Forest Green Rovers 1 Bournemouth 1

Last updated : 13 November 2004 By Footymad Previewer

Forest Green Rovers will get a second chance to progress in the FA Cup after holding League One high-fliers Bournemouth to a draw at The Lawn.

The home side had a half chance after just four minutes when Matthew Gadsby latched on to a loose clearance but his wild shot went well wide of the mark.

Bournemouth went on to dominate the next half an hour with Gareth O'Connor forcing Rovers keeper Dean Williams into tipping his low drive round the post.

Nine minutes later, however, the visitors broke the deadlock when a cross from the right wing was chested down and Steve Fletcher's half shot flew into the left-hand corner of the net against the run of play.

Rovers almost equalised five minutes before half time when Stephen Reed's dipping shot went inches over the Bournemouth crossbar.

Eleven minutes into the second half Forest Green deservedly drew level when Reed's corner was headed in by Jefferson Louis.

Rovers almost took a shock lead 20 minutes from the end when Reed tried to square the ball to Louis but Neil Young just managed to tip the ball around his own post.