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Gloucestershire Football Round-Up: Cheltenham Town beaten, Forest Green Rovers to play replay at Carlisle United

Cheltenham Town threw away a one-goal lead to lose to Port Vale at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium, with Forest Green Rovers also being pegged back against Carlisle United.

Cheltenham Town 1-3 Port Vale – 30/11/19 – FA Cup

Cheltenham took the lead early on in the tie with Reuben Reid, who scored his first goal for the Robins.

Port Vale striker Tom Pope scored an eight-minute hat-trick to send Vale into the third round and to end the Robins’ cup dream.

Cheltenham Town boss Michael Duff

Forest Green Rovers 2-2 Carlisle United – 30/11/19 – FA Cup

Forest Green Rovers also took an early lead in the second round, with Aaron Collins capitalising on goalkeeper Adam Collin’s mistake.

Just before half-time, Nathan Thomas cut inside from the left-hand side and curled the ball into the far corner.

Forest Green Rovers head coach Mark Cooper

Thomas doubled his and Carlisle’s tally on 76 minutes, but an own goal from Gethin Jones rescued Rovers a replay.

Mark Cooper’s side will make the long trip up to Carlisle on Tuesday 10 December for the replay.

Gloucester City 2-2 Kettering Town – 30/11/19 – National League North

Gloucester took the lead early in the game through debutant Jack Senior, who smashed home a volley from inside the box.

Liam Daly conceded a penalty and the Tigers were pegged back just before half-time when Aaron O’Connor slotted the spot-kick away.

Mathew Taylor scored a 25-yard free-kick to give Kettering a 2-1 lead but Fabien Robert salvaged a point for Gloucester on 86 minutes.

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