Date: 8th October 2015 at 1:02pm
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The Port Vale run in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy is over for another year after the second round defeat against Blackpool at Vale Park on Tuesday.

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Port Vale, especially after the weekend win over Sheffield United, would have come into this as favourites against ‘crisis club’ (as they’re often labelled) Blackpool but Rivers (44) and Robertson (56) goals saw the visitors through.

Grant (52) had levelled it up from the spot but this only had Vale level for a few minutes!

The full second round results in the JPT were:-

Tuesday 6th October
Rochdale 2-1 Chesterfield
Crewe 2-3 Wigan
Bradford P-P Barnsley
Bury 0-1 Morecambe
Fleetwood 2-1 Shrewsbury
Port Vale 1-2 Blackpool
Sheff Utd 5-1 Notts County
York 2-0 Doncaster
Bristol Rovers 2-0 Wycombe
Crawley 0-3 Southend
Gillingham 2-1 Luton
Millwall 2-0 Northampton
Oxford Utd 2-0 Swindon
Plymouth 2-0 Exeter
Yeovil 0-0 Coventry (Yeovil Town win 4-3 on penalties)

Wednesday 7th October
Stevenage 1-2 Dag & Red

A few upsets, perhaps not as many as it might have been expected before and/or seemed during some ties but, on the whole, most who might have been expected to progress did with the stand out results would probably be the wins for Morecambe, you have to say Blackpool, Sheffield United (more in terms of the scoreline), Yeovil and Dagenham?

Bury, who went into this tie on a winning run in the league, would have been expected to beat League 2 Morecambe but the Shrimps went away with a one-nil win and a place in the next round!

A home win would have been expected by Port Vale but the Blackpool improvement, it seems, continues with this two-one win at Vale Park whereas the Sheffield United win, whilst expected, saw the Blades react to a weekend defeat at Vale as it happens to crush Notts County five-one.

Like they did on Saturday Yeovil held a side to a goalless draw, in this competition it means an instant shootout with the Glovers securing a four-three win over League 1 Coventry for perhaps the upset of the round!

Dagenham are, like Stevenage, struggling in League 2 this season with it the visiting Daggers that picked up something of a confidence booster to see off Boro two-one, with the poor run of form from Sheringham’s side continuing.

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

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