Corby Town’s 3-2 defeat of Gloucester City has seen them leapfrog Saturday’s opponenets Histon and exit the bottom three of the Blue Square Bet North.
Goals from Ryan Semple, Carl Piergianni and Sam Ives were enough to secure the spoils at Steel Park and move the hosts up to 18th in the table.
And manager Chris Plummer feels it was a result that his charges deserved.
He said: “We didn’t start that well and gave Gloucester the initiative but a few things were said at half-time and we were much better in the second half.
“In the first half our application wasn’t great and we were second to a lot of balls and not winning individual battles.
“But once we started to do that we began to control the game and we were worth the win.”
The Steelmen, having gone a goal behind midway through the first period, went 3-1 ahead and although the visitors halved the deficit late on, they were kept at arm’s length.
And Plummer thinks the ability to kill games off is a trait that needs to be developed.
He added: “We had a couple of chances to put the game to bed but we gave away a sloppy goal which meant we had our backs to the wall for the last few minutes.
“It’s a bit of a learning curve for the lads and we need to learn to secure games when we are in front but that is something we will keep working on.”
A further good thing to come out of last night’s victory is the lift in spirits heading into Saturday’s visit to Histon and Plummer wants that to lead to another strong showing.
He continued: “We know that we need to beat the sides around us and that will be the case at Histon, we’ve gone above them and we have to stay there.
“Sometimes our performances on Saturday’s have been poor after a good one in midweek so that is something to try and rectify and that will be the aim.”
Plummer expects there to be no fitness issues for the weekend for a game that will see Gillingham loanee Jack Evans play his final game for the club.