Date: 2nd September 2015 at 10:07am
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The Colchester run in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy is over for another year after the first round defeat against Northampton at Sixfields on Tuesday.

Northampton were ahead through Calvert-Lewin (9) but Bonne (32), who was able to play after his international call up came past the deadline that meant Colchester were obliged to release him, made it one-all at the break.

Early in the second half Watson (49) put Northampton ahead again only for Bonne (82) to seemingly send the tie to a penalty shootout, however the U’s were knocked out when Richards (85) struck minutes later to put the Cobblers into the next round with a three-two win!

The full first round results in the JPT were:-

Accrington 1-2 Bury
Doncaster 0-0 Burton (Doncaster won 5-3 on pens)
Hartlepool 1-1 Sheffield United (Sheff Utd won 4-3 on pens)
Morecambe 2-0 Walsall
Notts County 3-1 Mansfield
Port Vale 1-0 Carlisle
Scunthorpe 1-2 Barnsley
Shrewsbury 2-0 Oldham
AFC Wimbledon 2-3 Plymouth
Cambridge 0-2 Dagenham
Exeter 2-0 Portsmouth
Luton 2-1 Leyton Orient
Millwall 1-0 Peterborough
Newport 1-1 Swindon (Swindon won 7-6 on pens)
Northampton 3-2 Colchester
Yeovil 1-0 Barnet

You wouldn’t really say too many who would have been expected to go through didn’t, however a few make you look and think ‘hmm, interesting’ I suppose!

The stand out results, I would say, have to be Notts County’s, Dagenham’s, Luton’s and, sadly to say, Northampton’s wins over Mansfield, Cambridge, Leyton Orient and Colchester respectively wouldn’t they?

Notts County beating Mansfield, as they did three-one at Meadow Lane, would be a result many might have expected previously but County have had a poor season so far so this could be a morale booster to turn things around?

A first win of the season for Dagenham, who were denied a first League 2 win at the weekend, could also be another morale booster likewise. A two-nil win at the Abbey Stadium against Cambridge is a good result to see them through.

Luton beating Leyton Orient isn’t a ‘shock’ or a ‘surprise’ as the Hatters would be most people’s equal, at least, of Orient you suspect? But a fine start to the season for the O’s has been in contrast to that of Luton, who secured a good two-one win.

The tie of the round, unfortunately from our point of view, and result of the night – on paper anyway, would seem to be Northampton’s three-two win at Sixfields against Colchester? The Cobblers not only edged a five-goal thriller but this is a genuine upset for the League 2 side against a League 1 opponent!

Following the first round defeat we know we’ll not be in the draw for the next round when this takes place on Soccer AM this weekend so we can now ‘concentrate on the league’ as they say!

Not only do we want you looking, as you are now, we’re also looking for your thoughts and views on the JPT result the U’s had too, so do share some of those with your comments below.

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