BST Stadium: Stadium mk
3 October 2017 (2017-10-03) Oxford United v Brighton & Hove Albion U21s Oxford  
19:45 BST Stadium: Kassam Stadium
7 November 2017 (2017-11-07) Oxford United v Milton Keynes Dons Oxford  
19:45 GMT Stadium: Kassam Stadium
7 November 2017 (2017-11-07) Stevenage v Brighton & Hove Albion U21s Stevenage  
19:45 GMT Stadium: Broadhall Way
Group H
Pos Lge Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Round 2
2 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 [[]] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


29 August 2017 (2017-08-29) Northampton Town 1–1
(5–4 pen)
Cambridge United Northampton  
19:45 BST Revell Goal 29' Report Mingoia Goal 27' Stadium: Sixfields Stadium
Attendance: 1,453
Referee: John Brooks
    Penalties  
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29 August 2017 (2017-08-29) Peterborough United 2–0 Southampton U21s Peterborough  
19:45 BST Morias Goal 2'
Maddison Goal 21'
Report Stadium: London Road Stadium
Attendance: 2,282
Referee: Trevor Kettle
3 October 2017 (2017-10-03) Cambridge United v Southampton U21s Cambridge  
19:00 BST Stadium: Abbey Stadium
3 October 2017 (2017-10-03) Peterborough United v Northampton Town Peterborough  
19:45 BST Stadium: London Road Stadium
7 November 2017 (2017-11-07) Cambridge United v Peterborough United Cambridge  
19:45 GMT Stadium: Abbey Stadium
7 November 2017 (2017-11-07) Northampton Town v Southampton U21s Northampton  
19:45 GMT Stadium: Sixfields Stadium

Knockout Stage

If scores are level after 90 minutes in Rounds 2, 3 and 4, the game will be determined by the taking of penalties.

Round 2

Thirty-two teams will remain regionalised with each group winner being drawn at home to a second placed team from a different qualifying group.

Round 3

Sixteen teams will participate in this round. A 'free draw' will take place.

Round 4

Eight teams will participate in this round. A 'free draw' will take place.

Semi-finals

Four teams will participate in this round. A 'free draw' will take place. It will consist of single ties played at the stadium of the club drawn first in each tie.

February 2018 (2018-02)
v

February 2018 (2018-02)
v

Final

8 April 2018 (2018-04-08)
v Wembley Stadium

Match proceeds

After deduction of match expenses, all proceeds will be split:

  • 45% Home club
  • 45% Away club
  • 10% to the pool account

Top goalscorers

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Flag of England Ryan Broom Bristol Rovers 2
Flag of England Alex Fletcher Plymouth Argyle
Flag of England Robert Hall Oxford United
Flag of England Callum Hudson-Odoi Chelsea
Flag of England Alex Jones Bradford City
Flag of England Jamal Lowe Portsmouth
Flag of England Dom Telford Bristol Rovers

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