Andrew Wilson felt the Corby Town fans saw “two sides” of their team as they claimed a welcome home success over Truro City at Steel Park.
The Steelmen moved up to a season-high position of eighth in the Calor League Premier Division as they sealed a 3-2 victory thanks to a double from Aman Verma and a Greg Mills penalty.
But that didn’t quite tell the full story as the spot-kick, which opened the scoring just past the half-hour mark, also saw Truro defender Arran Pugh red-carded for a professional foul on new Corby signing Claudiu Hoban.
And, despite Verma making it 2-0 almost immediately, the Steelmen were forced to hang on during the second half as the 10-man visitors pulled two goals back to make things a lot more trickier than they should have been.
And joint-manager Wilson said: “We are really happy with the three points and that is what football is all about, it’s about the result at the end of the day.
“I think we showed everybody two sides to our nature. We were very good at times and I thought the second goal we scored was fantastic.
“I don’t think I have seen a better team goal with the way that we played from shielding the ball on one side, to playing it back through the midfield, back to the goalkeeper and out the other way.
“Then there was a great ball in to Tommy (Wright) who has flicked it in behind for Claudiu who then had the awareness to play a square ball instead of shooting to make it an easy goal.
“At times we were fantastic but I am very frustrated that we switch off. The lads know about it, they know we are disappointed.
“It is frustrating that we allowed them (Truro) something to always cling on to.
“That made them a bit of a threat against us for the whole of the season half. It is a brilliant three points but I am frustrated.”
Wilson, meanwhile, insists he and fellow boss Wright will continued to what they think is “right and in the best interests of Corby Town” after further transfer movement in the build-up to the win.
Midfielder Nathan Rooney was released with Hoban arriving on a dual registration from Histon while it was later revealed that Stuart Hendrie was being sent out on loan, a decision that sparked much debate amongst Corby fans.
Wilson moved to address that issue and said: “We have the group where we need to be.
“We have made a couple of changes that some people will disagree with and they have every right to. It’s all about opinions.
“But Tommy and I will do whatever we think is right and in the best interests of Corby Town. I am sure we will make mistakes and I am sure we will make massive positive calls.
“It will all come out in the wash at the end of the season if we manage to achieve the success we want to achieve.”
The Steelmen return to action when they make the short trip to struggling Bedford Town on Tuesday night.