Irish in Checkatrade Trophy action…04-09-2018

There was Irish involvement in the second round of the Checkatrade Trophy this evening. The competition is restricted to English Football League clubs together with U21 sides from the majority of the Premier League clubs. Southampton U21, who secured a two nil victory at Colchester United, included Michael Obafemi who scored, Thomas O’Connor the captain, Aaron O’Driscoll and Will Smallbone in their starting eleven with Jonathan Afolabi and Will Ferry on the substitute bench. Deadline day loan signing Eunan O’Kane made his Luton Town debut in the ‘Hatters’ two one victory over Brighton & Hove Albion U21 for whom Aaron Connolly and Daniel Mandroiu started while Warren O’Hora was on the substitute bench.