Vital Football

Latest AFC Wimbledon News

Academy Sides Now Drawn For EFL Trophy 2017

Academy Sides Now Drawn For EFL Trophy 2017

A short time ago the EFL finally announced who would be playing which Academy side in this year's EFL Trophy.

Quite why we needed two group stage draws this year is beyond me, and the generic fan reaction from those calling for a boycott - well what was presumably meant to create 'tension' succeeded in making it a farce - especially as it appears nobody knew when the draw would actually take place today.

Maybe it's me but we are still waiting for the fixtures and we're now going on almost an hour since it was supposed to begin.

Anyway, for those interested in the Trophy for this season, here is the full draw for the group stage and you'll have to discover your own fixture dates whenever they might be announced.

Northern:

Group A
Carlisle United, Fleetwood Town, Morecambe, Leicester City

Group B
Accrington Stanley, Blackpool, Wigan Athletic, Middlesbrough

Group C
Blackburn Rovers, Bury, Rochdale, Stoke City

Group D
Crewe Alexandra, Oldham Athletic, Port Vale, Newcastle United

Group E
Coventry City, Shrewsbury Town, Walsall, West Bromwich Albion

Group F
Bradford City, Chesterfield, Rotherham United, Manchester City

Group G
Lincoln City, Mansfield Town, Notts County, Everton

Group H
Doncaster Rovers, Grimsby Town, Scunthorpe United, Sunderland

Southern:

Group A
Charlton Athletic, Crawley Town, Portsmouth, Fulham

Group B
Colchester United, Gillingham, Southend United, Reading

Group C
Bristol Rovers, Swindon Town, Wycombe Wanderers, West Ham United

Group D
Exeter City, Plymouth Argyle, Yeovil Town, Chelsea

Group E
Cheltenham Town, Forest Green Rovers, Newport County, Swansea City

Group F
Wimbledon, Barnet, Luton Town,
Tottenham Hotspur

Group G
MK Dons, Oxford United, Stevenage, Brighton

Group H
Cambridge United, Northampton Town, Peterborough United, Southampton

Bloggers

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Wednesday July 12 2017
Time: 4:15PM

Login to post a comment

Recent AFC Wimbledon Articles

No Winter Break For The EFL

Earlier in the week the subject a winter break reappeared for the domestic game in this country, however the EFL have flatly ruled it out.

Abdou Shortlisted For PFA Player Of The Month Vote (Jan)

Following his performances over the month of January in League One, Wimbledon's Nadjim Abdou finds himself shortlisted this time around.

January MotM Nomination - Ardley (AFC Wimbledon)

The January nominations for the Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month Award are in.

Football Discrimination On The Increase in 2017/18

A recent report from Kick It Out has found that there has been a 38% increase in incidents of discrimination so far this season.

AFC Wimbledon Archived Articles

Vital Wimbledon articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Wimbledon
Write For Vital Wimbledon
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Was 2016-17 a successful season for the Dons?
Suggested By:
Yes30%
No70%
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent AFC Wimbledon Results (view all)

AFC Wimbledon Fixtures

The Vital Football Members League