Bradford City progressed to the second round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy after beating Sheffield Wednesday 3-1 on penalties at Valley Parade.

After neither side were able to score in the 90 minutes, Wednesday missed three of their four penalties while Bradford scored all three through Ritchie Jones, Michael Flynn and substitute Ross Hannah.

Burton Albion Manager Paul Peschisolido saw former club Sheffield United snatch a 2-1 victory. Justin Richards gave the npower League 2 side the lead but the Blades hit back through David McAllister and substitute Erik Tonne in a late flurry of goals.

A brace of second-half goals from in-form striker Bobby Grant earned Scunthorpe United a 2-0 victory against Hartlepool United.

Tranmere Rovers progressed to the second round after a penalty shoot-out win over Port Vale following a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes.

Lee Novak came off the bench to grab a late winner as npower League 1 Huddersfield Town went through at the expense of struggling Northampton Town after a 2-1 victory at Sixfields.

Ryan Jarvis scored a wonder-goal and missed a penalty as Walsall squeezed past battling Shrewsbury Town 2-1. Lee Bell was the spot-kick hero as Crewe Alexandra upset Bury after a goalless draw in normal time.


Colchester United were dumped out of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy 3-1 by League 2 Barnet. The Bees went ahead in the seventh minute through Ricky Holmes, who prodded home from close range after playing a neat one-two with Sam Deering but Colchester were level after 15 minutes through defender Pat Baldwin.

However, Barnet restored their lead two minutes later when Izale McLeod converted from the spot. McLeod was then sent off for two bookings before Steve Kabba nodded in the third.

Liam Dickinson scored and was sent off but 10-man Southend United dumped league newcomers Crawley Town out. The striker put Blues ahead from the penalty spot after 25 minutes but was then dismissed midway through the second half for a lunge on Kyle McFadzean.

Cheltenham Town eased into the second round as goals from Jimmy Spencer and Jeff Goulding sank visitors Torquay United 2-1.

Exeter City needed penalties to see off the brave challenge of Devon rivals Plymouth Arygle after their clash ended in a 1-1 draw.

Teenager Jayden Stockley scored twice after coming on as a substitute as Bournemouth came from behind to beat Hereford United 4-1 at Dean Court.

Stephen Gleeson missed the decisive spot-kick as Brentford beat 10-man MK Dons on penalties to reach the second round following a 3-3 draw at stadium:mk.