Victory over Colchester United on shortlist for honour
Northampton Town will do battle with two of their Sky Bet League 2 rivals for the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy team of the round prize.
Plymouth Argyle and Morecambe have also been nominated for first round honours.
The winning team is set to be selected over the coming days by a panel of judges and will receive a supply of Johnstone’s Paint to utilise on a club project, as well as a trophy.
Richard Mazurkiewicz, marketing manager for Johnstone’s Paint, said: “There were 16 entertaining ties in the first round of the tenth Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and some fantastic performances.
“For Northampton Town to stay on the road to Wembley by defeating a League 1 side like Colchester was an excellent achievement.
“Northampton Town, Morecambe and Plymouth certainly deserve their place on the shortlist and it will be very interesting to see which way the judges go when determining a winner.”
The Cobblers earned their nomination by defeating Colchester 3-2 in the southern section, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Ryan Watson and Marc Richards grabbing the goals.
Morecambe also earned their nomination by beating higher-ranked opposition after seeing off Walsall, last year’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy finalists, 2-0.
Plymouth Argyle gave themselves a chance of team of the round glory by fighting back from 2-0 down to get the better of hosts AFC Wimbledon 3-2.
Johnstone’s Paint has been bringing colour to the beautiful game since it began sponsoring the Football League Trophy in 2006.
The nearest Johnstone’s Decorating Centre to Northampton Town FC can be found in Grafton Place, NN1 2PS.