Worksop Town boss Ryan Hindley praised his side after they recovered from losing an early goal to defeat Hemsworth Miners’ Welfare 3-1.
Micah Bishop levelled in the 67th minute before two goals in four minutes earned three Northern Counties East League Premier Division points.
Substitute Jordan Turner gave Worksop the lead 15 minutes from time before Alec Denton converted a penalty.
Hindley was pleased with sides second-half comeback after conceding after just four minutes on a rainy afternoon at Sandy Lane.
“I can’t put my finger on why we started like we did,” said the manager. “These things happen and if we hadn’t have gone out and put that second half performance in then they would still be locked in there now.
“The first half was not a side that I put out and maybe we just weren’t at the races because he looked a bit leggy.
“We got them in at half-time and said a few words.
“I gave them ten minutes and then I changed it — and it has worked wonders.”
Hindley said substitutions changed the flow of the game.
Turner came on to score while Matty Thompson shored up the midfield.
Hindley said: “The boys that came on have changed the game and that’s what they’re there to do,
“I thought in midfield we were getting overrun so I brought on Thompson and we dropped Varley to centre-half.
“He was outstanding, I thought all our back four were good today.
“I’ll focus more on the negatives and that first half particularly because the second half is more what I expect from a Worksop side.”
Matthew Varley, signed from Spalding United on Thursday, started the game in central midfield but was moved into the back four for the last half hour.
Hindley added: “I’m delighted with his second half performance and his throws were phenomenal.
“We know how good he was and we now know his best position.”