EFL Cup - First Round
Plymouth1Gillingham2

Plymouth Argyle 1-2 Gillingham

Jake Hessenthaler
Jake Hessenthaler struck the winning goal as the Gills progressed to the second round

Gillingham staged a stunning late fightback to beat Plymouth and progress to the second round of the League Cup.

Plymouth opened the scoring when Craig Tanner volleyed the hosts ahead from Kevin Mellor's pass.

However, Bradley Deck levelled with a fine solo 85th-minute effort, clipping the ball past Argyle keeper Luke McCormick after a powerful run.

Jake Hessenthaler struck the winner two minutes later, sweeping in from Rory Donnelly's header to seal the game.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 2Mellor
  • 5Nelson
  • 6Hartley
  • 3SawyerBooked at 50mins
  • 4McHugh
  • 20Boateng
  • 14JervisSubstituted forTannerat 11'minutes
  • 10Carey
  • 11WyldeSubstituted forBruntat 78'minutes
  • 9ReidSubstituted forSimpsonat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Cox
  • 8Simpson
  • 16Purrington
  • 17Brunt
  • 19Bentley
  • 21Bittner
  • 27Tanner

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 2Jackson
  • 4Egan
  • 50Oshilaja
  • 24Dickenson
  • 11McGlashanSubstituted forGarmstonat 59'minutes
  • 8HessenthalerBooked at 36mins
  • 23Dack
  • 6Houghton
  • 19NorrisSubstituted forDonnellyat 84'minutes
  • 9WilliamsonSubstituted forWrightat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Garmston
  • 5Ehmer
  • 12Morris
  • 17Donnelly
  • 20Davies
  • 44Wright
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
5,120

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Gillingham 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Gillingham 2.

Attempt missed. Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by John Egan.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by John Egan.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Bradley Dack.

Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Rory Donnelly (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Carl McHugh.

Peter Hartley (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham).

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 1, Gillingham 2. Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rory Donnelly.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 1, Gillingham 1. Bradley Dack (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Josh Simpson replaces Reuben Reid.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Rory Donnelly replaces Luke Norris.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 1, Gillingham 0. Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Kelvin Mellor with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Brunt replaces Gregg Wylde.

Foul by Hiram Boateng (Plymouth Argyle).

Luke Norris (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Gillingham).

Foul by Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle).

Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Jackson (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

John Egan (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Josh Wright replaces Ben Williamson.

Attempt missed. Bradley Dack (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.

Attempt saved. Hiram Boateng (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Peter Hartley (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adedeji Oshilaja (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Peter Hartley.

Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

Adedeji Oshilaja (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Luke Norris (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle).

Jordan Houghton (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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