Forest Green edged to victory over Chester, who remain without a point after five Conference Premier games.
Danny Wright's downward header from Marcus Kelly's corner put the visitors ahead in the first half.
Substitute Matthew Barnes-Homer rose above team-mate Eddie Oshodi to nod in Forest Green's second after the break.
Striker Lee Mills gave Chester hope when he struck from close range with 10 minutes to go, but they failed to find an equaliser.
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Forest Green Rovers manager Dave Hockaday told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:
"It was incredibly hot, the sun was out, and I can't tell you how hard it was to play on that pitch which looked lovely, but in my humble opinion needed to be watered. The ball just wasn't rolling, so we had to adapt, and the good thing is we did.
"We've still got a lot of very, very, young players and they do have to grow up.
"We just have to calm it down and we've got to be that swan where the legs are paddling like hell underneath, but we're nice and calm and look nice and serene.
"The best players are the best actors and some of my players have got to act a bit better."