Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 3, Chester FC 0.
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."
- 23BarrySubstituted forGreenat 82'minutes
- 9WrightSubstituted forVieiraat 79'minutes
- 29HughesSubstituted forWalkerat 86'minutes
- 12TurnerBooked at 48mins
- 8JarrettSubstituted forMahonat 63'minutes
- 34MenaghSubstituted forPeersat 80'minutes
- 11LindfieldSubstituted forBondat 55'minutes
- Adam Hopkins
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 3, Chester FC 0.
Offside, Chester FC. Jamie Reed tries a through ball, but Jamie Reed is caught offside.
Foul by Marcus Kelly (Forest Green Rovers).
Lewis Turner (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Corner, Chester FC.
Attempt missed. Magno Vieira (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box.
Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Jason Walker replaces Lee Hughes.
Attempt missed. John Rooney (Chester FC) left footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Lewis Turner with a cross.
Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Paul Green replaces Anthony Barry.
Attempt missed. James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Attempt missed. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.
Substitution, Chester FC. Tom Peers replaces Jamie Menagh.
Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Magno Vieira replaces Daniel Wright.
Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Lee Hughes tries a through ball, but Lee Hughes is caught offside.
Goal! Forest Green Rovers 3, Chester FC 0. Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Al Bangura.
Attempt missed. Lee Hughes (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot is too high.
Corner, Chester FC.
Attempt missed. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Foul by Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers).