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Big scores and plenty of surprises in round one of the Cup

. With round two on the near horizon, here's a look at what went on elsewhere and the ramifications it has. Jazzi Barnum-BobbCardiff City are through to round two of the Capital One Cup, following Wednesday evening's 2-1 win over Coventry - and a stand-out performance by young debutant,

fell at the first hurdle. Wigan Athletic and Blackpool, Ipswich Town all claimed first round victories too, though fellow Championship clubs Nottingham Forest and Reading, Bolton Wanderers, Sheffield Wednesday, Brighton & Hove Albion 2-0. Carlisle United beating Derby CountyThe tournament got underway at Brunton Park earlier this week, with Championship big-guns


thrashed Hartlepool United 6-2, largely thanks to striker Ben Williamson’s amazing first-half hat-trick. Midfielder Michael Brown got the fourth while last year’s Player of the Year Tom Pope scored two more. Hartlepool put up a fight with goals from Jonathan Franks and Neil Austin – but it wasn’t enough against the Stoke-on-Trent side. They'll host the Bluebirds in the last week of August. Port ValeElsewhere in the competition, League One club


over Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday evening. Lawson D’Ath started proceedings for Northampton, scoring twice (at 58 and 74 minutes), while team-mate Ivan Toney found the third at 63 minutes. Wolves bit back, with goals from striker Nouha Dicko and team captain Sam Ricketts in a frantic second half - but it was too little too late.Northampton TownMolineux saw a shock 3-2 win for that resulted in a 3-3 impasse - prior to Orient winning 6-5 on penalties. Orient keeper Gary Woods saved attempts by Plymouth’s Jason Banton and Carl McHugh in a game that got going 13 minutes in when Orient’s Dean Cox opened the scoring.Leyton OrientThe first stage also saw a dynamic clash between Plymouth Argyle and


that without question will go down as the tie of the round - perhaps the competition as a whole, come the spring! The two London-based sides played out a 6-6 draw that took the game to penalties, the higher level Bees taking the spoils 4-2 in the shoot-out. BrentfordBut it was the clash between Dagenham & Redbridge and


. HEREFor a full list of second round fixtures - as well as first round results - visit the Football League website,

. Bitter rivals West Ham United and Sheffield United are also set for a showdown, while Aston Villa will play goal-hungry Leyton Orient. Manchester United will host Louis van Gaal’s MK DonsAs for the next round, taking place in the week commencing August 25th,