FA Cup round-up
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Luton took their league form into the FA Cup to seal a first round win over Southend.Luton Town took their league form into the FA Cup to seal a comfortable 3-0 first round success over Southend at Roots Hall.
The Hatters, who top League One, were in firm control after 15 minutes thanks to a brace from striker Steve Howard.
The 27-year-old opened the scoring with a close range strike that Bart Griemink should have done better with before latching onto Rowan Vine left wing cross minutes later to smash home a second.
The contest was effectively over just after the half hour mark when Ahmet Brkovic broke the offside trap before rounding Griemink and netting from a few yards out.
The Shrimpers almost pulled one back immediately, however Freddy Eastwood's low drive was superbly saved by the underused Dino Seremet.
Southend almost got a foot in the door when Adam Barrett pressured Seremet on the hour mark, however the visiting defence scrambled the ball away from close range.
Port Vale staged a superb second half display against Kidderminster to dump The Harriers out of the FA Cup 3-1.
It looked so good for the visitors early on when Wayne Hatswell gave Kidderminster a first half advantage.
Vale woke up after the break with Billy Paynter levelling matters just eight minutes after the restart.
The home side were in front when Levi Reid netted and Paynter's seventh of the season moments later settled the contest.
Bristol City were seconds from a shock first round exit at the hands of Brentford before Leroy Lita rescued a 1-1 draw.
John Salako put the visitors ahead after seven minutes and that goal looked good enough to beat The Robins before Lita's last gasp effort rescued a replay.