AFTER seeking a win for the first three months of the season, two have come along at once for Weaverham.
The second successive victory was a result of a tremendous battling display against a talented Golborne outfit on Saturday.
Weaverham also performed heroically, with some excellent scrambling defence.
They started the game at a hectic pace and were unlucky not to score early on, with Mike Brown dictating the game at stand-off. Andy Butler, back in his preferred loose forward role, produced a man-of-the-match performance with some bone-crunching tackling and gained ground every time he took the ball.
Indeed, Butler set up the first try with a defence-splitting run to allow teen sensation Jon Sweeney to carry over three defenders to score in the corner. Skipper Butler then burst over after a huge run from prop Ken Buckley - it took six Parkside players to halt his progress.
Paddy Pepper then came off the bench and was involved straight away, with his typical robust running and strong tackling, to stop Parkside's forwards dead in their tracks.
However, Rangers allowed Parkside to pull a try back just before half time and looked tired for a spell.
The pressure told in the end, as Weaverham's defence lost concentration and the home winger scored under the posts to put the home team in front for the first time in the game.
Andy Wood then stepped forward with some terrific running and made 50 yards to allow player-coach Roger Pickering the room he needed to crash over and give, deservedly, the lead back to Rangers.
Mike Brown came back on after treatment for an injury to take control of the game again and set Andy Wood free. He handed on to Simon Clarke, who was pulled up just short of the line. However, the home defence was in disarray and Pickering scored his second try.
Quick-thinking Steve Lowe spotted the slightest of gaps and danced through Park-side's defence to crash over. He then goaled, giving Rangers breathing space at last.