Canaries downed by Cobblers
By Neil Foster
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Josh Low's 8th minute strike was enough to send the Canaries crashing out at the first round stage.
Ten-man Scunthorpe moved through to the next round with a 2-1 victory over nine-man Oldham. Paul Hayes (51,57) put The Iron two goals up before Mickael Antoine-Curier pulled one back for The Latics in the 61st minute.
Danny Boshell and Darren Sheridan were both red-carded for Oldham, while Matthew Sparrow received his marching orders for Scunthorpe.
Rotherham won the Yorkshire derby, beating York City 2-1 at Millmoor. Chris Swailes put the Millers in the lead in just the second minute before Dave Merris replied for the Minstermen. Chris Sedgewick settled the tie two minutes before half time.
Swindon Town progressed to the second round with a 3-2 victory at Southend. The Shrimpers netted an early lead through Kevin Maher (11) but Sam Parkin scored the first of his two goals in the 34th minute to level the match.
Drewe Broughton (38) gave Southend a half-time lead before Parkin's second (48). Second half substitute Tommy Mooney bagged the winner (73) to give The Robins a hard-fought victory.
Wigan sailed into round two, beating Hull 2-0 at The JJB Stadium. Lee McCulloch's early strike in the 7th minute gave the home side the advantage but they had to wait until three minutes from full time for Jason Jarrett to put the tie beyond doubt.
Paul Merson (pictured) was once again on the score sheet as Walsall beat Carlisle 2-1 at The Bescot Stadium. But it was the visitors who drew first blood - Craig Russell putting The Cumbrians in the lead in the 32nd minute. Merson replied three minutes later and Jorge Leitao (49) gave Colin Lee's men a passage into round two.
Tranmere left it late to clinch their second-round berth, beating Bury 1-0 with a Eugene Dadi strike in the 89th minute.
West Bromwich Albion eased into round two with a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Brentford. Rob Hulse (18,76) bagged two, with Bernt Haas (74) and Scott Dobie (90) also getting their names on the score sheet.
Second Division Wycombe shocked First Division Wimbledon, with a 2-0 victory at Adams Park. Richard Harris bagged a brace (3,57) to give Lawrie Sanchez's side a well-deserved place in the second round.
Watford needed extra time to beat Bournemouth, but Scott Fitzgerald made sure the tie would not need penalties with a goal in the 108th minute, giving the Hornets a 1-0 victory.
Torquay and Crystal Palace were unable to settle their tie in normal or extra time, as the game finished 1-1 after 120 minutes. But Palace edged through, winning the penalty shoot-out 3-1. Dougie Freedman had opened the scoring for the visitors in the 29th minute but Torquay equalised though David Graham (61). Extra time provided no further goals, but the First Division side kept their nerve to book their place in round two.
Nottingham Forest are through to the second round but only after a 3-2 victory over Port Vale in a penalty shoot-out. The game finished 0-0 after 120 minutes.
Neighbours Notts County also progressed via a penalty shoot-out but had a much harder task, finally beating Preston 7-6 on spot-kicks. Their game had also finished goalless in regulation and extra time.
Northampton v Norwich
Port Vale v Nottingham Forest
Preston v Notts County
Rotherham v York
Scunthorpe v Oldham
Southend v Swindon
Torquay v Crystal Palace
Tranmere v Bury
Walsall v Carlisle
Watford v Bournemouth
West Brom v Brentford
Wigan v Hull
Wycombe v Wimbledon