Tuesday 6th December


Oldham Athletic are one game away from Wembley after outclassing Bradford City to win 2-0 in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Northern Section semi-finals.

League 2 strugglers Bradford went down to second-half strikes from Tom Adeyemi and veteran striker Shefki Kuqi, who bagged his 13th goal of the season.

The Latics will meet Chesterfield in the two-legged area final after Alexandre Mendy held his nerve to fire home the winning penalty of a 4-2 shoot-out victory over Preston North End at Deepdale.

The game finished 1-1 after normal time, Jamie McCombe heading in for the home side before Craig Westcarr responded.


Dean Brill's heroics earned Barnet an area final place as Brentford were beaten 5-3 on spot-kicks following a goalless draw.

Barnet clung on to remain deadlocked on 90 minutes thanks to goalkeeper Brill's three superb saves, but he was not called upon during penalties as Jonathan Douglas fired over and Danny Senda netted the winner.

Substitute Ronan Murray ensured Swindon Town would face the Bees in the final after the netting the winner in a 2-1 victory at Southend United.

The Shrimpers had taken the lead in the 62 minute when Blair Sturrock prodded the ball home from six yards.

But Swindon skipper Paul Caddis scored with a great curling shot from just outside the box before Murray's last-gasp header sealed victory.