HART RECORDS FIRST FOREST WIN
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
All three First Division sides negotiated potential upsets against lower-division opponents, although not without a fight.
Forest boss Paul Hart recorded his first win as manager thanks to goals from Stern John and Chris Bart-Williams.
John struck just after the half hour at Victoria Park when he squeezed the ball in at the near post from Matthieu Louis-Jean's right wing cross.
Despite a brave showing from Chris Turner's side in the second half, Bart-Williams sealed the game just after the hour when he curled in a 25-yard free kick to book Forest's passage into the second round.
Rotherham also overcame a potential banana skin at Glanford Park as Ronnie Moore's side also sealed a 2-0 win with goals from Mark Robins and Alan Lee.
The Millers bounced back from losing their opening two games in Division One by booking their place in round two for the first time in six years, with Robins grabbing his fourth goal of the season.
Neil Warnock's Sheffield United made much harder work of progressing into the next round by grabbing a last-minute winner at Feethams against Darlington.
With extra time looming large, French striker Laurent D'Jaffo, on as a second had substitute for Carl Asaba, struck a left-foot volley past keeper Andy Collett from Michael Brown's cross.
The goal came in the final minute and gave the Third Division side no time to respond and saved The Blades from having to play extra time with a league game against Rotherham on Thursday night.
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