Rivals paired in CC 1st-rd draw
otts County versus Nottingham Forest and Leeds against Bradford are the picks of the Carling Cup first-round draw, which was made on Thursday. Football League new boys Crawley and AFC Wimbledon have been dangled a tasty carrot for their first-round tie, with Championship side Crystal Palace their possible opponent. Relegated duo Blackpool and West Ham face Sheffield Wednesday and Aldershot respectively. Defending champions Birmingham have been given a bye due to their Europa League participation. First-round draw: Rochdale v Chesterfield Port Vale v Huddersfield Town Hull City v Macclesfield Town Rotherham United v Leicester City Hartlepool United v Sheffield United Leeds United v Bradford City Doncaster Rovers v Tranmere Rovers Walsall v Middlesbrough Barnsley v Morecambe Accrington Stanley v Scunthorpe United Derby County v ShrewsburyTown Oldham Athletic v Carlisle United Bury v Coventry City Sheffield Wednesday v Blackpool Burnley v Burton Albion Preston North End v Crewe Alexandra Nottingham Forest v NottsCounty Brighton & Hove Albion v Gillingham AFC Bournemouth v Dagenham & Redbridge Ipswich Town v Northampton Town Cheltenham Town v Milton Keynes Dons Bristol Rovers v Watford Plymouth Argyle v Millwall Oxford United v Cardiff City West Ham United v Aldershot Town Southampton v Torquay United Charlton Athletic v Reading Portsmouth v Barnet Stevenage v Peterborough United Southend United v Leyton Orient Wycombe Wanderers v Colchester United Hereford United v Brentford Exeter City v Yeovil Town Bristol City v Swindon Town Crystal Palace v Crawley Town/AFC Wimbledon Ties to be played week commencing August 8.
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