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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

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

Full Time

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

Foul by Dale Tonge (Chester FC).

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

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

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

Substitution

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

Foul by Jordan Chapell (Chester FC).

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

Substitution

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

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Jordan Chapell replaces Craig Mahon.

Substitution

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

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

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

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.

Substitution

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

Foul by Tom Shaw (Chester FC).

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

Substitution

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

Attempt missed. Tom Shaw (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

David Pipe (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by David Pipe (Forest Green Rovers).

Tom Shaw (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Booking

Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Hand ball by Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers).

Hand ball by Johnny Hunt (Chester FC).

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 1, Forest Green Rovers 1. Luke George (Chester FC) header from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by John Rooney with a cross.

Foul by David Pipe (Forest Green Rovers).

Josh O'Hanlon (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Rob Sinclair (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Corner, Chester FC.

Attempt saved. Tom Shaw (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Booking

Dale Tonge (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers.

Booking

Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers).

Ryan Higgins (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

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