Date: 10th August 2016 at 4:57pm
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The Millwall run in the League Cup is continuing for at least one more round after first round win against Barnet at the Hive on Tuesday.

There wasn’t too much trouble for Millwall in seeing off Barnet with two-goals in each half enough for the Lions to book a place in the next round with a four-nil win.

After seeing off some early Barnet pressure it was a Bees player who put Millwall into the lead when John Akinde put through his own goal from a Joe Martin freekick midway through the first half.

Before half time the second came when Aiden O’Brien fired home from 20-yards.

Jordan Archer kept Barnet out in the second half before Steve Morison made absolutely certain of the Millwall win when he headed in a David Worrall corner 15-minutes from time with.

Fred Onyedinma, having been fouled himself, stepped up to convert a penalty on 81-minutes to round off the win.

Here’s a round up of the League Cup action from the other matches played, with some still to take place.


Tuesday 9th August 2016 – Football League Cup First Round
Accrington 0-0 Bradford 19:45
(Accrington won 11-10 on penalties)
Barnsley 1-2 Northampton 19:45
Birmingham 0-1 Oxford Utd 19:45
Blackpool 4-2 Bolton 19:45
Brighton 4-0 Colchester 19:45
Cambridge 2-1 Sheff Wed 19:45
Carlisle 2-1 Port Vale 19:45
Cheltenham 1-0 Charlton 19:45
Coventry 3-2 Portsmouth 19:45
Derby 1-0 Grimsby 19:45
Doncaster 1-2 Nottm Forest 19:45
Exeter 1-0 Brentford 19:45
Ipswich 0-1 Stevenage 19:45
Leyton Orient 2-3 Fulham 19:45
Mansfield 1-3 Blackburn 19:45
Newport 2-3 MK Dons 19:45
Oldham 2-1 Wigan 19:45
Peterborough 3-2 Wimbledon 19:45
Preston 1-0 Hartlepool 19:45
Rochdale 3-1 Chesterfield 19:45
Rotherham 4-5 Morecambe 19:45
Scunthorpe 2-0 Notts County 19:45
Sheff Utd 1-2 Crewe 19:45
Shrewsbury 2-1 Huddersfield 19:45
Southend 1-3 Gillingham 19:45
Walsall 0-2 Yeovil 19:45
Wolves 2-1 Crawley 19:45
Wycombe 0-1 Bristol City 19:45
Barnet 0-4 Millwall 20:00
Reading 2-0 Plymouth 20:00

To be played

Wednesday 10th August 2016 – Football League Cup First Round
Burton v Bury 19:30
Fleetwood v Leeds 19:45
Luton v Aston Villa 19:45
QPR v Swindon 19:45

Thursday 11th August 2016 – Football League Cup First Round
Bristol Rovers v Cardiff 19:45

Quite an opening night to the first round of the League Cup (EFL Cup as it’ll be known this season) with a number of lower league sides holding their own, in fact beating higher league opponents!

Others, expected to progress, did.

The most dramatic match of the night on Tuesday was probably the Accrington over Bradford. After a nil-nil draw on the night League 2 side Stanley then ran out 11-10 winners on penalties.

Real upsets on Tuesday were wins for Cambridge over Sheffield Wednesday (two-one), Exeter’s one-nil win over Brentford and Stevenage’s win at Portman Road (one-nil) against Ipswich, that seeing League 2 sides knockout opponents from the Championship.

Another from League 2 level to beat a Championship side were Morecambe. The ‘game of the night’ saw the Shrimps win a nine-goal thriller as they ran out five-four winners against Alan Stubbs’ Rotherham at the New York Stadium.

League 1 wins over Championship sides included an Oxford (one-nil) win at Birmingham, Oldham knocking out Wigan (two-one) and Shrewsbury’s two-one win over Huddersfield. The standout League 2 wins over League 1 being Blackpool’s four-two win over Bolton, returning Football League side Cheltenham beating Charlton one-nil, a surprising Sheffield United exit to Crewe (two-one) and Walsall being seen off two-nil by visiting Yeovil.

No problems for the likes of Brighton (four-nil), Blackburn (three-one) and Millwall (four-nil) who all came through potential ‘banana skins’ on matches against Colchester, Mansfield and Barnet, respectively, without too much concern.

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