Sky Bet League Two leaders Stockport County endured a frustrating evening in a scoreless stalemate against neighbours Salford under the lights at Edgeley Park.
Non-league Curzon Ashton have been handed a great opportunity to reach the second round of the Emirates FA Cup for the first time in the club’s history.
A Paddy Madden hat-trick saw Stockport County make the most of a brief midweek break from League Two action, to win their second of three group-stage matches in the Papa John’s Trophy at Salford.
Salford City savoured the finest night in the club’s history after the Sky Bet League Two minnows inflicted a Carabao Cup giantkilling act at Championship club Preston North End.
Salford City seized on Walsall’s Emirates FA Cup hangover to post a victory which consolidated their place in the League Two play-off spots.