By Paul Barfoot
League Two outfit Barnet caused the biggest upset of the round by beating Portsmouth 1-0 at Fratton Park. Portsmouth could not make many changes from the team they fielded at the weekend for their Championship opener against Middlesbrough, and were beaten by a Mark Hughes header in the 30th minute.
Barnet were only one of five lower league opposition to knock down their Championship conterparts on Tuesday night. Barnsley succumbed to a shock 2-0 defeat at the hands of Morecambe with Danny Carlton and Kevin Ellison sealing their fate. Coventry City's less than fantastic start to the new season continued as they went down 3-1 to Bury after a Roy O'Donovan header put them in the lead on the 26th minute. Andy Bishop equalised for Bury in the 33rd minute, but had to wait until the 75th minute to go ahead, courtesy of Ryan Lowe. Lowe then added a second on the 88th minute to seal the victory.
Shrewsbury Town defeated Derby County 3-2 in another of the night's shock results, although if not for Derby's fightback in the second half, could have looked so much better. Shrewsbury were up 3-0 by half time courtesy of a Marvin Morgan who scored two, and James Collins. The second half produced a better Derby performance, but only two goals from Chris Maguire and Theo Robinson could be mustered. Two goals from Emile Sinclair consigned Hull City to defeat against League One opposition Macclesfield Town in another surprising result.
Northampton Town booked their ticket to the second round with a surprise victory over Ipswich Town. Ipswich went ahead on the 11th minute when Jay Emmanuel-Thomas' shot hit the net. Ben Tozer and Paul Turnbull scored to give Northampton a 2-1 victory.
A number of games had to go through the dreaded penalty shootout before a winner was crowned.
Hartlepool United were knocked out after two missed penalties against Sheffield United. Normal play ended 1-1 after Stephen Quinn scored a header for the Yorkshire club, before Antony Sweeney equalised for Hartlepool in the 80th minute. Sam Collins and Colin Nish were the unfortunate players to miss their spot kicks.
The Nottingham derby was also reduced to a penalty shootout after an up-and-down 120 minutes. Mike Edwards put Notts County ahead on the 16th minute, only for Lewis McGugan to equalise for Nottingham Forest on the 30th minute. Robbie Findley then put Forest ahead on the 56th minute, for County to then equalise via Craig Westcarr on the 76th minute. The drama continued into extra time with County again pulling ahead in the 98th minute through Lee Hughes only for Wes Morgan to equalise in the last minute of injury-time. Just like the game, the penalty shootout was riddled with excitement, but it was Forest who came away with the victory in the end after they only missed two penalties (Jonathan Greening and George Boateng), as opposed to County's three (Hamza Bencherif, Lee Hughes and Neal Bishop).
Carlisle United also had to wait until the penalty shootout to knock out Oldam Athletic. Oldham went ahead on the 24th minute after Carlisle's Liam Noble brought down Dean Furman in the box, allowing Reuben Reid to score from the penalty spot. It wasn't until the second half that Carlisle were able to get back on level terms after a Jon-Paul McGovern freekick. The hero for Carlisle though was keeper Adam Colin as he saved both a Matthew Robson and Josh Parker penalty to secure the victory.
10-man Leyton Orient booked their place in the second round at the expense of Southend United. Michael Richardson scored for Orient with a 23rd minute header, before Mark Phillips equalised for Southend with his own header on the 32nd minute. Jonathan Tehoure was sent off in the 60th minute for Orient. This didn't halt the victory though as they won 4-3 on penalties even though scorer Richardson had his saved. Lee Butcher was the man of the moment for Orient who saved Liam Dickinson and JP Kalala's penalty before Jamie Cureton slotted home the winning spotkick.
An exciting game at Adams Park saw Wycombe Wanderers overcome Colchester United 5-4 on penalties after it ended 2-2 after 90 minutes, then 3-3 after extra-time. Wycombe went 2-0 ahead after Scott Donnelly and Joel Grant scored in the 2nd and 12th minute respectively. Colchester clawed their way back to 2-2 just before half time courtesy of Kayode Odejayi and Ian Henderson. It wasn't until eight minutes into extra-time that Colchester took the lead for the first time via Steven Gillespie who scored a penalty after Andy Sandell brought down Anthony Wordsworth in the box. Wycombe equalised in the 105th minute through a Stuart Beavon goal. Penalties ensured and both teams were on a perfect scoring record until Micheal Rose had his saved by Wycombe keeper Nikki Bull.
The biggest score on the night was between Burnley and Burton Albion. Jay Rodriguez had a night to remember as he put Burnley two goals ahead by scoring two penalties in the 57th and 66th minute. Cleveland Taylor scored for Burton in the 72nd minute before Charlie Austin scored a third for Burnley, seemingly wrapping up the victory. Burton had other ideas which came to light after Calvin Zola and Jacques Maghoma, the latter in the 90th minute, equalised sending the game to extra-time. Despite working so hard, Ross Wallace put Burnley ahead almost immediately at the start of extra-time, before Rodriguez scored his third to complete his hat-trick and a fourth for good measure, ending the game at 6-3.
A combination of Ashley Grimes and a Dwayne Mattis own goal helped Rochdale to victory over Chesterfield. Danny Whitaker put Chesterfield in front on 11 minutes only for Grimes to score his first of the night eight minutes later. Five minutes in to extra-time, Whitaker scored his second for Chesterfield after Marcus Holness fouled Jack Lester in the penalty box. Mattis then scored his unfortunate own goal in the 103rd minute before Grimes completed his brace in the 111th minute for Rochdale.
Jon Ashton's decision to take George Boyd down in the box proved to be a bad decision by the Stevenage Borough goalkeeper as it consigned his team to defeat against Peterborough United. Peterborough went ahead through David Ball before Stacy Long equalised for Stevenage. Ball put Peterborough ahead again after a lovely freekick which was taken by Lee Tomlin. Stevenage got back on level terms again in the 80th minute when Michael Bostwick slotted home. Boyd scored for Peterborough six minutes into extra-time before Stevenage again equalised through a Chris Beardsley header. But in the very last minute of extra-time, Ashton brought down Boyd allowing Tomlin to score a penalty, knocking Stevenage out.
Wednesday night's game saw Cardiff City run out eventual winners against Oxford United. Craig Conway opened the scoring on the 12th minute for Cardiff before Simon Clist equalised for Oxford. Extra-time ensued but Peter Wittingham and Matt Jarvis secured the victory.
Scunthorpe United couldn't have left it longer to dispatch Accrington Stanley out of the cup. Scunthorpe eventually took the lead after Andy Barcham was fouled by Kerm Miller, resulting in a penalty which was taken and scored by Chris Dagnall on the 82nd minute. Barcham scored his own in the second minute of injury-time to give United a 2-0 win.
Bournemouth showed no mercy to Dagenham & Redbridge as they ran out 5-0 winners. A freekick from Marc Pugh along with goals by Shaun Cooper, Liam Feeney and two in the final two minutes by Lyle Taylor made it a rousing success.
Gillingham got stuck in against Brighton and Hove Albion collecting six yellow cards, but were still unable to stop Brighton coming away with the victory. One of the yellow cards collected was by Joe Martin for fouling Will Buckley in the box allowing Ashley Barnes to score a penalty in the 67th minute, which proved to be the only goal of the game.
Cheltenham could not stop a rampant Milton Keynes Dons on their own turf despite scoring first. Cheltenham went ahead through Luke Summerfield before Sam Baldock, Jabo Ibehre, Dean Lewington and Angelo Balanta scored in a very dominant 23 minutes of play starting just before half-time and ending 19 minutes after the start of the second half giving MK Dons a 4-1 victory.
Doncaster Rovers put three past Tranmere Rovers to knock the Merseyside club out. Goals from a Chris Brown penalty, Ryan Mason and Kyle Bennett grabbed the result. Exeter City defeated Yeovil Town with a 2-0 victory. Goals from Guillem Bauza and Chris Shephard sealing the win. Hereford United waited until the second minute of injury-time to rob Brentford of extra-time to win the match 1-0 thanks to Yoann Arquin.
A Yorkshire derby gave Leeds United bragging rights after they came from behind twice to win 3-2 against Bradford City. Jack Compton put Bradford ahead only for Ramon Nunez to equalize for Leeds. Michael Flynn then put Bradford back in front. Ross McCormack got Leeds back in the game on the 70th minute and only had to wait five minutes before Nunez popped up again with the winner.
Millwall were able to overcome Plymouth Argyle, but only by a solitary goal scored by Dany N'Guessan in the 14th minute. Huddersfield also managed to dispatch Port Vale after a thrilling 4-2 victory. Gary Roberts put Port Vale ahead in the 24th minute, but could only celebrate for five minutes when Lee Novak scored to level the game. Novak added a second just before half-time, before Jack Hunt and Gary Roberts put them 4-1 ahead. Doug Loft scored what is now considered a consolation goal in the 83rd minute from the penalty spot after Anthony Griffith was brought down by Gary Naysmith.
In a game that ended 3-2, Crewe Alexander had three players score, but still lost. Crewe's Matt Tootle scored an own goal putting Preston North End ahead, before Shaun Miller and David Artell seemed to have saved his blushes with two goals on the 18th and 40th minute respectively. Neil Mellor scored the equaliser on the 84th minute for Preston before Ian Hume scored with a 90th minute header to claim the victory.
Leicester City and Southampton are through to the next round after 4-1 victories. Leicester scored all five goals since the first goal was a Matt Mills own goal gifting Rotherham United the lead. They soon saved Sven-Goran Eriksson from a first round defeat however, after Paul Gallagher equalised and Jeffrey Schlupp scored a hat-trick. Southampton scored first against Torquay United with a Steve De Ridder strike, only for Torquay to equalise via Lee Mansell one minute later. Richard Lambert put Southampton ahead in the 27th minute, before Richard Chaplow in the 81st minute and Jonathan Forte deep into injury-time put them through to the next round.
Walsall had a terrible start to their game against Middlesbrough after Adam Chambers was sent off in the 12th minute. A hat-trick from Middlesbrough's Marvin Emnes added salt to the wounds with the third being a penalty after Richard Smallwood was brought down by Kevan Hurst.
Several matches have been postponed due to safety concerns because of the riots that are erupting all over England.
Accrington Stanley 0-2 Scunthorpe United
Hartlepool United 1-1 Sheffield United (Sheff Utd win 4-3 on penalties)
Barnsley 0-2 Morecambe
Bournemouth 5-0 Dagenham & Redbridge
Brighton and Hove Albion 1-0 Gillingham
Burnley 6-3 Burton Albion (aet)
Bury 3-1 Coventry City
Cheltenham 1-4 Milton Keynes Dons
Derby County 2-3 Shrewsbury Town
Doncaster Rovers 3-0 Tranmere Rovers
Exeter City 2-0 Yeovil Town
Hereford United 1-0 Brentford
Hull City 0-2 Macclesfield Town
Ipswich Town 1-2 Northampton Town
Leeds United 3-2 Bradford City
Nottingham Forest 3-3 Notts County (Forest win 4-3 on penalties)
Oldham United 1-1 Carlisle United (Carlisle win 4-2 on penalties)
Plymouth 0-1 Millwall
Port Vale 2-4 Huddersfield Town
Portsmouth 0-1 Barnet
Preston North End 3-2 Crewe Alexandra
Rochdale United 3-2 Chesterfield Town
Rotherham United 1-4 Leicester City
Southampton 4-1 Torquay United
Southend United 1-1 Leyton Orient (Orient win 4-3 on penalties)
Stevenage Borough 3-4 Peterborough United (aet)
Walsall 0-3 Middlesbrough
Wycombe Wanderers 3-3 Colchester United (Wycombe win 5-4 on peanlties)
Bristol City P-P Swindon Town
Bristol Rovers P-P Watford
Charlton Athletic P-P Reading
Crystal Palace P-P Crawley Town
West Ham United P-P Aldershot Town
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