Tommy Wright was delighted with the response of the Corby Town players as they made it five wins in a row at Steel Park.
Chesham United arrived in Corby in second place after an impressive start to the Calor League Premier Division but the Steelmen bounced back from their midweek defeat at Banbury United in fine style as they secured a 2-1 success.
Paul Malone put them in front in the second half but they looked set to be denied when Daniel Brathwaite headed home an equaliser with four minutes left.
But the Chesham defender then put through his own net just two minutes later as Corby secured another home success.
It was a second win in two games for joint-managers Wright and Andrew Wilson and the former, who again played 90 minutes, described his team’s response after the equaliser as “magnificent”.
“To concede from a set-play with four minutes to go wasn’t exactly ideal,” Wright said.
“But we responded magnificently to be honest. We could have been on the back foot but we took the game to them and we deserved the win.
“They had only been beaten once before this game and they were well organised and always looked a threat.
“But we coped with it well, we were always in the game and we scored at the right times.
“Our first-half performance against Barwell (in the FA Cup last week) is how we want to play but you can’t always play that way and we were really disappointed with the game at Banbury on Tuesday.
“It was a learning curve for me and Stan (Wilson) and also a reality check for the boys. It was a kick up the backside and I think we showed great character to bounce back against Chesham.”
Wright, meanwhile, expects new faces to arrive at Steel Park after a week of ins and outs leading up to the victory over Chesham.
Josh Moreman and Avelino Vieira both left the club on Friday while David Moyo’s loan spell from Northampton Town is now at an end.
Nathan Fox returned to Corby from Kettering Town and played 90 minutes at left-back on Saturday and Wright added: “We have been in talks with some players ever since we were appointed and hopefully there will be some announcements soon.
“We will be stronger in the next week or so and hopefully that will help us move forward.”
The Steelmen return to action next Saturday when they travel to Mickleover Sports in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup.