Cheltenham Town video: Plummer on target in friendly opener
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Former Bristol City winger Tristan Plummer scored for Cheltenham Town in their opening friendly of the summer at Evesham United this afternoon.
The 22-year-old midfielder or forward has earned himself a place with the squad on their pre-season training camp in South Wales from Monday.
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The rest of Cheltenham's trialists have been told they will not be offered deals.
Plummer, who played in Portgual for Portimonense last season, struck with ten minutes left to cancel out Colin Hamilton's own goal, which had given the home side a 52nd minute lead.
Goalkeeper Phil Smith, who left Swindon Town at the end of last season, saved a penalty from ex-Robins striker Luke Corbett in the 68th minute.
But Yates admitted after the game he cannot afford to sign another senior goalkeeper to join Scott Brown in the squad.
The other hopefuls: Rob Farkins, Ibrahim Farah, Niall Wellington, Hamilton and Mark Hughes, were all told after the game that Yates would not be pursuing his interest in them.
Cheltenham's best chance of a goalless first half fell to summer signing Sam Deering, who showed some nice touches and popped up in some useful attacking midfield positions.
He was denied by Dean Coleman in the 21st minute, while Jeff Goulding headed a cross from Jermaine McGlashan straight at Coleman.
Bagasan Graham had a bright game on the left wing in a 4-3- formation.
Yates switched his entire team at the break, but Hamilton nodded Roland Agbor's cross into his own net to gift Evesham the lead.
They could have doubled it in the 68th minute when Keith Lowe tripped Marcus Palmer, but Smith made an excellent save from Corbett's spot kick.
Plummer, who had looked lively throughout the second half, weaved his way into space in the penalty area and found the bottom left corner with a well-placed shot to ensure than honours finished all-square.
CHELTENHAM TOWN (first half): S Brown; S Jombati, R Farkins, S Elliott, B Jones; M Pack, S Deering, D Andrew; J McGlashan, J Goulding, B Graham.
(second half): P Smith, K Lowe, H Hooman, C Hamilton, N Wellington; M Hughes, R Penn, I Farah; T Plummer, D Duffy, K Mohamed.
Sub not used: J Hanks.
REFEREE: K Morris.