Grant McCann felt the dramatic win at Forest Green Rovers had been earned by Rovers over the space of a month as they secured a first league triumph of the campaign.
Ben Close’s cross sailed into the top corner on 96 minutes to see McCann’s side shake off Forest Green’s late equaliser and finally get off the mark for the campaign.
Having performed well in recent weeks, McCann felt his players had earned the long awaited victory.
“I thought it was just rewards for the last four or five performances,” McCann said. “There was a real togetherness from the boys to put their bodies on the line, getting in front of crosses and shots.
“And things went our way a bit as well, a couple of times when they hit the post and bar.
“I thought we controlled the first half and we were good and it was a good goal from Biggo to put us one up. The second half, we petered out a little.
“We had some tremendous saves from Louis Jones. A couple in the first half and the one right at the end was sensational reflex save.
“To come back after conceding the equaliser and getting the winner felt really good.
“I said to the lads when we left the hotel this is the sixth Saturday we’ve had since we started and we’ve not tasted that winning feeling, which is depressing when you have to go home without it.
“I’m hoping the lads can enjoy that because they’ve earned it.”
To watch McCann’s full post-match press briefing, click play on the video above.