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Town Drawn At Home In 1st Round Of Worthy Cup!

By: Bill Osborne
Date: 24/07/2002

IN the Worthington Cup draw today, the Mariners are pitted against Chesterfield at home, to be played on Tuesday the 10th of September.

Although some pundits discount the value of the Worthington cup, for clubs in the Nationwide League, this season's comp will have particular significance.

With the loss of TV money, clubs that can manage a good run in this comp will hope to retrieve some of the lost income from TV through additional gate income and that makes the Worthington Cup a much sought after prize.

Bristol Rovers and Boston United will have to play a qualifying game to enter the first round.

The full draw is as follows:

Preliminary Round

Bristol Rovers v Boston United

(To be played Tuesday 20 August 2002 kick off 7:45pm)

Round One

Huddersfield Town v Darlington
Rotherham United v Carlisle United
Lincoln City v Stockport County
Wrexham v Bradford City
Grimsby Town v Chesterfield
Northampton Town v Wigan Athletic
Mansfield Town v Derby County
Oldham Athletic v Notts County
Sheffield United v York City
Preston North End v Scunthorpe United
Hull City v Leicester City
Hartlepool United v Tranmere Rovers
Nottingham Forest v Kidderminster Harriers
Burnley v Blackpool
Bury v Stoke City
Port Vale v Crewe Alexandra
Macclesfield Town v Barnsley
Sheffield Wednesday v Rochdale
Bristol City v Oxford United
Swindon Town v Wycombe Wanderers
Walsall v Shrewsbury Town
Rushden & Diamonds v Millwall
Leyton Orient v Queens Park Rangers
Cambridge United v Reading
Torquay United v Gillingham
Watford v Luton Town
AFC Bournemouth v Brentford
Bristol Rovers or Boston United v Cardiff City
Norwich City v Cheltenham Town
Brighton & Hove Albion v Exeter City
Crystal Palace v Plymouth Argyle
Swansea City v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Coventry City v Colchester United
Portsmouth v Peterborough United
Southend United v Wimbledon

(Ties will be played during week commencing 9 September 2002)



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