The EFL Football Manager Cup is building up ahead of steam following the second round’s completion.
The virtual cup began on Monday 18 April with 54 teams in the hat and has now been whittled down to just 16 sides.
Round Two is done 💪
The match of the round was undoubtedly Brenford’s compelling encounter with Shrewsbury Town. The Bees had to come from behind twice to secure a 2-2 draw in normal time. Following an additional 30 minutes, the sides still could not find a winner so the contest was settled by who could keep their nerve from the penalty spot. Ultimately it was the Championship side who prevailed 3-1 thanks to goalkeeper David Reyna who produced the crucial save from Shrewsbury’s midfielder Shaun Whalley.
@daviidraya1 the hero with two saves in the shootout as we progress to Round Three!!!
Joe Lolley’s Nottingham Forest meanwhile managed to put five past Southend at the City Ground thanks to two goals from Ben Watson and Portuguese left back Yuri Ribeiro. Lee Camp’s Birmingham City side also managed to score five in an impressive 5- 0 over Forest Green Rovers.
RT BCFC: 🎩 We are in the hat for Round Three of the EFL FootballManager Cup!
Elsewhere, Luton Town progressed to round three with a 3-1 success against Ipswich, mirroring the exact result between the sides when they met in the Carabao Cup back in August. While there were 1-0 wins for Fulham and Mansfield Town against Charlton Athletic and Portsmouth respectively.
This tournament has so far managed to raise £1,879 for the mental health charity, Mind UK and you can continue to donate via the JustGive Page until it’s conclusion on the 17th May.
The draw for the next round is set to take place this Sunday via the Football Manager twitter page.
EFL Football Manager Cup Schedule
The Round of 16 – Commences week of May 4th
The Quarter-finals – May 11-14th
The Semi Finals – Saturday May 16th
The Final – Sunday May 17th