Teams: Colchester United FC
LDV Vans Trophy
Northern Section Semi-Final Results:
Sheff Wed 4-0 Scunthorpe
Blackpool 3-2 Halifax
Southern Section Semi-Final Results:
Northampton 2-3 Colchester
Southend 4-0 QPR
Colchester V Southend - Southern Section Final
Essex rivals Colchester and Southend are preparing for their first competitive meeting since 1989.
The U's and Blues will go head-to-head over two legs in the Southern Area Final of the LDV Vans Trophy.
The ties were confirmed after Colchester beat Northampton 3-2 after extra-time and Southend hammered QPR 4-0 on Tuesday.
"They'll be two fantastic matches," said Colchester boss Phil Parkinson.
"We've played four away ties so we've done it the hard way. We're just two games away from Cardiff and that'd be great."
Southend caretaker-manager Steve Tilson believes the games will provide both clubs with an economic boost.
"It's a local derby which is great. There'll be big crowds so financially it's good for both clubs," said Tilson.
The first leg will be at Layer Road on 10 February with the second leg 14 days later.
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