Morecambe to visit Lincoln City in the Papa Johns Trophy
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Ironically, Derek Adams’ players head to Lincoln the weekend before that in League One.
It is Morecambe’s first appearance in the knockout stages since the competition was overhauled for the 2016-17 season with the addition of U21 academy teams.
Five consecutive group stage failures followed before the Shrimps secured their spot in the last 32 this season, progressing from a group with Everton’s youngsters, Harrogate Town and Hartlepool United.
All four teams could have qualified going into the final round of games but Everton eventually topped the group with six points, while Morecambe, Harrogate and Hartlepool all finished with four.
The Shrimps and Harrogate also had the same goal difference of minus one but Morecambe progressed after scoring one more goal.