Argyle in the hat after goal-less draw

Jake Cole kept Argyle in the game at Sincil Bank. Photo: Joe Giddens/EMPICS Sport
  • LINCOLN CITY 0 - 0 PLYMOUTH ARGYLE

Plymouth had goalkeeper Jake Cole to thank as he thwarted non-league Lincoln to ensure their FA Cup first-round tie ended in stalemate and will go to a replay at Home Park.

Cole was in outstanding form for the Pilgrims at Sincil Bank, with two excellent saves to deny Nick Wright in particular, as they held on for another shot against Skrill Premier Lincoln.

Wright was initially stopped by a full-stretch Cole midway through the first half while the Plymouth 'keeper bettered that after the break from a header at the near post.

Plymouth had chances of their own, with Conor Hourihane firing a free-kick straight at Lincoln 'keeper Paul Farman before Lewis Alessandra blasted at him from just inside the penalty area.

The visitors' best chance of the game fell to Luke Young with eight minutes remaining when he skipped clean through but dragged his shot wide.

Both sides tried desperately to find a winner in a bid to avoid a midweek replay but they struggled in front of goal, with Alessandra blazing well over the crossbar at the close, and must now do it all over again.

  • PETERBOROUGH UNITED 2 - 0 EXETER CITY
Loanee Hogan Ephraim had a hand in both Peterborough goals. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Archive

Loanee Hogan Ephraim had a hand in both goals on his Peterborough debut as a late burst earned the League One high-fliers a 2-0 first round victory against Exeter.

Ephraim, who arrived from QPR on Friday, was sent on at half-time after a lacklustre opening 45 minutes from Darren Ferguson's team. The 25 year-old was involved in the build-up as record-signing Britt Assombalonga fired Posh ahead in the 72nd minute.

Assombalonga could hardly miss from point-blank range as he ended a seven-week goal drought after being picked out by Mark Little's delightful low delivery.

And Posh's passage was secured seven minutes later when Ephraim stylishly slipped the ball through to fellow interval arrival Nathaniel Mendez Laing, who fired past Exeter keeper Artur Krysiak.

Assombalonga dragged two other excellent opportunities wide as Posh took control in the final quarter of the game while only some smart Krysiak reactions prevented a wickedly-deflected Little effort from looping in.

Posh goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik was a virtual spectator as the visitors posed next-to-no attacking threat. Former Posh man Arron Davies did force him into a late save with a low drive from 25 yards.

  • TORQUAY UNITED 0 - 2 ROCHDALE
Rochdale players celebrate their second goal at Plainmoor. Credit: ITV Sport

Torquay United crashed out of the FA Cup at the first attempt after conceding two late goals.

Alan Knill's men rarely troubled visiting goalkeeper Josh Lillis, but Torquay 'keeper Martin Rice was kept busy - saving from Andrew Tutte and Matt Lund in the first half.

Scott Hogan broke the deadlock from close range in the 85th minute, then played a part in the second as his first-time shot was saved, and Peter Vincenti slammed in the rebound.

  • You can watch highlights of all those games on ITV at 10.50pm tonight.

And ITV has live coverage of Bishop's Stortford vs Northampton Town from 1.30pm on Sunday.

That's followed by the draw for the Second Round at approximately 4.10pm.