Darryl Duffy scored twice as Bristol Rovers beat Aldershot 2-1 in a Carling Cup first-round tie of three penalties at the Memorial Stadium.
Brought into the side to replace £1million export Rickie Lambert, Duffy opened the scoring with a 36th-minute spot-kick, sending goalkeeper Clark Masters the wrong way after Adam Hinshelwood's foul on Chris Lines.
Duffy doubled the advantage after 55 minutes, shooting home after Masters had saved his penalty which was awarded for another foul by Hinshelwood, this time on Jo Kuffour.
David Pipe handled a right-wing corner to give Aldershot their penalty two minutes later, but although Marvin Morgan converted it comfortably, it was not enough.
Goalkeeper Rhys Evans, making his Rovers debut after signing a short-term contract, made brilliant saves to deny Scott Donnelly early on and Louis Soares at the death.
Masters also played his part, with a fine stop from Carl Regan's header and two from lively substitute Ben Swallow.