Craig McAllister hailed the character Gosport Borough displayed in their victory over Poole Town.
The Privett Park outfit delivered a 3-2 Southern League premier division south win against the Dolphins last night, ending their six-match losing streak.
Borough stormed into a 2-0 lead at half-time, with Pat Suraci and Harry Medway on target.
Poole responded superbly, though, and we back level within nine minutes of the second period.
However, Gosport pushed for a winner got their reward when super-sub Matt Tubbs netted in the 76th minute.
McAllister insists his side deserved all three points against the Dolphins.
He hopes Borough can use the victory as a springboard to getting their season back on track.
The manager said: ‘This was a big win for us and one we thoroughly deserved.
‘The lads were great and the belief was there.
‘We made hard work of it by conceding two quick goals after half-time and it was important to keep our chin up.
‘But we were playing with confidence and I honestly believed we would go and score again.
‘The players can take full credit for the character they have shown.
‘We want to do well for this football club and hopefully the fans saw that.
‘There was a lot of hard work and effort put in by the players.
‘In the end, we got what we deserved which was all three points.’