September 3, 2013
Final score - after penalties
Argyle edge through
Plymouth edged out League Two rivals Cheltenham on penalties after a six-goal thriller at the Abbey Business Stadium.
Cheltenham opened the scoring through Steven Gillespie, who cut inside Curtis Nelson and beat Jake Cole for the first goal of his loan spell from Fleetwood in the sixth minute.
Plymouth levelled through Rommy Boco after Reuben Reid flicked on a long clearance from Cole and he lifted the ball over Scott Brown.
Less than a minute later, Argyle took the lead when Andre Blackman's run and cross was met by Lewis Alessandra at the far post. His initial shot was blocked by Sido Jombati, but he followed up to tap in the rebound.
Plymouth extended their lead in the 57th minute when Conor Hourihane's free-kick was headed in by Hamza Bencherif.
The home side were handed a lifeline on the hour when Gillespie was tripped by Nelson in the box and the full-back was given a straight red. Gillespie saw his spot kick saved by Cole, but he followed up to score his second of the match.
Six minutes later Jason Taylor levelled with a deflected shot to take the tie to penalties. Terry Gornell's spot kick was saved and Plymouth scored all five of theirs to progress to the second round, with Marvin Morgan hitting the decisive fifth.
|Cheltenham Town||Plymouth Argyle|
|1 Scott P Brown||1 Jake Cole|
|2 Keith Lowe||5 Guy Branston|
|4 Jason Taylor||17 Curtis Nelson|
|20 Sido Jombarti||28 Jamie Reckford|
|15 Ryan Inniss||4 Maximo Blanchard|
|16 Russell Penn||8 Romuald Boco|
|21 Ashley Vincent||20 Hamza Bencherif|
|8 Sam Deering||6 Conor Hourihane|
|19 Zack Kotwica||3 Andre Blackman|
|23 Steven Gillespie||9 Reuben Reid|
|9 Byron Harrison||7 Lewis Alessandra|
|30 Harvey Rivers||Luke McCormick 23|
|25 David Noble||Luke Young 14|
|11 Jermaine McGlashan||Marvin Morgan 10|
|7 Jamie Cureton||Andres Gurrieri 27|
|10 Terry Gornell||Tyler Harvey 18|
|David Noble for Russell Penn (46)||Marvin Morgan for Reuben Reid (65)|
|Jermaine McGlashan for Ashley Vincent (69)|
|Terry Gornell for Steven Gillespie (83)|
|Keith Lowe (34)||Guy Branston (69)|
|Curtis Nelson (62)|
|· Squads: Cheltenham Town | Plymouth Argyle|