Carling Cup round-up B-L
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Colchester sprang a Carling Cup upset following a surprise 2-1 win over West Brom.Colchester United sprang a Carling Cup upset following a surprise 2-1 extra time win over Premiership outfit West Brom.
The U's looked good early on and the side were rewarded when Craig Fagan opened the scoring, however Geoff Horsfield levelled matters.
With just three minutes remaining in extra time Ben May finally settled the tie with a close-range strike to pile on the misery for Gary Megson's side.
League One side Doncaster joined West Brom in the upset category following a 2-0 win over Ipswich Town at Belle Vue.
Ipswich were on the back foot early on when Richard Ravenhill's right-footed finish put the underdogs ahead after six minutes.
It stayed that way until early in the second half when Rovers doubled their advantage with a superb strike from Jermaine McSporran.
Crystal Palace survived a scare at home to Hartlepool to eventually secure a 2-1 extra time Carling Cup win over Hartlepool.
Eifion Williams put the visitors ahead late on, however Dougie Freedman levelled matters to forced an additional 30 minutes of football.
Despite chances from both sides it was Tom Soares who settled the tie with the decisive strike coming after 110 minutes of football.
Wolves' penalty misery continued following a 4-2 penalty shoot-out loss to Burnley.
However, that was only half the tale as the side missed two penalties during normal time.
Seol Ki-Hyeon's first goal in English football put the visitors ahead, however Robbie Blake's effort after the interval drew The Clarets level.
Carl Cort and Keith Andrews then missed penalties in the space of four minutes before the side ultimately lost the cup tie on penalties after extra time.
Stephen Foster's last gasp goal gave Crewe the chance to beat Sunderland on penalties and Dario Gradi's side made no mistake with their second life winning 4-2 in the shoot-out.
The Black Cats looked set for the win after Stephen Elliott's 103rd minute goal gave Mick McCarthy's side a late lead.
The game needed extra time after Chris Brown twice levelled matters after Steve Jones and Dean Ashton put the home side into the lead.
Leeds United made hard work of Swindon Town but advanced in the Carling Cup following a 1-0 win at Elland Road.
Michael Ricketts' first goal for the club, his first since earlier this year, after nine minutes was enough to settle the tie.
Elsewhere, Charlton made hard work of their trip to Grimsby with goals from Danny Murphy and Francis Jeffers securing a 2-0 win.
Birmingham joined The Addicks in the third round after a flurry of goals in the final third was enough to sink Lincoln City 3-1.
Clinton Morrison added to Jesper Gronkjaer's opener before Robbie Savage made it three from the penalty spot before Simon Yeo netted a consolation.
Click below for an individual match summary:
Birmingham 3-1 Lincoln City
Burnley 1-1 Wolverhampton (Burnley won 4-2 on penalties)
Colchester 2-1 West Brom (after extra-time)
Crewe 3-3 Sunderland (Crewe won 4-2 on penalties)
Crystal Palace 2-1 Hartlepool (after extra-time)
Doncaster 2-0 Ipswich
Grimsby 0-2 Charlton
Leeds 1-0 Swindon