The Football League Paper - - NEWS - By Steven Coney

LAST sea­son’s beaten fi­nal­ists Wal­sall have been handed a tough trip to More­cambe in the John­stone’s Paint Tro­phy.

The first round draw was made yesterday morn­ing and the Sad­dlers, who were beaten by Bristol City at Wem­b­ley in March, will travel to the League Two Shrimps.

The first round games are sched­uled to be played the week com­menc­ing Au­gust 31.

John­stone’s Paint Tro­phy first round draw North­West: Port Vale v Carlisle United, Shrews­bury Town v Old­ham Ath­letic, Ac­cring­ton Stan­ley v Bury, More­cambe v Wal­sall.

North East: Hartle­pool United v Sheffield United, Don­caster Rovers v Bur­ton Al­bion, Notts County v Mans­field Town, Scun­thorpe United v Barns­ley.

South West: Yeovil Town v Bar­net, New­port County v Swin­don Town, Ex­eter City v Portsmouth, AFC Wim­ble­don v Ply­mouth Ar­gyle.

South East: Lu­ton Town v Ley­ton Ori­ent, Mill­wall v Peterborough United, Northamp­ton Town v Colch­ester United, Cam­bridge United v Da­gen­ham & Red­bridge.

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