Forest Green Rovers 3-0 Chester
Lee Hughes scored twice to help Forest Green end Chester's five-game unbeaten run and inflict a first league defeat on new manager Steve Burr.
Chester went close early on, but Ross Killock could only fire at the keeper from five yards when he seized a ball deflected off the woodwork.
Hughes scored in each half, his first from James Norwood's reverse pass.
Norwood's angled shot made it 2-0 before Hughes converted a close-range effort thanks to work by Al Bangura.
In November, Forest Green had approached Burr to take charge following Dave Hockaday's sacking, but he opted to stay at Kidderminster only to be dismissed himself on January 7.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Forest Green Rovers manager Adrian Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:
"I knew it was going to be a tricky game with the conditions but we pulled our sleeves up and battled, we played some good football and scored three very good goals.
"I was really pleased for Lee [Hughes] today because he scored two very special goals.
"We don't talk about the play-offs, we just take every game as it comes and we've got a tough game next week at Woking."
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