Match 25
Football League Trophy (JPT)
Bristol Rovers (a)

Bristol Rovers 2 Exeter City 2.

Tuesday 14 December 2010.

Ref:Danny McDermid

Att: 3881 with 799 City fans.

Johnstone’s Paint Trophy (JPT) Area Semi-final

Exeter City win 5-4 on penalties.

Game originally scheduled for 30 November 2010.

BBC match report –

Exeter needed penalties to defeat Bristol Rovers in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Southern Area semi-final.

Will Hoskins netted from distance for the home side but Bryon Anthony sliced into his own net to restore parity.

Ben Swallow's side-footed shot gave Rovers the lead before Ryan Harley's close-range drive took it to penalties.

Anthony's misery continued as Artur Krysiak brilliantly saved his spot kick, leaving Grecians defender Richard Duffy to convert the decisive penalty.

Exeter will now play Brentford in the Southern Area final, as the Bees also relied on penalties to see off Charlton 3-1 in the shootout.

Exeter City first-team coach Rob Edwards told BBC Radio Devon: 

"It could have gone either way, but we're delighted to win it so it was really good.

"We needed a win tonight - the players needed a win as we were disappointed with the way that we played last Saturday.

"We've obviously got a chance of going to Wembley again now, we've been there a couple of times, and the players are very excited."



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