Luke Molyneux has been named player of the round in the Papa John's Trophy following his goal scoring cameo in Hartlepool United's quarter-final success over Charlton Athletic

Luke Molynuex has been named the ‘player of the round’ for his quarter-final performance in the Papa John’s Trophy.

By Joe Ramage
Thursday, 10th February 2022, 3:12 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th February 2022, 3:12 pm

Molyneux came off the bench against Charlton Athletic and grabbed a stunning equaliser for Graeme Lee’s side to force a penalty shootout where Pools would ultimately prevail.

That victory over Charlton has set up a tantalising semi-final tie with League One leaders Rotherham United at the Suit Direct Stadium next month.

Molyneux has been in excellent form for Pools in recent weeks with his textbook quarter-final strike against the Addicks one of three goals in his last four games following a man of the match display against Barrow in League Two in midweek.

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Luke Molyneux has been named the player of the round in the Papa John's Trophy. Picture by FRANK REID

Speaking on the award Molyneux said: “I am delighted to win the award. I always want to help the team as best I can whether that’s starting or coming off the bench.

“We will do everything we can in the semi-final to get past Rotherham and get us to Wembley.”

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