The Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, also known colloquially as the ‘Paint Pot’ or the Football League Trophy, is due to take place in 2013 on Sunday 7th April.
The tournament featuring all 48 clubs of League One and League Two has finally boiled down to this. The match held at Wembley Stadium will this year be played out between Southend United, who beat Leyton Orient in the southern final, and Crewe Alexandra, who championed Coventry City 3-2 in the northern final.
There have been just over 15,000 tickets allocated to Crewe fans for the East Stand. Southend have an allocation of around 26,500 tickets for the West Stand. Tickets are currently available via the Blues Box Office but are selling out quickly, so make sure to get your hands on some soon if you want to be there to experience the excitement!
The gates will open at 11am on the 7th April and the match will begin at 1.15pm. The expected time for the match will be around 2 hours, although it could be longer if extra time and penalties are played.read more