First leg of JP Trophy Northern final at B2net

Johnstone's Paint Trophy
Johnstone's Paint Trophy

Chesterfield FC have been drawn at home in the first leg of the Northern final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

Oldham Athletic will visit the B2net Stadium on or before Wednesday, January 18.

Match arrangements are now subject to mutual agreement between the Spireites and the Latics.

The date of the second leg at Boundary Park could be played on Monday, January 30, Tuesday, February 7 or Wednesday, February 8.

It will be televised by Sky TV who are currently in consultation with the Football League over the actual date.

Chesterfield booked their ticket to the Northern final thanks to a dramatic victory at Preston North End on Tuesday.

The match was tied at 1-1 at the final whistle, Craig Westcarr levelling for the Blues at Deepdale, who went on to win the penalty shoot-out 4-2.

Fit-again keeper Tommy Lee saved one of the spot kicks while Alex Mendy netted his penalty to take Chesterfield through.

If Chesterfield defeat Oldham over the two-legged clash, they will play the winners of the Southern final – either Swindon Town or Barnet – at Wembley.

Following their triumphant cup match in midweek, Chesterfield return to League One action this weekend.

The Spireites are bottom of the table and manager John Sheridan takes his men to Adams Park to meet second-bottom Wycombe Wanderers in what is seen as a ‘six-pointer’.