Tom Anderson hailed the determination of Rovers to dig in for the victory in difficult conditions at Tranmere Rovers.
Goals from Harrison Biggins and Mo Faal capped a strong opening hour from Rovers at a rain-battered Prenton Park.
But hosts Tranmere produced a late rally after Connor Jennings pulled a goal back with Rovers defending superbly when their backs were against the wall.
“The first half was really good,” Anderson said. “We dictated the game and got into some really good positions without having that ruthless edge.
“The second half, they came out and it’s always a difficult place to come Prenton Park, but we stuck with it, dug in and got the result - a fantastic result.
“We played some good football in the first half and the second half, we had to dig deep, we had to fight and battle to get the result and that’s what we did.”
Rainfall was relentless throughout the evening as Storm Babet battered the country but Anderson admitted to relishing the conditions.
“It was beautiful,” he said. “These are the nights I love.
“You have to come to places like this and dig deep at times. That’s what football is.
“We did that together and work hard after playing some good stuff in the first half.
“Confidence over the last few weeks has grown. Now we’re putting results and performances together, which is really pleasing.”