ALL-CHANGE AS SADDLERS ARE LICKED...
THE Johnstone’s Paint Trophy is under way – and it’s guaranteed there will be two different finalists from last season in this term’s showpiece at Wembley.
Last term’s winners Bristol City were ineligible after gaining promotion to the Championship, while runners-up Walsall crashed out at the first hurdle on Tuesday night.
In the North (West) section, League Two side Morecambe condemned the Saddlers to their first defeat of the campaign, with second half goals from Jamie Devitt and Tom Barkhuizen.
Shrewsbury beat Oldham 2-0 in an-all League One clash, while fellow League One sides Bury and Port Vale saw off lower division opposition. The Shakers won 2-1 at Accrington Stanley, while Vale edged out Carlisle 1-0 at home.
In the North (East), League One highflyers Sheffield United had a difficult night at League Two Hartlepool but sealed victory 4-3 in a penalty shoot-out after Ryan Flynn’s opener had been cancelled out by Scott Fenwick.
Notts County gained a measure of revenge for their 2-0 home defeat against Mansfield in League Two with a 3-1 victory at Meadow Lane. Izale McLeod, Mike Edwards and Jon Stead were all on the mark for Notts.
Doncaster Rovers triumphed 5-3 on penalties against Burton Albion after a 0-0 draw and Barnsley won 2-1 at Scunthorpe.
In the South (West), Yeovil managed to scrape past Barnet despite not registering a single shot on target. An own goal from the Bees’ Bira Dembele made the difference.
AFC Wimbledon squandered a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 against Plymouth Argyle. It was their second home defeat against the Pilgrims this term.
Portsmouth boss Paul Cook defended his decision to make a host of changes after Pompey were dismissed 2-0 at Exeter City, while Swindon won 7-6 on penalties at Newport County after a 1-1 draw.
In the South (East) section, Millwall left it late to secure their place in the second round as Shaun Williams scored his first goal of the season two minutes into added time against fellow League One side Peterborough.
League Two leaders Leyton Orient were finally beaten after a perfect start to the season, as Luton celebrated thanks to a last-minute Stephen O’Donnell winner in a 2-1 victory at Kenilworth Road.
Northampton edged a five-goal thriller at home against Colchester, while Dagenham & Redbridge scored an excellent 2-0 victory at Cambridge United.
OH YES! Shaun Williams celebrates scoring his lastgasp winner for Millwall