Forest Green kept their slim Blue Square Bet Premier play-off hopes going with a routine victory at already relegated Bath City.

The visitors went ahead before the break when Yan Klukowski collected a loose ball and lashed home.

Bath, who announced they were changing their stadium name to Mayday Trust Park on Monday, came close through Josh Egan's effort.

Reece Styche swept home a Klukowski cross to secure the win.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Forest Green Rovers manager Dave Hockaday told BBC Gloucestershire:

Hockaday pleased with derby day win

"It was an efficient first half and we dominated possession but played all of the ball in our half.

"It was just a weird game, very slow paced, but they were frustrating and kept the ball in the middle of the park.

"It was a potential banana skin but we scored a second goal and that killed it."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Bath City

  • 01 Garner
  • 02 Simpson
  • 04 Rollo
  • 05 Jones Booked
  • 15 Preece (Egan - 52' )
  • 03 Stonehouse
  • 08 Connolly
  • 11 Hogg Booked
  • 18 Watkins (Murray - 24' )
  • 21 Russell
  • 09 Cook

Substitutes

  • 26 Gallinagh
  • 07 Murray
  • 16 Canham
  • 20 Egan
  • 41 Smith

Forest Green

  • 30 Russell
  • 02 Hodgkiss
  • 03 Stokes
  • 16 Graham
  • 22 Oshodi
  • 08 Klukowski (Rowe - 84' )
  • 11 Forbes
  • 28 Collins
  • 07 Norwood
  • 14 Taylor (Henderson - 46' )
  • 23 Uwezu (Styche - 69' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 04 Pook
  • 19 Rowe
  • 21 Thomson
  • 09 Styche
  • 24 Henderson
Ref: Amey
Att: 983

Match Stats

Shots

2 8

On target

1 6

Corners

4 3

Fouls

12 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:05 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +0:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Keiron Forbes by Lewis Hogg. Free kick taken by Chris Stokes.

88:28

Corner taken by Josh Egan.

87:44

James Norwood concedes a free kick for a foul on Lewis Hogg. Alex Russell takes the free kick.

87:21

Josh Egan decides to take the corner short.

85:30

Unfair challenge on Josh Egan by Jared Hodgkiss results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Josh Egan.

83:22 Substitution

Substitution Yan Klukowski leaves the field to be replaced by James Rowe.

82:44

Sekani Simpson produces a cross.

81:43

James Norwood fouled by Josh Egan, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Yan Klukowski from right wing, Gethin Jones makes a clearance.

80:44

Josh Egan challenges Jamie Collins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Eddie Oshodi takes the free kick.

79:04

Free kick taken by Glyn Garner.

79:04 Booking

Booking Reece Styche goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

78:42

Reece Styche gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gethin Jones.

78:18

The assistant referee flags for offside against James Norwood. Glyn Garner takes the indirect free kick.

76:41

Corner taken by Scott Murray from the right by-line, clearance made by Jamie Collins.

73:36

Assist by Yan Klukowski.

73:36 Goal scored

Goal! - Reece Styche - Bath City 0 - 2 Forest Grn Reece Styche gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Bath City 0-2 Forest Green.

73:32

The ball is crossed by Yan Klukowski,

69:52

Luke Graham concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Cook. Indirect free kick taken by Alex Russell.

68:20

Sam Russell takes the indirect free kick.

68:20 Substitution

Substitution Reece Styche replaces Michael Uwezu.

68:20 Booking

Booking Lewis Hogg shown a yellow card.

68:08

Unfair challenge on Jamie Collins by Lewis Hogg results in a free kick.

65:46

Shot from outside the area by Josh Egan misses to the left of the target.

63:08

Foul by Gethin Jones on James Norwood, free kick awarded. Eddie Oshodi restarts play with the free kick.

62:58

The ball is swung over by Paul Stonehouse, Eddie Oshodi makes a clearance.

61:21

Sekani Simpson challenges Luke Graham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Russell.

60:16

James Norwood takes a shot. Save made by Glyn Garner.

57:24

Corner taken by Yan Klukowski from the left by-line, Eddie Oshodi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gethin Jones. Glyn Garner takes the free kick.

56:40

Yan Klukowski takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Sekani Simpson.

54:58

Lewis Hogg is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Sam Russell.

53:43

The referee blows for offside against Jamie Cook. Sam Russell takes the free kick.

52:35

Foul by Jamie Collins on Alex Russell, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Alex Russell.

51:04 Substitution

Substitution Josh Egan replaces Mark Preece.

49:26

Jamie Collins takes a shot. Save by Glyn Garner.

48:37

Foul by James Norwood on Alex Russell, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Gethin Jones.

47:15

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Alex Russell, Luke Graham fouled by Gethin Jones, the ref awards a free kick. Sam Russell takes the free kick.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution (Forest Green) makes a substitution, with Liam Henderson coming on for Matty Taylor.

45:00 +2:06 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +1:31

Indirect free kick taken by Yan Klukowski.

45:00 +1:31 Booking

Booking Booking for Gethin Jones for unsporting behaviour.

45:00 +1:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Uwezu by Gethin Jones.

43:44 Goal scored

Goal! - Yan Klukowski - Bath City 0 - 1 Forest Grn Yan Klukowski scores a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Bath City 0-1 Forest Green.

38:57

Handball by Matty Taylor. Indirect free kick taken by Glyn Garner.

35:45

Yan Klukowski takes a shot. Save made by Glyn Garner.

34:01

Shot from long distance by Matty Taylor goes wide of the left-hand upright.

30:41

The official flags Scott Murray offside. Sam Russell takes the indirect free kick.

29:45

Michael Uwezu challenges Paul Stonehouse unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Murray restarts play with the free kick.

26:56

Scott Murray sends in a cross, save by Sam Russell.

24:32

Gethin Jones fouled by Michael Uwezu, the ref awards a free kick. Glyn Garner takes the indirect free kick.

23:07

Sam Russell restarts play with the free kick.

23:07 Substitution

Substitution Scott Murray replaces Marley Watkins.

23:07

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jamie Cook.

21:24

Jamie Cook fouled by Luke Graham, the ref awards a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Jamie Cook from the free kick.

20:49

Jamie Cook is ruled offside. Jamie Collins takes the free kick.

19:59

Foul by Lewis Hogg on James Norwood, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Stokes.

19:01

The referee blows for offside against James Norwood. Glyn Garner restarts play with the free kick.

18:24

Sekani Simpson challenges Luke Graham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Eddie Oshodi restarts play with the free kick.

17:41

Yan Klukowski sends in a cross.

16:32

The ball is sent over by Michael Uwezu, Close range header by Matty Taylor misses to the right of the goal.

11:24

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Yan Klukowski from the left by-line, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex Russell by Luke Graham. Free kick taken by Glyn Garner.

10:06

Michael Uwezu fouled by Mark Preece, the ref awards a free kick. Yan Klukowski has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

7:47

Alex Russell handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie Collins.

6:52

Sekani Simpson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jared Hodgkiss. Eddie Oshodi restarts play with the free kick.

0:58

The referee penalises Jamie Cook for handball. Free kick taken by Jared Hodgkiss.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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