FA Cup roundup: Forest Green hold off Alvechurch minnows as Chesterfield get rid of Wimbledon | Soccer News

Forest Green Rovers ended non-League Alvechurch FA Cup hopes with a 2-1 victory to book their place in the third round.

Former Crystal Palace striker Connor Wickham put Rovers, who are bottom of Sky Bet League One, past the penalty spot in the 24th minute.

Alvechurch – who play in the Seventh Division of the Southern League Premier Central Division and were the lowest ranked team in the competition – equalized three minutes into the second half thanks to Jediah Yeboah Abbey’s free kick.

However, Josh March put the League One side back in front just two minutes later, scoring against his former club.

Forest Green ended the game with 10 men after defender Dom Bernard was sent off for a second yellow card after grabbing Danny Waldron’s shirt as the Church striker looked for a clearance.

Vanarama National League Chesterfield picked up a shock 2-0 win at AFC Wimbledon.

Armando Dobra put the visitors ahead just before half-time and Jeff King’s long-range effort with 15 minutes to go secured the upset against the League Two Dons.

Previously National League North high-flyers King’s Lynn were beaten 3-0 at home by Ligue 2 Stevenage.

Three goals in five minutes early in the second half, with Luke Norris scoring a quick brace before Jamie Reid’s strike, ended the Linnets’ hopes of further progress.

Wrexham, FA Cup
National League leaders Wrexham beat Farnborough to advance to the third round

Paul Mullin scored a hat-trick as National League leader Wrexham defeated Farnborough 4-1 at the Hippodrome Ground.

Mullin headed the Dragons in front from a corner early in the second half but the visitors National League South were level just after the hour mark thanks to an Oli Pendlebury free-kick.

Elliot Lee put Wrexham ahead with 12 minutes to play before Mullin added two more late to complete his hat-trick.

National League BarnettCup dreams had ended in a 1-0 defeat at Accrington thanks to a late goal from Ethan Hamilton.

Otis Khan hit a last-minute winner in Ligue 2 Grimsby dazed Cambridge 2-1 at Abbey Stadium.

Khan had put the visitors ahead on the hour mark but Sam Smith nodded in an equalizer before the Mariners leader struck a late second to send League One Us crashing.

Myles Hippolyte headed an equalizer in stoppage time in Ligue 2 Stockport snatched a 2-2 draw at Charlton to win a replay.

Chris Hussey had given County an early lead but the Addicks led at half-time, Steven Sessegnon’s cross deflected into his own net by keeper Ben Hinchcliffe before Albie Morgan made it 2-1.

Goals from Devante Cole, Adam Phillips and a Josh Benson penalty saw Barnsley beat league 2 Crewe 3-0 at Oakwell.

Hartlepool’s Callum Cooke celebrates after scoring his side’s first goal against Harrogate

Josh Umerah’s brace helped Hartlepool beat 10 men Harrogate 3-1 at Victoria Park. City defender Joe Mattock was sent off at the end of the first half for a foul on Umerah, who netted the resulting free kick.

Billy Bodin scored two goals in the closing stages as Oxford beat Ligue 1 rivals Exeter 4-1 at Kassam Stadium.

Wallsall came from behind to beat Carlisle 2-1 with an equalizer from Andy Williams in the 88th minute and a goal in stoppage time from fellow substitute Douglas James-Taylor.

Sheffield Wednesday substitute Michael Smith scored two goals in six minutes in a 2-1 win over Ligue 2 Mansfield in Hillsborough, while Shrewsbury to beat Peterborough 3-1 to also book a place in Monday’s draw.

Colby Bishop scored twice from the penalty spot as Portsmouth came from behind to beat MK donations 3-2 at Fratton Park.

In Saturday’s late kick-off, the National League Dagenham were denied another upset when Scott Kashket scored a stoppage time equalizer for Gillingham at Chigwell Construction Stadium after Josh Walker put the hosts ahead with just 10 minutes to go.

The FA Cup third round draw, which sees Premier League sides enter the competition, takes place between 7pm and 7.30pm on Monday.

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