Papa John's Trophy second round draw: Hartlepool United face trip to Sheffield Wednesday

Hartlepool United face a trip to Sheffield Wednesday in the second round of the Papa John’s Trophy.

Saturday, 13th November 2021, 2:27 pm
Updated Saturday, 13th November 2021, 2:29 pm

The tie will take place at Hillsborough on the week commencing November 29.

Pools finished second in Group A following two draws against group winners Carlisle United and Morecambe before a 1-0 win over Everton under-21s confirmed their place in the last-32 of the competition.

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Hartlepool United's Matty Daly celebrates after scoring their first goal during the EFL Trophy match between Hartlepool United and Everton at Victoria Park, Hartlepool on Tuesday 2nd November 2021. (Credit: Mark Fletcher | MI News)

As runners up, Pools were guaranteed an away fixture against a group winner in the northern section of the draw. Pools were named in pot B where they would face one of either Rotherham United, Sunderland, Accrington Stanley or Sheffield Wednesday.

Pools have already banked £40,000 in the competition so far with a further £20,000 up for grabs for the winner of the second round tie.

In round three, £40,000 is given to the winner while the quarter-final and semi-final pay out £50,000 for a win. The final sees £50,000 given to the runners-up and £100,000 to the winner.

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