EFL Cup - First Round
PlymouthPlymouth Argyle1GillinghamGillingham2

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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Gillingham 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Gillingham 2.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by John Egan.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by John Egan.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Bradley Dack.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Rory Donnelly (Gillingham).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Carl McHugh.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham).

  12. 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.

  13. Goal!

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

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Josh Simpson replaces Reuben Reid.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Rory Donnelly replaces Luke Norris.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

  17. 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.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Brunt replaces Gregg Wylde.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Hiram Boateng (Plymouth Argyle).

  20. Post update

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