Cup dream over for Rovers
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bournemouth advanced in the FA Cup after seeing off Forest Green Rovers 3-1.Bournemouth secured their place in the second round of the FA Cup after seeing off Forest Green Rovers 3-1.
The visitors, who had never beaten league opposition, set their stall out to defend, but their resistance was broken early.
Garreth O'Connor's cross was helped on by Derek Holmes for Alan Connell to bundle home from close range.
Wade Elliott came close to adding to The Cherries' lead, but his 20-yard effort was wide of Dean Williams' goal.
The home side doubled their advantage after 70 minutes when John Spicer, on loan from Arsenal, slotted under Williams from close range.
The visiting faithful were given something to celebrate when Des Lyttle netted a sublime goal with just two minutes remaining.
However, Bournemouth restored their two-goal advantage when Dani Rodrigues netted with virtually the last kick of the game.
The win for The Cherries sets up a second round clash against Cumbrian outfit Carlisle United, who saw off Bristol Rovers on Tuesday.