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Forest Green 2-0 Rochdale

Blue Square Premier strugglers Forest Green upset League Two high-flyers Rochdale to reach the third round of the FA Cup for the first time.

Keiran Toner blazed over for Dale after latching on to Adam Le Fondre's flick.

But Forest Green took the lead when a low Paul Stonehouse cross was dummied by Josh Low, allowing Jonathan Smith to fire in from 10 yards at the far post.

Le Fondre had a header cleared off the line before Low found space before dinking home to seal his side's win.


Forest Green: Burton, Gill, Jones, Kempson, Stonehouse, Low (Thomas 82), Fowler, Smith (Rigoglioso 90), Clist, Platt, Mangan (Mohamed 72).
Subs Not Used: Robinson, Afful, Preece, McDonald.

Booked: Smith.

Goals: Smith 27, Low 56.

Rochdale: Russell, Ramsden, Holness, McArdle, Kennedy, William Buckley (Mark Jones 63), Toner, Keltie, Higginbotham (Shaw 46), Le Fondre, Thorpe.
Subs Not Used: Spencer, Stanton, Thompson, Rundle, D'Laryea.

Att: 1,715

Ref: Graham Scott (Devon).



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