Wigan Athletic have been handed a trip to the North East and a tricky Carling Cup Second Round tie against Chris Turner’s League One side Hartlepool United.
Hartlepool’s passage through to the Second Round came at the expense of Championship side Sheffield United with James Brown giving The Monkey Hangers an early lead and Adam Boyd completing the scoring from the spot on the hour.
Latics and Hartlepool last met in March 1997 when the two sides battled out a 2-2 draw at Springfield Park as John Deehan’s side march towards the Division Three title.
On the scoresheet for Wigan that afternoon was current assistant manager Graham Jones and Ian Kilford, now assistant at Kendal Town.
Roberto Martinez will also remember that game as he replaced Isidro Diaz ten minutes into the second half.
Martinez had started the game in Wigan’s last visit to Victoria Park earlier in the season when Jonesy thought he had grabbed a late winner only for Mark Cooper to rescue a point in time added on.
The two sides have never met in this competition but have locked horns on four occasions in the FA Cup.
5,303 fans witnessed a 2-2 draw at Springfield Park in November 1981 with Hartlepool progressed through to Round Two following a 1-0 win in the replay four days later.
They next met at the same stage seven years later with a single goal at Victoria Park again seeing the home side through and two season later goals from Bryan Griffiths and Don Page earned Wigan a third round trip to Coventry.
The full draw for the Carling Cup Second Round is as follows:
Accrington Stanley v Newcastle United
Portsmouth v Crystal Palace
Leeds United v Leicester City
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Southend United
Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City
MK Dons v Blackpool
Tranmere Rovers v Swansea City
Everton v Huddersfield Town
Peterborough United v Cardiff City
Reading v Northampton Town
Scunthorpe United v Sheffield Wednesday
Brentford v Hull City
Sunderland v Colchester United
Leyton Orient v West Bromwich Albion
Morecambe v Burnley
Birmingham City v Rochdale
Crewe v Ipswich Town
Watford v Notts County
West Ham United v Oxford United
Southampton v Bolton
Bradford City v Preston North End
Fulham v Port Vale
Millwall v Middlesbrough
Stoke City v Shrewsbury Ton
Hartlepool v Wigan Athletic
Games to be played week commencing 23rd August.