Match ends, Cambridge United 1, Forest Green Rovers 0.
Wes Hoolahan struck the decisive goal as Cambridge beat League Two promotion rivals Forest Green 1-0.
Cambridge missed a glorious chance to go ahead on 18 minutes when Paul Mullin was brought down in the box by Baily Cargill, but Mullin's penalty was turned onto the post by Forest Green keeper Lewis Thomas.
Had he converted it Mullin would have broken the U's record for league goals in an EFL season.
After 29 minutes it took a brilliant block to deny Hiram Boateng following Liam O'Neil's incisive through ball, but seven minutes before half time they did take the lead.
Hoolahan received Jack Iredale's pass and then skipped past Scott Wagstaff before firing low into the far corner.
Forest Green enjoyed sustained pressure after the break, with Callum Burton saving Aaron Collins' effort on 64 minutes after he was teed up by Jamille Matt.
Odin Bailey crossed from the right, only for Collins to head wide unmarked from six yards 20 minutes from the end, leaving Rovers to slip three points below their opponents.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 8O'NeilSubstituted forHannantat 69'minutes
- 44BoatengSubstituted forMayat 76'minutes
- 20IronsideBooked at 32minsSubstituted forTraceyat 76'minutes
- 22Godwin-MalifeSubstituted forAllenat 88'minutes
- 2WilsonBooked at 23minsSubstituted forBaileyat 45'minutes
- 21WagstaffSubstituted forHutchinsonat 66'minutes
- 11CaddenSubstituted forYoungat 66'minutes
- 14MattBooked at 76mins
- 23DavisonSubstituted forRichardsonat 45'minutes
- Marc Edwards
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Cambridge United 1, Forest Green Rovers 0.
Shilow Tracey (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Chris Stokes (Forest Green Rovers).
Foul by Paul Mullin (Cambridge United).
Baily Cargill (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Lewis Thomas.
Attempt saved. Paul Mullin (Cambridge United) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the bottom left corner.
Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Taylor Allen replaces Udoka Godwin-Malife.
Hand ball by Udoka Godwin-Malife (Forest Green Rovers).
Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Udoka Godwin-Malife.
Attempt missed. Isaac Hutchinson (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Dominic Bernard.
Foul by Shilow Tracey (Cambridge United).
Aaron Collins (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Luke Hannant (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
Paul Mullin (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Udoka Godwin-Malife (Forest Green Rovers).
Shilow Tracey (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Baily Cargill (Forest Green Rovers).
Attempt blocked. Luke Hannant (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.