A MASSIVE well done to Forest Green groundsman Adam Witchell and his staff for getting the game on after the New Lawn was hit by weather of biblical proportions.

When I arrived at the New Lawn I certainly thought the game would be called off. The pitch looked soaked, but erstwhile Adam and team set about the task of clearing the waterlogged surface.

Both Mark Cooper and Jamie O'Hara were keen to get the game played and with three coach loads of Billericay fans at the ground, the referee took the brave decision to inspect the pitch at 2.30pm.

With the game on, Rovers made light work of the non-league minnows by inflicting a 4-0 victory thanks in part to three goals in an eight-minute spell at the end of the first-half. Former boxer Matty Stevens delivered the first blow in the 38th minute - leaping above a statuesque defence to plant a towering header beyond Alan Julian from a precise Aaron Collins' cross. And on the cusp of the break Joseph Mills' angled cross caught Julian cold.

Celtic loanee Jack Aitchison made it 3-0 deep into first-half stoppage-time.

Rovers made it four in the 65th minute when Liam Shephard watched his skidder bounce up and over Julian from an Elliott Frear cross.

The result left Cooper championing a third round tie against Manchester United if they can get beyond the second-round.

What a wonderful way forward. A dream of course but this wonderful competition is all about dreams.After a good performance on Saturday we are all dreaming