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Last Updated: Tuesday, 28 June, 2005, 08:01 GMT 09:01 UK
Swansea handed difficult cup test
Swansea have been handed a tough draw in the first round of the Carling Cup after being drawn away to Reading.

But the Swans came away with a 1-1 draw at the Madejski Stadium last season in the FA Cup, narrowly losing the replay 1-0 at the Vetch Field.

Cardiff City are also away in the first round, to be played the week commencing 22 August, at Colchester United.

Wrexham are the only Welsh side with a home draw, with Colchester's League One colleagues Doncaster the visitors.


Carling Cup first round draw:
Preston v Barnsley
Chesterfield v Huddersfield
Blackpool v Hull
Mansfield v Stoke
Rotherham v Port Vale
Nottingham Forest v Macclesfield
Sheffield United v Boston
Derby v Grimsby
Leeds v Oldham
Wrexham v Doncaster
Scunthorpe v Tranmere
Stockport v Sheffield Wednesday
Bury v Leicester
Rochdale v Bradford
Hartlepool v Darlington
Wolves v Chester
Lincoln v Crewe
Burnley v Carlisle
Reading v Swansea
Gillingham v Oxford
MK Dons v Norwich
Plymouth v Peterborough
Shewsbury v Brighton
Cheltenham v Brentford
Northampton v QPR
Millwall v Bristol Rovers
Watford v Notts County
Rushden & Diamonds v Coventry
Bristol City v Barnet
Colchester v Cardiff
Torquay v Bournemouth
Ipswich v Yeovil
Southend v Southampton
Crystal Palace v Walsall
Swindon v Wycombe
Leyton Orient v Luton

  • Ties will be played on the week commencing 22 August.

  • Clubs entering in the 2nd round: Aston Villa, Birmingham, Blackburn, Charlton, Fulham, Manchester City, Portsmouth, Sunderland, Tottenham, West Brom, West Ham, Wigan.

  • Clubs entering in the 3rd round: Arsenal, Bolton, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester United, Middlesbrough, Newcastle.





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    09 Jun 05 |  League Cup


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