Newcastle Visit Accrington Stanley In Carling Cup

Accrington Stanley will now be looking forward to one of the biggest games in their history, after getting the famous Newcastle United club at home, in the second round of the Carling Cup.

The League Two side, who are based in Accrington, Lancashire (that’s a surprise), and founded in 1968,  beat Doncaster Rovers to earn the home tie against Newcastle, who are of course back in the PL, after being out just one year – but ran away with the Championship by 11 points last season.

Accrington reached the fourth round of the FA Cup last year before losing 3-1 to Fulham, so Newcastle will be expecting a tough game, and they will never under-rate any side, with Chris Hughton in charge on Tyneside.

Sunderland will host Colchester United and the matches will be played in the week starting August 23rd.

Here is the Carling Cup – Second round draw

Accrington v Newcastle
Portsmouth v Crystal Palace
Leeds v Leicester
Wolverhampton v Southend
Blackburn v Norwich
MK Dons v Blackpool
Tranmere v Swansea
Everton v Huddersfield
Peterborough v Cardiff
Reading v Northampton
Scunthorpe v Sheff Wed
Brentford v Hull
Sunderland v Colchester
Leyton Orient v West Brom
Morecambe v Burnley
Birmingham v Rochdale
Crewe v Ipswich
Watford v Notts County
West Ham v Oxford Utd
Southampton v Bolton
Bradford v Preston
Fulham v Port Vale
Millwall v Middlesbrough
Stoke v Shrewsbury
Hartlepool v Wigan.

5 comments so far

  • Majuro Magpie

    Aug 12, 2010 at 4:31 AM

    Comment #1


  • Tjodalf

    Aug 12, 2010 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #2

    I remember the Stevenage-games….If we hadn’t had Shearer around for those, we would have been thumped..

  • newcastle29

    Aug 12, 2010 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #3

    should walk that game, and we should field some kids tbh! but i would rather we went out of that cup straight away. we dont need the extra games tbh.

  • baro

    Aug 12, 2010 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #4

    Chance to give our youngsters a route. By the way the game will be on SKY. It says it on the official site.

  • newcastle29

    Aug 12, 2010 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #5

    @ baro.

    aye i would say that would be the best bet, arsenal do it every season.


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