Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, Scunthorpe United 2.
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.
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."
- 15OshodiBooked at 62mins
- 8WedgburySubstituted forKamdjoat 81'minutes
- 18FrearSubstituted forJolleyat 65'minutes
- 20ParkinBooked at 45minsSubstituted forHughesat 65'minutes
- 2NolanBooked at 65mins
- 16AdelakunSubstituted forMyrie-Williamsat 45'minutes
- 35OsbourneSubstituted forMcAllisterat 74'minutes
- 28McSheffreySubstituted forKeeat 71'minutes
- Graham Scott
- Shots on Target
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, Forest Green Rovers. Clovis Kamdjo replaces Sam Wedgbury.