City crash out of cup again

The League Cup, now known as the Capital One Cup. Photo: ITV West

There were mixed results for our local sides in last night's Capital One Cup first round matches.

  • BRISTOL CITY 1-2 GILLINGHAM

Bristol City suffered an embarrassing defeat by League Two side Gillingham. It's the third consecutive season the Ashton Gate club have been beaten by lower league opposition in the first round of this competition.

City fell behind just before half-time. Goalkeeper Dean Gerken couldn't hold a free-kick which led to Liam Fontaine handling in the area. Danny Kedwell scored from the spot.

The visitors stunned Derek McInnes' men with a second after the break. The home side rarely troubled goalkeeper Stuart Nelson, but did grab an injury-time consolation through substitute Marvin Elliott.

We were not out-played, but we were out-battled and that is sometimes the worst thing you have to accept as a player.

Full credit to Gillingham. Pre-season is well and truely over for us now and it's down to business after a harsh lesson.

– Derek McInnes, Bristol City manager
  • SWINDON 3-0 BRIGHTON

Swindon stunned Championship side Brighton at the County Ground.

Alan Navarro scored twice on his debut against his old side. The 31-year old was also involved in Paul Benson's opener eight minutes after half-time.

Navarro, who only managed one goal in 73 appearances for the Seagulls, doubled the lead 12 minutes later, then netted again on 75 minutes with a deflected 20 yard strike.

I am very happy because we have beaten a very good Championship side.

It is a very good win against a good team.

– Paolo Di Canio, Swindon Town manager
  • IPSWICH 3-1 BRISTOL ROVERS

Championship side Ipswich had to come from behind to beat Bristol Rovers at Portman Road.

Michael Smith had given Rovers the lead with a 30 yard strike, but the home side responded with goals from Jason Scotland, Tommy Smith and Aaron Cresswell.

New Rovers goalkeeper Sam Walker also saved a penalty from Michael Chopra.

We came with a shape, to make sure Ipswich didn't get behind us and did that very well.

But although we defended well and very resolutely, we weren't able to push them back enough and ran out of energy.

At the moment we don't have any attacking strength and that's something we hope to put right by Saturday.

We're hoping to sign three more players by then.

– Mark McGhee, Bristol Rovers manager
  • YEOVIL TOWN 3-0 COLCHESTER

Yeovil warmed up for the new season with a comfortable win over fellow League One side Colchester.

Richard Hinds scored twice in the first half, with substitute Keanu Marsh-Brown chipping the third eleven minutes from time.

  • The draw for the second round of the Capital One Cup is at 12.30pm today.