Promotion contenders York confirmed a fourth-place finish in the table with victory over Forest Green.

In a lacklustre game, the Minstermen sealed all three points thanks to Adriano Moke's low strike which crept under goalkeeper Sam Russell.

Rovers' best chances came from Matty Taylor, but he saw his first effort hit the bar while his second-half drive was stopped by keeper Paul Musselwhite.

York will now face third-place Mansfield in the play-off semi-finals.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Season starts now - York boss Mills

York City manager Gary Mills told BBC Radio York:

"We've made a lot of changes today and I've rested quite a few players but I wanted a little bit more.

"So it wasn't the best of games but we got another clean sheet, we got a goal.

"We've won the last three games 1-0, that shows some character from the players and I'm delighted to get another three points.

"It might have been a long time but now the season starts for us we have got so much to play for and I'm looking forward to it."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

York

  • 01 Musselwhite
  • 06 Parslow
  • 16 Fyfield
  • 23 Doig
  • 14 Potts
  • 15 Tonne (Kelly - 76' )
  • 18 Moke
  • 19 Brown Booked
  • 20 Challinor
  • 21 Blinkhorn (Pilkington - 57' )
  • 28 Ashikodi (Reed - 56' )

Substitutes

  • 29 White
  • 25 Kelly
  • 12 Pilkington
  • 26 McLaughlin
  • 07 Reed

Forest Green

  • 30 Russell
  • 02 Hodgkiss
  • 03 Stokes
  • 05 Turley
  • 22 Oshodi Booked
  • 08 Klukowski Booked
  • 11 Forbes
  • 28 Collins
  • 07 Norwood
  • 14 Taylor (Styche - 76' )
  • 23 Uwezu (Rowe - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 06 Todd
  • 16 Graham
  • 04 Pook
  • 19 Rowe
  • 09 Styche
Ref: Robert Merchant
Att: 3,391

Match Stats

Shots

5 10

On target

4 4

Corners

3 8

Fouls

10 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:10 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

87:16

Yan Klukowski takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Chris Doig. Yan Klukowski takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post.

86:53 Booking

Booking Eddie Oshodi receives a yellow card for dissent.

86:30

A cross is delivered by Reece Kelly, Michael Potts takes a shot. Save by Sam Russell.

86:00

Danny Pilkington takes a shot. Save made by Sam Russell.

85:15

James Norwood takes a shot. Save by Paul Musselwhite.

83:10

Inswinging corner taken by Yan Klukowski, Jamie Turley takes a shot.

81:40

Assist by Danny Pilkington.

81:40 Goal scored

Goal! - Adriano Moke - York 1 - 0 Forest Grn Adriano Moke finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. York 1-0 Forest Green.

79:36 Substitution

Substitution James Rowe on for Michael Uwezu.

78:46

Chris Doig challenges Reece Styche unfairly and gives away a free kick. Yan Klukowski has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

77:26

James Norwood fouled by Jon Challinor, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Sam Russell.

75:04 Substitution

Substitution Reece Kelly joins the action as a substitute, replacing Erik Tonne.

75:04 Substitution

Substitution Reece Styche is brought on as a substitute for Matty Taylor.

74:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matty Taylor on Jon Challinor. Direct free kick taken by Jon Challinor.

68:14

Michael Uwezu takes a shot. Save by Paul Musselwhite.

63:10

James Norwood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Parslow. Paul Musselwhite takes the free kick.

61:50

Shot on goal by Keiron Forbes from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

61:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Collins by Adriano Moke. Free kick taken by Chris Stokes.

58:24

The ball is crossed by Adriano Moke, Sam Russell makes a save.

55:37

Sam Russell takes the indirect free kick.

55:37 Substitution

Substitution Danny Pilkington replaces Matthew Blinkhorn.

55:37 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Reed joins the action as a substitute, replacing Moses Ashikodi.

55:37

The referee blows for offside against Michael Potts.

55:11

Corner taken by Michael Potts, Jamie Collins manages to make a clearance.

50:06

Outswinging corner taken by Michael Potts, clearance made by James Norwood.

49:02

Unfair challenge on Daniel Parslow by Matty Taylor results in a free kick. Paul Musselwhite restarts play with the free kick.

48:24

Matty Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Musselwhite. Paul Musselwhite takes the direct free kick.

45:18

Matty Taylor takes a shot. Save made by Paul Musselwhite.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +1:34 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +0:22

Unfair challenge on Jamal Fyfield by Jamie Turley results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Musselwhite.

44:37

Corner taken by Yan Klukowski played to the near post, clearance made by Chris Doig.

44:26

Chris Stokes crosses the ball, clearance by Daniel Parslow.

40:42

Matty Taylor has an effort at goal from just outside the box that bounces off the post.

37:51

Unfair challenge on Jon Challinor by James Norwood results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Daniel Parslow.

36:15

Matthew Blinkhorn produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

35:12

Foul by Matty Taylor on Chris Doig, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Paul Musselwhite.

32:47

Chris Doig concedes a free kick for a foul on Matty Taylor. Free kick taken by Chris Stokes.

31:04

Corner from the right by-line taken by Michael Potts, save by Sam Russell.

30:06

Corner from left by-line crossed in by Yan Klukowski.

29:03

Jon Challinor concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Stokes. Yan Klukowski produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Scott Brown.

28:10

Corner taken by Yan Klukowski from the right by-line to the near post.

27:34

Corner taken right-footed by Yan Klukowski from the left by-line, Chris Doig makes a clearance.

26:44

Shot from just outside the area by Keiron Forbes misses to the left of the target.

25:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Moses Ashikodi by Jared Hodgkiss. Direct free kick taken by Paul Musselwhite.

23:35

Matthew Blinkhorn concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Collins. Sam Russell takes the free kick.

18:38

Yan Klukowski takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Chris Doig.

15:44

Unfair challenge on James Norwood by Jamal Fyfield results in a free kick. Sam Russell takes the free kick.

13:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jon Challinor on James Norwood. Free kick crossed by Yan Klukowski, clearance made by Jon Challinor.

9:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Uwezu by Moses Ashikodi. Yan Klukowski crosses the ball, Shot on goal by James Norwood from just inside the area goes over the target.

8:16

Yan Klukowski challenges Matthew Blinkhorn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jon Challinor.

7:13 Booking

Booking Yan Klukowski receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

7:00

Paul Musselwhite fouled by Yan Klukowski, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Musselwhite takes the direct free kick.

5:14

Scott Brown takes a shot. Save by Sam Russell.

3:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jon Challinor by Yan Klukowski. Adriano Moke takes the direct free kick.

1:06 Booking

Booking Caution for Scott Brown.

0:40

Unfair challenge on Chris Stokes by Scott Brown results in a free kick. Chris Stokes restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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