The Lockmen were made to pay for a lack of finishing power as they should have comfortably beaten their top five visitors from Ellesmere.
Rangers started well with a flurry, but it took until the 16th minute before Adam Jones fired at Ryan Lewis.The home side then started playing and Chadd Birch was denied by Rangers keeper Dameon Stevens before Remie Birch and Hark Habbershaw both had shots kicked off the line in a goalmouth scramble before Habbershaw and Chadd Birch saw a similar fate. Habbershaw then headed a brilliant chance wide before Clayton Peddie produced two superb tackles to deny goal scoring opportunities. Stevens almost blotted his copybook when a Cavan Ellis shot almost went through him before Habbershaw opened the scoring on 41 minutes when a booming Lewis kick was flicked on and Habbershaw pounced to rifle into the corner. There was still time for Stevens to produce a fine one-handed save to deny Liam Wilkinson.
The visitors got a fortunate leveler on 59 minutes when Rangers sub Jamie Haynes fired goal wards, Lewis had it easily covered until it appeared to hit Jones, and the deflection left the keeper wrong footed. Ellesmere were looking dangerous on the break, particularly down the right but a succession of poor crosses and headed clearances kept them out. However, Chadd Birch was working tirelessly and Stevens did well to deny him on 75 minutes before with eight minutes left he set up a fine goal. Taking a through ball in his side he powered forward before finding sub Corey Pearce who took a couple of strides before firing home comprehensively. The visitors had a good shout for a penalty and had to defend well to deny Chadd Birch and Wilkinson late on before Connor Hughes was left unmarked on 88 minutes and he headed home from a cross.