• FT

    Brentford

    5

    AFC Wimbledo

    3

  • FT

    Dag & Red

    4

    Colchester

    1

  • FT

    Gillingham

    1

    L Orient

    3

  • FT

    Hartlepool

    5

    Bradford

    0

  • FT

    Tranmere

    1

    Fleetwood To

    2

  • FT

    Exeter

    0

    Wycombe

    2

  • FT

    Port Vale

    2

    Bury

    1

  • FT

    Crewe

    1

    Accrington

    0

  • FT

    Shrewsbury

    1

    Oldham

    4

  • FT-PENS

    Cheltenham

    3 (4)

    Plymouth

    3 (5)

  • FT

    MK Dons

    2

    Northampton

    0

  • FT

    Notts County

    1

    Burton

    0

  • FT-PENS

    Scunthorpe

    0 (3)

    Sheff Utd

    0 (5)

  • FT-PENS

    Torquay

    0 (3)

    Portsmouth

    0 (5)

  • FT-PENS

    Wolves

    2 (4)

    Walsall

    2 (2)

JOHNSTONE'S PAINT TROPHY

Abbey Business Stadium

Referee: M Heywood | Attendance: 1236

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Cheltenham Town

  • Steven Gillespie 6'
  • Steven Gillespie 63'
  • Jason Taylor 67'

(4) 3 - 3 (5)

FT-Pens

Plymouth Argyle

  • Romuald Boco 16'
  • Lewis Alessandra 17'
  • Hamza Bencherif 58'

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.

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Scoring Summary

  • Cheltenham Town
  • Plymouth Argyle

Match Stats

  • Cheltenham Town
  • Plymouth Argyle
9(3) Shots (on goal) 5(2)
9 Fouls 12
0 Corner kicks 0
2 Offsides 4
46% Time of Possession 54%
1 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 1
0 Saves 0

Teams

  • Cheltenham Town
  • Plymouth Argyle
Substitutes
Substitutions
Yellow Cards
Keith Lowe (34')
Guy Branston (69')
Red Cards