STAFFORD Rangers made it back-to-back league wins for the first time since the start of the season as they quickly overcame the disappointment of their FA Cup exit with victory at Grantham Town on Saturday, writes DAVID BROOME.

It was as good an away performance as you could hope for against a side who had won their last two home games 6-1 and 7-1 as they prevented their hosts from putting too many passing moves together, hit them on the break and could even have scored more.

The two goals they did score were taken by Jack Sherratt, after a good solo run, and Izak Reid, netting after a goalmouth scramble.

Grantham were left to rue their missed chances, as they were beaten despite dominating possession and chances, and winning two penalties.

The first of those came towards the end of the first half, but Adam Whitehouse kept it out. The second was won and converted by Lee Shaw with five minutes to go, setting up a nervous finish, but Boro held out.

In between those spot-kicks, Neil Kitching was sent to the stands for some words exchanged with the referee, but any personal grievances would surely have been assuaged by the hard-fought win.