Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, Bolton Wanderers 1.
Eoin Doyle's 16th goal of the season catapulted Bolton above League Two promotion rivals Forest Green in a 1-0 win that stretched their unbeaten run to 13 games.
Hosts Rovers suffered a body blow inside two minutes when top scorer Jamille Matt was stretchered off with a suspected broken arm after colliding with MJ Williams.
However, Mark Cooper's side produced the first shot in anger on 19 minutes - Kane Wilson drove into the box to induce a gloved response from Matt Gilks.
In a tepid game, chances were at a premium, but Wanderers broke the deadlock on 39 minutes.
Nathan Delfouneso beat Baily Cargill down the right to arrow a pin-point cross onto the boot of Doyle, who volleyed home with ease.
Bolton had an unanswered second-half penalty claim when Oladapo Afolayan went to ground following a tangle with Udoka Godwin-Malife.
But Ian Evatt's side comfortably saw the game out to make it 35 points out of a possible last 39 to go fourth, above Rovers, who dropped out of the top three for the first time since January.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 17BaileySubstituted forYoungat 57'minutes
- 12AllenSubstituted forGodwin-Malifeat 66'minutes
- 10CollinsBooked at 76mins
- 14MattSubstituted forDavisonat 7'minutes
- 5Almeida Santos
- 7DelfounesoSubstituted forIsgroveat 79'minutes
- 25ThomasonSubstituted forTutteat 85'minutes
- 30AfolayanSubstituted forGnahouaat 79'minutes
- 9DoyleSubstituted forMillerat 85'minutes
- David Rock
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, Bolton Wanderers 1.
Foul by MJ Williams (Bolton Wanderers).
Kane Wilson (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Arthur Gnahoua (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Kane Wilson (Forest Green Rovers).
Foul by Arthur Gnahoua (Bolton Wanderers).
Aaron Collins (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Ricardo Santos.
Foul by Declan John (Bolton Wanderers).
Josh Davison (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Kieran Lee (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Dominic Bernard (Forest Green Rovers).
Attempt missed. Baily Cargill (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Aaron Collins with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by MJ Williams.
Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Kane Wilson.
Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Andrew Tutte replaces George Thomason.
Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Shaun Miller replaces Eoin Doyle.
Foul by George Thomason (Bolton Wanderers).
Kane Wilson (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.