Date: 23rd September 2006 at 9:37am
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Hartlepool United have been drawn at home to Rotherham United in the first round of the Johnston’s Paint Trophy.

Soccer A.M’s Tim Lovejoy turned over Pools card first in the live televised draw, his partner in crime Helen Chamberlain then turned over the card of Rotherham.

The game will see Pools come face to face with the side who held onto their League One status ahead of Pools on the final day of last season.

The game will take place the week beginning October 16th at Victoria Park. Under 16’s are allowed free entry to the game if accomanpied by an adult, in addition there will be no extra time if the game is level at the end of 90 minutes, the tie will go straight to penalties.