STAFFORD Rangers ended their six-game winless league run but made hard work of seeing off rock bottom visitors Eastwood Town.
For most part it was Rangers in the ascendancy and Sean Kinsella saw an early drive parried by Eastwood keeper Richard Stainsby.
The visiting keeper then blocked to thwart Fabrice Kasiama, who was put clear by Rangers' captain-for-the-day Christian Dacres.
Towards the break Eastwood, who had conceded 100 league goals going into the match, finally created a chance and home keeper Ben Garratt parried at the expense of a corner to deny Town striker Sam Winch. Mitch Hanson then fired over for the visitors.
It was virtually all Rangers in the second half and Jon Sheldon and top scorer Danny Quinn (twice) were denied, before the home side finally broke the deadlock.
That was on 57 minutes when Chris Flynn floated in a free kick and the ball fell to James Bolton, who made no mistake from close range.
Rangers went close again when midfielder Michael Carr drilled in a shot from 20 yards but saw his effort drift wide.
With five minutes remaining, Rangers grabbed a vital second goal when a corner from Sheldon was headed home by Dacres
This was the first of back to back league home fixtures for Rangers who entertain Whitby Town on Saturday (March 23) 3pm.