Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Chester FC 0.
Forest Green Rovers 2-0 Chester
Forest Green booked their place in the National League play-offs with a well-deserved 2-0 victory over Chester.
Rovers shot out of the blocks as Christian Doidge struck a post inside the first couple of minutes and then Omar Bugiel's header from a corner was cleared off the line by Elliott Durrell.
Bugiel went close again in the 19th minute with a shot which looped over Alex Lynch and struck the bar via a big deflection, although the Chester keeper later made a great block to keep out a mazy run from Daniel Wishart.
Rovers finally went ahead in the 50th minute as Bugiel's through-ball was expertly finished by Doidge for his 25th goal of the season.
The hosts hit the frame of the goal for the third time midway through the second half through Kaiyne Woolery, but Liam Noble wrapped up a third successive win in the 74th minute when substitute Liam Noble curled home from distance.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 11BugielSubstituted forNobleat 68'minutes
- 14WoolerySubstituted forMullingsat 79'minutes
- 17WishartSubstituted forKellyat 74'minutes
- 16HuntSubstituted forWatersat 70'minutes
- 4GeorgeBooked at 60mins
- 26DawsonBooked at 30minsSubstituted forShawat 70'minutesBooked at 79mins
- 9AlabiSubstituted forAkintundeat 70'minutes
- Adrian Quelch
Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Chester FC 0.
Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Shamir Mullings replaces Kaiyne Woolery.
Tom Shaw (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Marcus Kelly replaces Daniel Wishart.
Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Chester FC 0. Liam Noble (Forest Green Rovers).
Substitution, Chester FC. Tom Shaw replaces Lucas Dawson.
Substitution, Chester FC. James Akintunde replaces James Alabi.
Substitution, Chester FC. Matty Waters replaces Johnny Hunt.
Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Liam Noble replaces Omar Bugiel.
Luke George (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Chester FC 0. Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers).
Second Half begins Forest Green Rovers 0, Chester FC 0.
First Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, Chester FC 0.
Lucas Dawson (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.