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Checkatrade Trophy: Round Three review

Posted: Tue 10 Jan 2017
Author: EFL
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Kane Hemmings

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A Kane Hemmings hat-trick helped Oxford United book their place in the Checkatrade Trophy Quarter-Finals on Tuesday night.

Last year’s finalists trailed Scunthorpe United early on, but Marvin Johnson’s equaliser restored parity before Hemmings stole the show in a 4-1 win.

Luton Town’s Jack Marriott and Swansea City’s Oli McBurnie were among the goals too, both bagging braces to help their clubs advance.

Marriott’s double came in the Hatters’ 4-0 win over Chesterfield, while McBurnie scored a late second to help Swansea City U21 overcome Wolverhampton U21 by two goals to one.

Pat Hoban also got his name on the scoresheet twice, scoring a pair of late headers as Mansfield Town knocked out Oldham Athletic.

Coventry City ran out 3-0 victors against Brighton & Hove Albion U21 with youngsters George Thomas and Ryan Haynes among the goalscorers, while Yeovil Town eased past 10-man Reading U21 4-2.

There was one tie which needed penalties to settle matters, and that was at Bloomfield Road where Blackpool and Wycombe Wanderers battled out a 1-1 draw.

The Chairboys converted all five of their spot-kicks to put the pressure on Will Aimson, and his crucial penalty struck the post to send the hosts out of the competition.

Checkatrade Trophy: Round Three results

Tuesday 10th January 2017

Blackpool 1-1 Wycombe Wanderers (4-5 penalties)
Swansea City U21 2-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers U21
Yeovil Town 4-2 Reading U21
Coventry City 3-0 Brighton & Hove Albion U21
Luton Town 4-0 Chesterfield
Mansfield Town 2-0 Oldham Athletic
Oxford United 4-1 Scunthorpe United

Tuesday 17th January 2017

Cheltenham Town v Bradford City