BREDA, March 4 (Eredivisie) - NAC Breda did just enough to see off the challenge of basement side RBC Roosendaal in a tense encounter at the Fujifilm Stadion.
An own goal from Akram Roumani and a second half strike by Arne Slot secured three invaluable points for the home side in their ongoing battle to stay in the Dutch top flight.
Bjorn Daelemans hit a consolation for RBC just before the hour mark, but it was not enough to spark a fightback for a side seemingly doomed to relegation.
NAC enjoyed a dominant first half but their possession garnered just a brace of goalscoring opportunities in the opening half-hour.
Slot spurned a decent chance after five minutes, while Johan Vonlanthen saw a shot from the edge of the area comfortably saved by RBC keeper Mark Volders 11 minutes later.
Into the 31st minute, Leonardo broke through the Eredivisie's most fragile defence to fire in a shot from 12 yards that was again dealt with by the visiting keeper.
RBC, who last week finally picked up their first win of what has been a nightmare season, eventually mounted their first attack of the game in the 34th minute, Henk Vos clearing the NAC defence only to slam the ball against the bar when one-on-one with keeper Davy Schollen.
Any spark of hope that RBC may have enjoyed following Vos's near-miss was extinguished two minutes later when Roumani put through his own net after good work on the wing by Slot.
The home side should have extended their advantage before the break, but Vonlanthen and Tamas Peto were wasteful with their chances.
The second half proved a livelier encounter, with both teams getting the ball on the deck and playing some nice football.
And it took just two minutes of the second period for Slot to extend NAC's lead, firing past the keeper after nice approach play by Leonardo.
Daelemans hit back for RBC after 58 minutes, the home defence again exposed as the midfielder made no mistake when one-on-one with Schollen.
The two teams then traded blows right up to the final whistle with neither able to find the back of the opposition's net.
RBC's last chance to grab a point came in the the 71st minute, Edgar Marcelino sending in an effort from 20 yards that flew narrowly over the Schollen's crossbar.