There were goals a plenty in the first round of the competition as penalty shoot-outs also played a prominent role in the opening encounters.
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Holders Chesterfield hosted Oldham in a repeat of last year's semi-final. Matt Smith went from hero to villain for the Latics putting his side 1-0 up in the first-half only to score a last-minute own goal to complete a turnaround for the Spireites following Danny Whittaker's equaliser at the start of the second half.
Yeovil built on an impressive start in League One with a convincing win over Bristol Rovers. Gary Johnson's side led through an Edward Upson free-kick and, despite being reduced to 10 men on 76 minutes, extended their lead through another Upson free-kick and a strike from Sam Foley.
Goals in each half from Jack Redshaw and Kevin Ellison gave Morecambe an impressive away win against Accrington Stanley.
Chris Beardsley gave Preston the lead within three minutes at Brunton Park before Jon-Paul McGovern struck a 68th minute equaliser for Carlisle, who played the last 10 minutes with 10 men following Liam Noble's sending off. Preston eventually won on penalties 3-1.
A goalless draw at the Ricoh Arena between Coventry and Burton took place before a record low attendance. The Sky Blues won 10-9 on penalties.
Crawley and Gillingham were involved in five-goal thriller Broadfield Stadium. Bradley Dack headed the Reds in front before Joe Walsh levelled affairs before half-time. Billy Clarke restored the home side's lead only for Lewis Montrose to cancel it out a minute later. Scott Neilson finally gave the hosts a decisive lead five minutes from time.
Dagenham & Redbridge were also the victors in a five-goal encounter. Brian Woodall, Josh Scott and Michael Spillane were all on target for the hosts in the first half while Mark Roberts was on target for Stevenage. Robin Shroot's 70th minute goal set up a tense finish but the home side held on.
Exeter and Aldershot played out a goalless draw at St James' Park, with the away side progressing 4-3 on penalties.
A stunning 11th minute strike from Jake Robinson was enough to secure victory for Northampton over MK Dons.
Portsmouth were appearing in the Football League Trophy for the first time in their history, twice coming from behind against Bournemouth. Two Shaun MacDonald strikes were cancelled out first by Luke Rodgers and then by Brian Howard. Pompey won 4-3 on penalties.
Two second half goals, the second a penalty, from Jennison Myrie-Williams gave Port Vale a first round win against League One leaders Tranmere.
Rochdale hosted Football League Trophy debutants Fleetwood. A first-half penalty from Bobby Grant and a second-half strike from Ray Puterill gave Dale a two goal lead. However, two Jamie McGuire goals for the Cod Army sent the tie into penalties. Rochdale won 4-2 on spot-kicks.
A Matty Blair strike 10 minutes from the end gave York a victory in the New York Stadium beating Rotherham 1-0.
Notts County came from a goal down to beat Scunthorpe 2-1. Mark Duffy's 10th minute strike for the host's was cancelled out by Enoch Showumni before Carl Regan secured victory for the Magpies.
Southend progressed courtesy of a 90th minute header from Ryan Cresswell. earlier, Frankie Merrifield had given Wimbledon a first-half lead before the Shrimpers drew level through a Gavin Tomlin penalty.