Date: 11th August 2010 at 1:06pm
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SIX League Two sides last night knocked out npower Championship sides, on what was a night of shocks in the Carling Cup First Round.

SIX League Two sides last night knocked out npower Championship sides, on what was a night of shocks in the Carling Cup First Round.

By now you will know that Accrington Stanley was one of the teams to make higher league opposition bow out at the first hurdle, as it is all that we have talked about since last night!

The Reds progressed into Round Two of the competition after a late goal from substitute Chris Turner sent the tie into extra time, where new signing Craig Lindfield scored to erase memories of Josh Payne’s opener for the hosts just after half time.

Peter Taylor’s Bradford City also caused an extra time cup shock, as the Yorkshire men sent Nottingham Forest packing.

Four-time winners of the tournament Forest took the lead when Matt Thornhill fired in Chris Cohen’s cross.

David Syers levelled for the hosts though just after the break, a goal which came against the run of play, but it didn’t matter for the Bantams as it sent the game to extra time where substitute James Hanson pounced to make it a famous night at Valley Parade.

Crewe Alexandra beat Derby County after County defender Shaun Barker put the ball past his own goalkeeper on the stroke of half time.

For the Championship side it was the second time in consecutive seasons that the Rams had been eliminated at the First Round.

Morecambe put their opening day in League Two behind them as they put two past Championship side Coventry City.

The Shrimps’ new boy Andy Fleming converted Adam Rundle’s pin point cross to give Sammy McIlroy’s men the lead deep into first half stoppage time.

And it was Fleming who made sure the tie was out of the reach of the Sky Blues in the second half, as he doubled his tally for the night, to give Morecambe a 2-0 victory that they won’t forget any time soon.

Coventry City boss Aidy Boothroyd told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire: ‘I picked a team that I thought was capable of going to win a game but in the end we didn’t get anything we didn’t deserve.

‘We didn’t take our early chances and because of that they came into it.

‘In the second half they were by far the better team and we were very, very poor.’

Port Vale were the fifth side to leave Championship opposition red faced, as they knocked three past Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.

Two goals from Justin Richards and one from Sean Rigg put Vale 3-0 up, before Antonio German pulled one back for the Rs.

The other game was Southend United, who beat Bristol City 2-1 in extra time to book their ticket into the next round.

There were also wins for Oxford United, Northampton Town and Shrewsbury Town.

Oxford hit six past League One side Bristol Rovers in their game, while The Shrews came from 3-0 down against Charlton Athletic to win the game 4-3 in normal time.