Carling Cup round-up
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Patrick Suffo netted a brace in Coventry's 4-1 win over Torquay.Coventry City boss Peter Reid was handed light relief from indifferent league form as his side overcame Torquay 4-1 at Highfield Road.
Former Arsenal man Stephen Hughes fired home in the 51st minute through a crowded box to hand Coventry the lead.
Striker Patrick Suffo then took over as he netted an impressive brace, before diminutive striker Jo Kuffour netted a late consolation for The Gulls.
Andy Morrell then put his name on the scoresheet when he netted on 82 with an effort from 12 yards.
Gareth Taylor proved the man on target for Nottingham Forest as he netted in the 36th to see off a stubborn challenge from Scunthorpe.
Fellow striker Marlon King secured a 2-0 victory as he netted from David Johnson's delivery.
Oxford failed to handle the extra class of Reading as they fell 2-0 on home soil.
Experienced front man Shaun Goater broke the deadlock early in the second half with an opportunistic strike, before midfielder Andy Hughes drilled home from 18 yards to seal the win.
Paul Merson's under-strength Walsall side competed well with Sheffield Wednesday but Hillsborough rose in 20th minute to salute Lee Peacock's winner.
The former Bristol City hit-man took the ball neatly on his chest before being allowed time and space to rifle home from eight yards, to secure a 1-0 win.
In-form Bradford City forward Dean Windass handed The Bantams a perfect start in their game with Notts County, as he dispatched a penalty in the sixth minute.
However, their League Two visitors were not to be thwarted and Ian Richardson grabbed a leveller on 64 minutes and then Robert Ullathorpe secured a 2-1 victory in extra time.
Paul Gascoigne's belated debut for Boston again failed to materialise, as the weather claimed their fixture against Luton.
Mansfield are still waiting to play Preston after their game was called off for the second night in a row following a fire not far from Field Mill.