LEAGUE CUP round one regional round-up

EFL logoMatt Taylor’s winning start as Exeter City manager continued as the League Two pace setters won through to the League Cup second round following a 4-2 penalty shoot-out win to knockout Championship Ipswich Town.

City central defender Troy Brown cancelled out Kayden Jackson’s 37th minute opener as the tie finished 1-1 after 90 minutes at St James Park.

Recalled midfielder Yann Songo’o was Plymouth's goal hero as Argyle turned back time to defeat Bristol City 1-0 in a cup repeat at Ashton Gate.

Last season City thumped Argyle 5-0 in the first round on their way to the competition semi-finals.

Former Plymouth midfielder Conor Hourihane scored Aston Villa’s 77th minute winner as they squeezed past stubborn Yeovil Town 1-0 at Huish Park.

Darrell Clarke’s Bristol Rovers notched their first win of the season to beat League Two Crawley 2-1.

Ollie Clarke's 84th minute strike made it 2-0 after Kyle Bennett headed Rovers ahead.

Mark Connolly headed an 88th minute Crawley consolation.

Gary Johnson’s Cheltenham Town won through 6-5 on penalties after drawing 2-2 with Colchester United.

Conor Thomas’ 71st minute penalty and Ryan Broom’s first minute goal put Town 2-0 up before Colchester levelled with two goals in two minutes - 79 and 80 - to force penalties.

Thavon Campbell fired Mark Cooper's Forest Green Rovers through to the second round for the first time with a 60th minute strike at League Two rivals Swindon.

Michael Flynn’s Newport County were the night’s big winners, 4-1 at League Two rivals Cambridge.

Padraig Amond – who scored on Saturday – scored twice midway through the first half before Jamille Matt headed home on 49 minutes and Antoine Semenyo added an 86th minute fourth.

Newport visit leaders Exeter on Saturday in League Two's match of the day.

The League Cup round two draw takes place ahead of Sunderland’s first round clash against Sheffield Wednesday on Thursday.

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