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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.

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 23Russell
  • 2Tilt
  • 3Monthe
  • 9Doidge
  • 5Ellis
  • 4Traoré
  • 6Bennett
  • 11BugielSubstituted forNobleat 68'minutes
  • 14WoolerySubstituted forMullingsat 79'minutes
  • 17WishartSubstituted forKellyat 74'minutes
  • 20Cooper

Substitutes

  • 10Kelly
  • 15Noble
  • 18Mullings
  • 26Robert
  • 31Gosling

Chester

  • 1Lynch
  • 17Vassell
  • 12Hughes
  • 14Joyce
  • 16HuntSubstituted forWatersat 70'minutes
  • 6Astles
  • 4GeorgeBooked at 60mins
  • 26DawsonBooked at 30minsSubstituted forShawat 70'minutesBooked at 79mins
  • 33Davies
  • 10Durrell
  • 9AlabiSubstituted forAkintundeat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Shaw
  • 13Roberts
  • 19Waters
  • 20Akintunde
  • 22Marsh
Referee:
Adrian Quelch
Attendance:
1,936

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Chester FC 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Chester FC 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Shamir Mullings replaces Kaiyne Woolery.

Booking

Tom Shaw (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Marcus Kelly replaces Daniel Wishart.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Chester FC 0. Liam Noble (Forest Green Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Tom Shaw replaces Lucas Dawson.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. James Akintunde replaces James Alabi.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Matty Waters replaces Johnny Hunt.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Liam Noble replaces Omar Bugiel.

Booking

Luke George (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Chester FC 0. Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers).

Second Half

Second Half begins Forest Green Rovers 0, Chester FC 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, Chester FC 0.

Booking

Lucas Dawson (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City42287778374191
2Tranmere43268972373586
3Forest Green43259984503484
4Dag & Red432541475502579
5Dover422361379562375
6Aldershot4320131060372373
7Barrow4318151065491669
8Gateshead4318131267472067
9Macclesfield422061660501066
10Bromley43177195563-858
11Boreham Wood431413164743455
12Wrexham431412174358-1554
13Sutton United431411185459-553
14Eastleigh431314165359-653
15Maidstone United42158195672-1653
16Chester431410195961-252
17Guiseley431310204763-1649
18York431115175164-1348
19Woking43139216176-1548
20Solihull Moors43139215673-1748
21Braintree43139215069-1948
22Torquay431111214759-1244
23North Ferriby United43123283174-4339
24Southport4398264892-4435
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