Colchester United boss Joe Dunne said the result was all that mattered after his side secured a 4-2 win at Carlisle United.
A first-half brace from Sanchez Watt, along with Marcus Bean's header and Max Ehmer's own goal in the second half, completed back-to-back wins for the U's following their victory at Brunton Park.
Dunne said: “The result was important – how we got it was by the by.
“We’ve played better and lost but we spoke about it being a roll your sleeves up, backs to the wall kind of game for us.
“It was a really professional performance and we had to soak up a lot of pressure.
“Carlisle will feel aggrieved but we hit them with sucker punches and we’ve come away from home and scored four goals so we deserve a lot of credit.
“We weren’t at our best and at 4-1, I was shouting because I wanted a intensity and I didn’t want us to drop off, thinking that we’d won the game.
“That’s an area I want to improve with my players and it was very disappointing to concede a second.
“However, great credit to the team because we’ve come a long way and it keeps the run going.”
For five pages of coverage on the U's win at Carlisle, see Monday's Gazette.