Academy Teams Cup Draw

Young Silkmen sides find out their opponents in knockout stages of the CEFA National North Cup

After coming 1st and 2nd in their respected groups, both our A and B teams progressed to the knockout stages of the competition. Throughout the group stages, both our sides in total managed to score a fantastic 35 goals while only conceded 10, which will be a massive reason why we progressed to the next round. 

The draw which was made on Thursday 27th December at the EFL Trust base handed both our A and B team with difficult opponents. 

Our A team who topped their group unbeaten were handed a home tie to Blackburn Rovers A, who topped Group F unbeaten winning all their three games and scoring 25 goals in the process whilst only conceding seven goals. Blackburn who play their league games in North West 1 sit top of their league after seven games, winning five and losing two of those games. 

Our B team which finished second in their group only losing one game on the final group stage game have been handed an away trip to Burton Albion B. Burton Albion B topped their group after winning all three games, scoring 24 goals and kept a clean sheet in every one of their games. Burton Albion B who play their league games in North Central 1 haven’t made the best of starts to the season currently occupying second-bottom after only picking up one point out of four games. 

Good Luck to both sides! 

Both games are due to be played on Wednesday 15th January 2020. 

Full draw below 

Walsall vs Doncaster Rovers A

Aston Villa C vs Nottingham Forest A 

Sheffield United B vs Burton Albion A 

West Bromwich Albion vs Derby County A 

Macclesfield Town A vs Blackburn Rovers A 

Burton Albion B vs Macclesfield Town B 

Newcastle United vs Carlile United 

Shrewsbury Town vs Rochdale 

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