• FT

    Accrington

    1

    Gillingham

    0

  • FT

    Brentford

    0

    Doncaster

    1

  • FT

    Cardiff

    1

    Bristol City

    0

  • FT

    Notts County

    2

    F Green

    1

ENGLISH FA CUP

Meadow Lane, England

Referee: F Graham | Attendance: 4389

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Notts County

  • Stephen Hunt 50'
  • Lee Hughes 64'

2 - 1

FT

Forest Green Rovers

  • Isaiah Rankin 63'

Hughes ends Rovers` dreams

Lee Hughes handed Notts County an FA Cup fourth-round tie for the first time in 15 years after coming through a battling encounter with non-league minnows Forest Green with a 2-1 win.

An exquisite 35-yard finish from League Two's leading marksman proved the difference between the two sides to give the Magpies a plum tie against Premier League side Wigan on Saturday.

County lumbered through first-half proceedings before springing to life just after the interval. Stephen Hunt opened the scoring from close range after Rovers goalkeeper Terry Burton spilled Ben Davies` rasping effort.

The Gloucestershire visitors did have County sweating though with a Conal Platt's free-kick while Tomi Ameobi came close.

But it was a route one effort that finally got the better of the Magpies` back line, Isiah Rankin lashing home a right-footed volley straight from Burton's long kick.

Parity was short-lived though as Hughes restored the hosts' lead after 65 minutes with a magnificent individual effort. Although Kasper Schmeichel denied Rankin again with his legs late on, the Blue Square Premier side couldn't muster another goal.

Scoring Summary

  • Notts County
  • Forest Green Rovers
Stephen Hunt (50')
Lee Hughes (64')

Match Stats

  • Notts County
  • Forest Green Rovers
15(6) Shots (on goal) 10(8)
8 Fouls 8
6 Corner kicks 6
3 Offsides 3
45% Time of Possession 55%
0 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
8 Saves 8

Teams

  • Notts County
  • Forest Green Rovers
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