Worksop Town manager Ryan Hindley praised the character of his side after they grabbed a late winner in windy conditions to defeat lowly Parkgate 2-1.
Substitute Alec Denton’s fierce winner took the Tigers up to sixth in the Premier Division of the Northern Counties East League.
Jordan Turner had given the home side a 51st minute lead and later hit the post as the Tigers wasted several chances.
They looked to have been punished when Josh Moore equalised for the visitors in the 80th minute, but five minutes later Denton struck.
Hindley said: ‘I think if we had scored in the first half we would have gone on to win more comfortably, so credit to Parkgate for staying in the game.
“The weather was the same for both sides so no excuses there from me, we just needed to take our chances and I believe it the scoreline could have read a lot differently.
“The lads have done really well. People expected us to win and we had to deal with that expectancy. The biggest plus for me is the three points in what was a very difficult day.
“Other teams would have slipped up today but we have got those elusive three points and that’s all that matters.”
The Tigers face Hall Road Rangers next Saturday and Hindley admits it will be another big test for his side.
“We move on now to training Tuesday and Thursday to gear up for our opponents next Saturday. It will be a difficult one for us - they got a point at Pickering today proving they are a very good side.
“They like to press you quite high and win set pieces, so we will have to be big and strong again when we face those guys.”