Imps 2-2 Wolves Under 21s
City – Slocombe, Shackell, Wharton, Crookes, Gordon, Pett, Chapman, Anderson, Rhead, Green, Mensah (Subs On) Toffolo, Akinde, Andrade
Wolves – Norris, John, Kilman, Molberg, Iorfa, Giles, Watt, Goncalves, Diallo, Ashley-Seal, Ennis (Sub On) Buur
HCYP – 83%
FTAP – 33%
A Matt Green double was cancelled out, firstly bu Ashley-Seal and the Ryan Gules as we went on to lose 5-4 on penalties and still progress to the next round. The EFL Trophy as a sideshow this season, with Tom Shaw and Jamie McCombe getting a game as we went out on penalties to Accrington a few months later. It was promotion, at all costs, and this game did help a little by giving needed game time to the likes of Kellan Gordon, who had won us the Forest Green game a week before and would get us a point against Mansfield a couple of weeks later.
As for Wolves, a couple of names do stand out – Will Norris has since appeared for Ipswich and recently completed a switch to Premier League side Burnley. Iorfa and Giles are both in the Championship, whilst Ennis, Ashley-Seal, and John are all in League One, the former on loan and the latter two on permanent deals. Elliot Watt is on loan in League Two with Bradford, whilst Pedro Goncalves has just scored seven goals in four matches for Sporting Lisbon.
Two of their squad from that night have gone on to play for their first team – Danish defender Oskar Buur and towering defender Max Kilman. Also, despite the recent criticism, Wolves boasted the highest number of Home International players of all four youth teams we have played.