Moon Of Liberty Soccer – League Cup Round 1



League Cup Round 1

Nottingham Forest scored alast minute winner through Jamie Ward to go through to Round 2 at Doncaster. David Vaughan gave Forest a first hhalf lead but Liam Mandevilled equalised before Ward gave Forest a grand stand finish. Derby County also went through with a 1-0 win at home to Grimsby Town. Richard Keogh stooped to head in a Craig Bryson cross to put the Rams into round 2.

Blackpool scored an upset win at Bloomfield Road against Bolton. James Protor gave Bolton the lead at half time but goals from Kelvin Mellor and Brad Potts turned it around. An injury time equaliser from Kaiyne Woolery sent it into extra time. Blackpool scored twice in the extra period through Jim McAllister and John Herron to go through 4-2.

There was less good news for the Moon’s other three League 2 sides. Kevin Van Veen scored twice for Scunthorpe to down Notts County 2-0. Hopes of an upset rose when Mitchell Rose equalised Anthony Stokes opener for Mansfield against Blackburn. two headers late on from Shane Duffy and a second for Stokes saw Blackburn through 3-1 in the end. Newport threw away a two goal lead at Rodney Parade against MK Dons, Marlon Jackson and Mark Randall put the Welsh side 2-0 up but a penalty from Dean Bowdith and a long range effort from Ben Tilney brought it level. The Dons were awarded another penalty in the last minute which Bowditch put away to knock Newport out.

Full Reports (BBC Sport)

Forest  Derby  Blackpool  Notts Co  Mansfield  Newport





League Cup Round 1

Doncaster Rovers (0) 1 (Mandeville)Nottingham Forest (1) 2 (Vaughan, Ward)At The Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster

Derby County (0) 1 (Keogh)Grimsby Town (0) 0At Pride Park, Derby

Blackpool (0) 4 (Mellor, Potts, McAllister, Herron)Bolton Wanderers (1) 2 (Proctor, Woolery)At Bloomfield Road, Blackpool

Scunthorpe United (0) 2 (Van Veen 2)Notts County (0) 0At Glanford Park, Scunthorpe

Mansfield Town (0) 1 (Rose)Blackburn Rover (1) 3 (Stokes 2, Duffy)At Field Mill, Mansfield

Newport County (1) 2 (Jackson, Randall)MK Dons (0) 3 (Bowdith 2, Tilney) At Rodney Parade, Newport, Wales

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANBrad Potts (Blackpool)


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