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.