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Johnstone's Paint Trophy: Area Semi-Final preview

8 December 2015

After Barnsley's dramatic penalty shoot-out victory over Wigan Athletic at the weekend, six more teams will go head-to-head in a bid to join them in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Area Finals.

The Tykes beat Wigan 4-2 on penalties at the DW Stadium following a 2-2 draw across 90 minutes, and Lee Johnson's men are now just two games away from a trip to Wembley Stadium.

Read more: Lee Johnson delighted as Barnsley reach Johnstone's Paint Trophy Northern Area Final

Here is a look at the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Area Semi-Final draw in full:

Northern Section

Fleetwood Town v Morecambe
Wigan Athletic 2-2 Barnsley (Barnsley won 4-2 on penalties)

Southern Section

Oxford United v Yeovil Town
Southend United v Millwall

Looking to deny Barnsley that honour are Fleetwood Town and Morecambe, who contest the other Northern Area Semi-Final on Tuesday evening.

Fleetwood arrived at this stage of the competition courtesy of a 4-1 shoot-out victory over Sheffield United, while Morecambe overcame Rochdale 1-0 at Spotland to book their place.

Read more: Johnstone's Paint Trophy: Area Quarter-Final review 

In the Southern section, there's an all-Sky Bet League 1 battle as Southend United host Millwall at Roots Hall.

The pair are currently locked on 31 points apiece in the division, sitting seventh and eighth respectively going into Tuesday's Trophy clash.

Southend beat Bristol Rovers 1-0 in the previous round to make this stage, while Millwall prevailed in an eight-goal thriller with Plymouth Argyle - eventually winning 5-3 at Home Park.

The other Semi-Final pairs Sky Bet League 2 clubs Oxford United and Yeovil Town together.

Their League form couldn't be more contrasting, with Oxford one of three sides  leading the way on 40 points, while Yeovil prop up the table having failed to win in any of their last 10 League outings. The Glovers are also managerless, after Paul Sturrock departed Huish Park last week.

Read more: Paul Sturrock sacked: Yeovil Town 'had no alternative'

Match Official Appointments

The officials appointed to the Area Semi-Finals of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy have been announced.

Click here to see which referees are in action during the Johnstone's Paint Trophy this week.

Don't miss it!

We'll be covering all the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Area Semi-Final action on Tuesday evening, via our live Twitter feed - @JP_Trophy.

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