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U's hoping to make it into last eight of Papa John's Trophy

3 January 2022

Hayden Mullins' side are aiming to take their place in the quarter-finals of the Papa John's Trophy when they travel to Sutton United on Tuesday evening.

The U's have made it into the last sixteen of the Papa John's Trophy for the first time since the format changes of the tournament, and will be looking to go even further when they take on last season's Nation League Champions, Sutton United on Tuesday night. 

Hayden Mullins' side were elevated to the knockout stages after an error by West Ham United U21s, seeing the young Hammers deducted points. 

In the first knockout game of the tournament, the U's made it safely through thanks to Luke Chambers' unlikely double at Swindon Town. The centre-half netted twice in the opening fifteen minutes of the match to put the U's in an unassailable lead at the County Ground, progressing to the last sixteen of this season's competitoin.

The Opposition
Sutton United are making good progress in their first every entry in the tournament. They have adapted well to life in their first Football League season, running well in the league as well as progressing through the group stages of the Papa John's Trophy. 

Also known as the U's, Sutton topped their group containing Portsmouth, AFC Wimbledon and Crystal Palace U21, taking the maximum nine points from three games, without conceding a goal. 

And Matt Gray's side kept up their good defensive record in the knockout stages. With both Sutton United and Stevenage drawing a blank, the game was decided on penalties, with the South London club coming out on top. 

Tuesday's opponents have had six different scorers in the competition so far, and will be hoping they can add to their tally against the U's in the upcoming match, with a spot in the quarter-finals at stake. 

In The Last Round

Luke Chambers and Alan Judge combined for both goals at the County Ground against Swindon Town in the last round of the competition. The U's raced into an early two-goal lead, with the hosts striking back just before half time, but Hayden Mullins' side held on to progress. 

Streaming
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Tickets
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