Checkatrade Trophy round-up: Tottenham U21 qualify despite defeat
Newcastle U21s and Sunderland also through in Northern section
Last Updated: 14/11/18 8:38am
Tottenham U21s qualified for the knockout rounds of the Checkatrade Trophy despite a 3-2 defeat to Portsmouth in Southern Group A.
Phoenix Patterson put Spurs ahead, but Pompey replied with goals from Andre Green, Gareth Evans and Oli Hawkins before Harvey White grabbed a late consolation for Spurs, who finish second in the group.
Cambridge secured their progress from Group B with a 3-1 win over Colchester. Ade Azeez scored twice and Emmanuel Osadebe also netted for Cambridge.
Newport finished second in Group C after a 2-0 win over Plymouth, with Antoine Semenyo and Mark Harris scoring the goals.
Joel Randall scored his first senior goal for Exeter City to help secure a 2-0 win over Bristol Rovers. Jonathan Forte also found the net for Exeter, who finish top of Group D ahead of Rovers.
Cheltenham won Group E after a 2-0 win over Coventry thanks to goals from Jacob Maddox and Will Boyle.
Swansea U21s advanced to the knockout stages for the third straight year as they beat Charlton 1-0 to finish top of Group G.
Peterborough beat Luton 2-1 in Group H, but both sides still progressed to the next round. Colin Daniel and Ivan Toney scored in the first half for Posh while Matty Pearson replied for Luton, who finish top of the group.
Brighton U21s exited the competition despite a 3-2 win over MK Dons. Aaron Connolly scored a hat-trick for Brighton and Kieran Agard and Mitch Hancox netted for MK.
Sunderland topped Northern Group A after a 1-0 win over Morecambe, although Josh Maja left it until the 91st minute to seal the win. Stoke City U21s also edged into the knockout rounds as they beat Carlisle 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in regular time.
Joey Barton's Fleetwood finished bottom of Group B after defeat to Bury, who qualified for the next phase after a 3-1 win, finishing second to Rochdale.
It was a tight affair in Group C, with a 3-2 win for Blackpool not enough to see them through, although their opponents Accrington did finish top of the group.
They were joined by Macclesfield Town, who were 2-1 winners against the West Brom U21s and featured 37-year-old Gareth Barry as he made a return from injury. The academy side finished bottom of Group C.
Shrewsbury Town took top spot of Group D - ahead of Man City U21s - with a 2-1 win against Crewe Alexandra, while Port Vale and Walsall also took their places in the knockout stages after the Valiants were also 2-1 winners in their Group E meeting.
It was the same scoreline for Barnsley as they beat Bradford City to take top spot in Group F. David Hopkin's side finished bottom of the table.
Newcastle U21s finished their group campaign with a 100 per cent record as they beat Grimsby 3-2 in Group G to qualify for the next round. Cal Roberts, Elias Sorensen and Matty Longstaff scored for the Magpies.
Mansfield Town also had a perfect group phase as they topped Group H with a 3-2 win over Scunthorpe, who just missed out on qualifying for the knockout stages themselves.