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Cheltenham Town earn a valuable point at Newport

Former Wales U21 forward Wes Burns scored Cheltenham's only goal Credit: PA

In football, Cheltenham had to be content with a point tonight.

They travelled to Newport in league two. While on loan signing and former Wales under 21 player Wes Burns opened the scoring in the 16th minute at Rodney Parade, the home side equalised before half time and that's how it ended - 1 all.

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Football results Credit: ITV West Country

The region's football teams have had a largely successful day. In League One Swindon and Yeovil both achieved home wins, and Bristol City won away at Crawley.

In League Two Cheltenham drew 1-1 with Mansfield at Whaddon Road.

And in the Conference a convincing away win for Forest Green Rovers, while Bristol Rovers lost at home to Eastleigh.

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ARCHIVE: A look back at Bristol City's JPT triumphs

The Johnstone's Paint Trophy is a competition which City have been very successful in since it was created in the mid 1980s.

The Ashton Gate club have won the trophy twice and finished runners-up twice.

Our reporter Tim Walsh takes us on a journey through our archives:

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City through to face West Ham in the FA Cup

Bristol City's Jay Emmanuel-Thomas celebrates scoring their first goal with Aden Flint Credit: PA

In football, Bristol City are through to the fourth round of the FA Cup after beating Doncaster 2-0 in tonight's replay.

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas scored both goals.

City will play Premier League side West Ham at Ashton Gate in the next round, after The Hammers beat Everton on penalties in their replay tonight.

Swindon back at the top after 3-0 win at Coventry

Goal-scorer Jon Obika rises high to win the ball at the Ricoh arena Credit: PA

Swindon Town have returned to the top of League One after a convincing 3-0 win at Coventry.

Andy Williams headed Town in front in the eighth minute. The in-form striker soon doubled the advantage from the penalty spot, after Louie Thompson was brought down. Jon Obika added the third late in the game.

Matt Smith takes Bristol City a step closer to Wembley

Bristol City's Matt Smith celebrates scoring at the Priestfield Stadium Credit: PA

Bristol City are a step closer to Wembley after winning 4-2 at Gillingham in the first leg of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy area final.

The home side went ahead in the 6th minute, but Matt Smith responded with all four of City's goals. He's now scored seven times since joining on loan from Fulham.

No date has been confirmed yet for the return leg at Ashton Gate.

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