FA Cup - First Round
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Forest Green Rovers 0-2 Scunthorpe United

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Highlights: Forest Green 0-2 Scunthorpe

League One side Scunthorpe United recorded a confident victory in the FA Cup first round at Conference Premier side Forest Green Rovers.

Gary McSheffrey put Scunthorpe ahead midway through the first half when he rifled home a shot from long range.

Rovers' unreliable record
The Green have won just two of their 13 FA Cup home matches (D5 L6).

They doubled their lead after the break when McSheffrey cut from the right to power his second past Sam Russell.

Lee Hughes almost put Rovers back in it soon after with a drive from distance but Scunthorpe held on to go through.

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Mark Robins: Scunthorpe United boss after Forest Green win

Scunthorpe manager Mark Robins told BBC Radio Humberside:

"We're in the next round - it won't have been the best game the supporters have watched, but we're into the hat and that's all that matters.

"It was just bitty. It wasn't free flowing but we're talking about a good side with good professional players at Forest Green and they gave us a decent game.

"The scoreline could have been greater for us and I thought we restricted them to limited opportunities, so job well done at the end of it. We can look forward to the next round."

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 1Russell
  • 6Bennett
  • 15OshodiBooked at 62mins
  • 26Coles
  • 10Kelly
  • 7Norwood
  • 19Sinclair
  • 8WedgburySubstituted forKamdjoat 81'minutes
  • 18FrearSubstituted forJolleyat 65'minutes
  • 20ParkinBooked at 45minsSubstituted forHughesat 65'minutes
  • 17Guthrie

Substitutes

  • 2Pipe
  • 3Stokes
  • 5Oliver
  • 11Hughes
  • 12Kamdjo
  • 25Rodgers
  • 28Jolley

Scunthorpe

  • 1Slocombe
  • 2NolanBooked at 65mins
  • 25Boyce
  • 32Llera
  • 30Williams
  • 16AdelakunSubstituted forMyrie-Williamsat 45'minutes
  • 12Bishop
  • 35OsbourneSubstituted forMcAllisterat 74'minutes
  • 28McSheffreySubstituted forKeeat 71'minutes
  • 9Madden
  • 19Taylor

Substitutes

  • 4McAllister
  • 11Myrie-Williams
  • 14Hawkridge
  • 26Olejnik
  • 27Kee
  • 29Wootton
  • 33Brisley
Referee:
Graham Scott
Attendance:
1,791

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home15
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, Scunthorpe United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, Scunthorpe United 2.

Attempt missed. Clovis Kamdjo (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Christian Jolley (Forest Green Rovers).

(Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Miguel Angel Llera.

Christian Jolley (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Miguel Angel Llera (Scunthorpe United).

Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

Jennison Myrie-Williams (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Rob Sinclair (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Daniel Coles.

Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lyle Taylor (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt missed. Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Clovis Kamdjo replaces Sam Wedgbury.

Jennison Myrie-Williams (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Wedgbury (Forest Green Rovers).

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Eddie Oshodi.

Foul by Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers).

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Marcus Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Sean McAllister replaces Isaiah Osbourne because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Billy Kee replaces Gary McSheffrey.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Daniel Coles.

Jennison Myrie-Williams (Scunthorpe United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box following a corner.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Marcus Kelly.

Attempt saved. Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Lyle Taylor (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Andrew Boyce.

Attempt blocked. Christian Jolley (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Christian Jolley replaces Elliott Frear.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Lee Hughes replaces Jon Parkin.

Booking

Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

Elliott Frear (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe United).

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