Ex­eter first up in Tro­phy

Gloucestershire Echo - - SPORT -

CHEL­TENHAM Town will start their EFL Tro­phy cam­paign at Ex­eter City on Tues­day, Septem­ber 3.

Their sec­ond South­ern Group E match will be at home to West Ham United Un­der-21s on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 8,

And their con­clud­ing first round tie will be at home to New­port County AFC on Tues­day, November 12.

The com­pe­ti­tion is now known as the Leas­ing.com Tro­phy, hav­ing pre­vi­ously been the Check­a­trade Tro­phy.

The top two teams from each group progress to the sec­ond round of the com­pe­ti­tion, which was last sea­son won by Portsmouth.

Chel­tenham lost their first match 4-0 at For­est Green Rovers last sea­son be­fore de­feat­ing Ar­se­nal Un­der-23s 6-2 and Coven­try City 2-0 to reach the sec­ond stage, where they beat New­port County AFC 7-6 on penal­ties af­ter a 1-1 draw.

They were knocked out by Ox­ford United, 4-1 on penal­ties af­ter an­other 1-1 draw at the Jonny-rocks Sta­dium, in the third round (last 16).

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