It was almost predictable, but AFC Bournemouth have been drawn at home against south coast neighbours, Portsmouth, in the first round of this seasons Carling Cup.
On the draw, manager Eddie Howe was quoted as saying in the Bournemouth Evening Echo: "It is a great draw for both clubs and we are really looking forward to the tie. Although I was injured for most of my time there, it is a fantastic club with brilliant supporters. “Portsmouth have had a tough time of it for the past few years and have shown great togetherness and community spirit to come through. Being a derby, the game will have added spice and it has all the makings of being an excellent spectacle between two teams which like to play good football".Here's the full draw: Bury v Crewe AlexandraShrewsbury Town v Bolton WanderersMiddlesbrough v Accrington StanleyDoncaster Rovers v RochdalePreston North End v BlackpoolBarnsley v Scunthorpe UnitedTranmere Rovers v Mansfield TownYork City v BurnleyNotts County v Fleetwood TownSheffield United v Burton AlbionOldham Athletic v Derby CountyCarlisle United v Blackburn RoversMorecambe v Wolverhampton WanderersNottingham Forest v Hartlepool UnitedLeeds United v ChesterfieldHuddersfield Town v Bradford CityRotherham United v Sheffield WednesdayPort Vale v WalsallGillingham v Bristol CityAFC Bournemouth v PortsmouthWycombe Wanderers v Leicester CityBrentford v Dagenham and RedbridgeExeter City v Queens Park RangersCharlton Athletic v Oxford UnitedSouthend United v Yeovil TownMillwall v AFC WimbledonSwindon Town v Torquay UnitedBirmingham City v Plymouth ArgyleStevenage v Ipswich TownCheltenham Town v Crawley TownBristol Rovers v WatfordNorthampton Town v Milton Keynes DonsLeyton Orient v Coventry CityColchester United v Peterborough UnitedBrighton and Hove Albion v Newport County
Ties to be played in the week commencing August 5th.
Source: Cherries MAD