LDV Vans Northern Section Round-Up
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Stephen McPhee had the visitors ahead early, however two goals in the last 15 minutes from Chris Senior and James Kelly turned the match on its head.
John Murphy was the hero for Blackpool as his hat-trick lifted The Seasiders to a 3-2 victory over Tranmere at Bloomfield Road.
The home side were three-up at half time, thanks to a superb individual display from Murphy (pictured), before the visitors struck back.
Shane Nicholson and Iain Hume pulled back late efforts, but their strikes ultimately proved nothing more than consolations.
Oldham saw off a brave challenge from Hartlepool winning on penalties 5-3 after a six-goal thriller at Boundary Park.
In a sea-saw match in Lancashire on loan striker Calvin Zola fired the home side ahead, only for Eifion Willams to level matters for the visitors.
Scott Vernon restored The Latics' advantage, before Darrell Clarke scored Hartlepool's second equaliser of the games just before the hour mark.
Danny Boshell thought he had bagged Oldham's winner, before Clarke second the games into extra time with a last gasp leveller.
In the penalty shoot-out Paul Robinson's early miss proved costly as Oldham ran out 5-3 winners bagging all five of their spot-kicks.
Hull City carried their excellent league form into the competition by beating Darlington 3-1 at The Reynolds Arena.
Goals from Ryan France and former Leeds striker Jamie Forrester put the visitors two-up at half time.
Mark Sheeran did pull one back for the home side late on, but their hope was soon extinguished when Ryan Williams added a third.
Wrexham eased into the second round of the competition following a 4-1 victory over Morecambe at the Racecourse Ground.
Lee Jones put the home side in complete control with a superb hat-trick, with two of his goals coming in three second half minutes.
Jamie Murphy was then dismissed for fouling Hector Sam in the box. Sam stepped up and scored from the spot.
One could have forgiven the visitors for throwing in the towel, but to their credit they pulled one back when Craig Morgan put the ball into his own net.
A late Richard Kell goal earned Scunthorpe a 2-1 victory over Shrewsbury at Glanford Park.
Ryan Lowe had the visitors ahead early on, however Mark Jackson levelled matters on 75 minutes only for Kell to win it at the death.
Lincoln City put their name in the draw for the second round following a 3-1 win over Telford at Sincil Bank.
Francis Green had the home side ahead early on, however the game was back in the balance shortly after half time when Lee Mills equalised.
Undeterred by losing their early advantage, late goals from Marcus Richardson and Mark Bailey saw The Red Imps through to the next round.
Elsewhere goals from Adam Rundle and Brian Wake saw Carlisle see off Rochdale while a solitary Francis Tierney goal earned Doncaster the win at Chester.
All the goals came early at the Recreation Ground as Chesterfield beat Macclesfield 2-1.
On-loan ace Jamie Cade fired the home side ahead and Marvin Robinson doubled their advantage.
Moments later and with just 16 minutes on the clock Danny Adams pulled one back, but that was were the scoring ended.
Conference side Halifax overcame the dismissal of James Dudgeon to beat Yorkshire rivals York 2-1 at The New Shay.
Ryan Mallon had Town ahead early, however Darren Dunning equalised from the penalty spot moments after Dudgeon was sent-off.
Despite being a man down Adam Quinn was on hand to knock out the Third Division side with a winner after 79 minutes.
Stockport Country, who are expected to name Sammy McIlroy as their new manager, progressed in the competition thanks to a late 2-1 win over Mansfield.
Stuart Barlow was the hero for The Hatters netting a brace in the game, while Rhys Day was the scorer for The Stags.
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LDV Vans Trophy - Northern Section:
Blackpool 3-2 Tranmere
Carlisle 2-0 Rochdale
Chester 0-1 Doncaster
Chesterfield 2-1 Macclesfield
Darlington 1-3 Hull
Halifax 2-1 York
Lincoln City 3-1 Telford
Mansfield 1-2 Stockport
Oldham 3-3 Hartlepool (Oldham won 5-3 on penalties)
Scarborough 2-1 Port Vale
Scunthorpe 2-1 Shrewsbury
Wrexham 4-1 Morecambe