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Forest Green 1 Gainsborough Trinity 2 - full time

By PeteOrchard  |  Posted: December 15, 2012

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FOREST GREEN ROVERS 1 GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY 2

A DARRYN Stamp double dumped much-fancied Forest Green out of the FA Trophy at the expense of Blue Square Bet North opposition.

Stamp's deft 15th minute opener gave Trinity a merited interval lead, and the experienced striker bundled home a second with 18 minutes left to stun the home faithful.

Chris Stokes' second goal in as many matches made for a barnstorming finish, but the Lincolnshire outfit clung on for a sizeable shock.

It was 1-0 when Stamp reacted quicker than Aarran Racine to pounce on a ball over the top before expertly lifting the ball over the onrushing Russell and into the net.

The second came in the 72nd minute when Daniel Hone rose highest to nod down a corner and Stamp was on hand to ram home his second goal of the afternoon.

The lead was halved seven minutes later, Taylor pipping Budtz to the ball and digging out a deep cross for Stokes net at the far post.

Substitute Yan Klukowski thought he had equalised, only for Wilde to nod off the goal-line, and Collins was wayward with a header under pressure.  

Carnage from two corners at the death was somehow negotiated by Housham's men, who march into the last 16.

See Monday's Citizen for Peter Orchard's match overview, match reaction and pictures.

Forest Green: Russell; Turley, Racine, Oshodi, Stokes; Collins, Bangura, Brogan (Klukowski 66); Vieira (Norwood 46), Styche (Taylor 46), Koroma; Subs not used: Hodgkiss, Jarvis.

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