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Wednesday, 1 December, 1999, 22:38 GMT
Nationwide sides fly the flag
league cup The remaining 16 teams are now just three more rounds from Wembley

Fulham, Tranmere Rovers and Bolton Wanderers are keeping the Nationwide League flag flying high after taking their places in the quarter-finals of the Worthington Cup.

Both Bolton and Tranmere have been handed home draws in the last eight, against Middlesbrough and Wimbledon respectively.

Fulham meanwhile face a daunting task if they are to reach the semi-finals after being drawn away against the winners of the postponed Leicester-Leeds tie.

The remaining match is an all-Premiership affair, as Aston Villa visit Upton Park to take on West Ham.

The revamped draw for the Worthington Cup ensures that teams knew from the start which ties they would face later in the competition.

Full draw:

Quarter-finals
14/15 December, single ties

QF1 Tranmere v Middlesbrough
QF2 Bolton v Wimbledon
QF3 Leicester or Leeds v Fulham
QF4 West Ham v Aston Villa


Semi-finals
Two-legged, 11/12, 25/26 January

SF1 QF1 v QF2
SF2 QF3 v QF4


Final:
Wembley, Sunday 27 February

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