This day in Blues history...
Rochdale 2-0 Southend
A ten men Rochdale side proved to be too much for Steve Tilson’s Southend United.
Rochdale opened the scoring just three minutes on the clock, Gary Jones firing a 30-yard screamer past Bart Griemink.
Dale lost midfielder Leo Bertos after an argument broke out between him and Mark Bentley.
But that didn’t stop Dale from scoring a second, which came in the 60th minute from spot after Adam Barrett handled Paul Tait’s goal bound shot. Jones added his and Rochdale’s second of the afternoon.
Southend 4-1 Cheltenham
The first round of the Carling Cup went in Blues’ favour after extra time.
Lee Bradbury opened the scoring 11 minutes into the game, but Steve Tilson’s side were pegged back midway through the second half.
Adam Barrett restored the lead in the 104th minute and just four minutes later Bradbury scored again.
Just after the second half of extra time got underway, Bradbury completed his hat-trick to send Blues into the next round.
Peterborough 4-0 Southend
Blues’ Capital One Cup hopes were shattered by Peterborough on the first game of the season.
Four goals were put past Paul Sturrock’s side, three inside half an hour.
Lee Tomlin, Paul Taylor and Joe Newell quashed any hope of Blues getting back into the game.
Peterborough added a fourth in the 58th minute to completely shut the game down with George Boyd being the scorer.