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Review: Trophy Quarter-Finals

Find out who's in the hat for Saturday's Semi-Final draw!

22 January 2020

Exeter City 3-0 Stevenage

Matt Taylor’s side have arguably been one the teams of the tournament after progressing from the Group Stages with nine points from a possible nine.

The Grecians have one of the best defensive records in the competition, having only conceded two goals through this season’s Trophy campaign and last night’s game was no different. 

A more-than-convincing 3-0 victory over fellow Sky Bet League Two side Stevenage ensured that they’re in the hat for Saturday’s Semi-Final draw on Quest.

A brace from Matt Jay and one from Nicky Ajose made it another impressive night in the Trophy for Exeter City.

Salford City 2-1 Accrington Stanley

It was a night to remember for Salford City striker Tom Elliott, as the 29-year-old’s memorable debut ensured that the Ammies made it into the Semi-Finals of the Trophy for the first time in their history.

They had to do it the hard way however, with Accrington Stanley taking the lead in the 11th minute through Sam Finley.  

they had to do things the hard way against John Coleman’s Accrington Stanley, as the Sky Bet League One outfit took the lead in the 11th minute through Sam Finley.

Cameron Burgess levelled things up just before half-time, setting up an interesting second-half. Graham Alexander’s men did enough to overcome the Sky Bet League One side when Elliott struck on his Salford debut just four minutes into the second-half to send them through to the final four.

Portsmouth 2-1 Scunthorpe United

Following a memorable day at Wembley last year, Portsmouth are the current holders of the competition and have their eyes firmly set on retaining the trophy after reaching the Semi-Finals.

Kenny Jackett’s side had to navigate their way through a Scunthorpe United side that have been on the rise in league action in recent weeks.

Pompey took the lead on the 13th minute through John Marquis, before the Iron pulled the game back level just after the hour mark, courtesy of Abo Eisa.

It didn’t stay level for long though as Cameron McGheehan hammered home his first goal in Portsmouth colours to send them through to a second Semi-Final in a row.

Newport County P-P Leicester City U21

Unfortunately there was one ground that fell victim to the adverse weather conditions, and that came at Rodney Parade ahead of Newport County’s game against Leicester City’s U21s. The match has since been rescheduled for Tuesday 4 February at 7pm.


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