It was a night of Cup disappointment for Fulham’s loan players as Tayo Edun, Stephen Humphrys and Elijah Adebayo were all knocked out of the Carabao Cup for their respective teams on Tuesday evening.
Humphrys came on as a 60th minute substitute and scored a stoppage time goal but the damage was already done as Doncaster Rovers beat Scunthorpe 2-1 at Glanford Park.
Doncaster had a penalty saved in the 87th minute to keep the score at 2-0 before Humphrys curled one in from long-range in the second minute of added time.
Edun earned his first start for the Tractor Boys and completed 90 minutes as they went out 4-3 on penalties away at Exeter having finished 1-1 after regular time.
Kayden Jackson gave Ipswich the lead eight minutes before the break when Edun went on a surging run to release him, but Troy Brown levelled things with a header midway through the second-half.
The Blues went in search of a winner but Edun’s viscous shot was saved before the game went to penalties, and Exeter progressed after Chelsea loanee Trevor Chalobah blasted wide allowing Lee Martin to score the winning penalty.
Adebayo also started as Swindon Town went down 1-0 to Forest Green Rovers despite dominating the game. The Robins had nine shots on target compared to the Rovers’ one shot on target but Tahvon Campbell’s effort was enough to send his side through to the second-round.
It took just two minutes for Swindon’s first chance after Adebayo squared the ball to Michael Doughty but his shot flashed just wide.
The Fulham striker got off two chances of his own, one rolling just wide of the post and another which forced a save from James Montgomery.
Despite not making the matchday squad, Marek Rodak could play in the next round after Rotherham beat Wigan 3-1, and Magnus Norman has since joined Rochdale after they defeated Grimsby Town 2-0.