National League
ChesterChester1Forest GreenForest Green Rovers2

Chester 1-2 Forest Green Rovers

Forest Green became the first team in the history of the fifth tier to win their opening eight games with a battling victory at Chester.

Green's Jon Parkin missed a penalty before flicking on a header to give Elliott Frear the chance to race away and slot past Jon Worsnop.

Chester equalised when John Rooney's free-kick was headed home by Luke George from 12 yards.

Substitute Aaron O'Connor dinked the ball over Worsnop to score the winner.

Line-ups

Chester

  • 1Worsnop
  • 18TongeBooked at 54mins
  • 22Heneghan
  • 10Rooney
  • 3Hunt
  • 6Sharps
  • 5GeorgeSubstituted forThomsonat 83'minutes
  • 8Shaw
  • 2Higgins
  • 16O'HanlonSubstituted forPeersat 76'minutes
  • 7MahonSubstituted forChapellat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Kay
  • 11Chapell
  • 13Forth
  • 14Thomson
  • 21Peers

Forest Green

  • 23Maxted
  • 2PipeBooked at 69mins
  • 16RacineBooked at 52mins
  • 19Sinclair
  • 10Kelly
  • 6Bennett
  • 9Marsh-BrownBooked at 20minsSubstituted forCloughat 84'minutes
  • 8Wedgbury
  • 11FrearSubstituted forSam-Yorkeat 82'minutes
  • 20ParkinSubstituted forO'Connorat 74'minutes
  • 17GuthrieBooked at 68mins

Substitutes

  • 4Clough
  • 5Jones
  • 7O'Connor
  • 12Kamdjo
  • 15Sam-Yorke
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
2,163

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home8
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Chester FC 1, Forest Green Rovers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chester FC 1, Forest Green Rovers 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Dale Tonge (Chester FC).

  4. Post update

    Aaron O'Connor (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. George Thomson (Chester FC) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Charlie Clough replaces Keanu Marsh-Brown.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Chapell (Chester FC).

  10. Post update

    Sam Wedgbury (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester FC. George Thomson replaces Luke George because of an injury.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester FC. Jordan Chapell replaces Craig Mahon.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Delano Sam-Yorke replaces Elliott Frear.

  14. Post update

    Offside, Chester FC. Tom Peers tries a through ball, but Tom Peers is caught offside.

  15. Post update

    Offside, Chester FC. Tom Peers tries a through ball, but Tom Peers is caught offside.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Chester FC 1, Forest Green Rovers 2. Aaron O'Connor (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kurtis Guthrie.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester FC. Tom Peers replaces Josh O'Hanlon.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Tom Shaw (Chester FC).

  19. Post update

    Elliott Frear (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Aaron O'Connor replaces Jon Parkin.