Charlton Athletic have marked their arrival in the lower leagues with a draw away to Hereford United in the first round of the Carling Cup. The Addicks will begin their campaign at Edgar Street against a Bulls side relegated to League Two last season.
The match will take place on the evening of Tuesday, August 11th or Wednesday, August 12th. And it will be the first meeting between the two clubs for 20 years, after they clashed at the second round stage back in September 1989. How have the mighty fallen.
Hereford will now doubt be looking for a scalp against a 'fallen giant' and it remains to be seen whether the Addicks can take the bull by the horns. Darren Randolph should be able to give them some advice as he was the Bulls' keeper before falling out with them.
Fans are now waiting with bated breath for the Johnstone's Paint Trophy draw.