Neil Aspin said he was delighted after his FC Halifax Town side earned a hard-fought 1-0 win at Workington.
Gareth Seddon’s third-minute header was enough to win the game for The Shaymen.
The Town boss said his team had to fight for the victory but was pleased with their defensive display as they recorded their eighth clean sheet in eleven games.
He said: “I’m delighted with the result as it’s not the easiest of places to come.
“We had a perfect start and looked like we’d get more goals after the first ten minutes.
“We spent a lot of time after that on the back foot but we were very sound defensively and restricted them to very little.
“Again, it was a battling performance and these are the ones you take a great deal of satisfaction from.”
Dan Gardner and debutant Danny Glover both came close to adding a second goal for Town in the second-half, and Aspin said his side probably should have made the result safe after the interval by doubling their lead.
He said: “To be fair to Workington, they had to gamble and push men forward to try and get back in the game, and that leaves space in behind.
“We really should have done better from that. We got into some good positions but the final ball was poor.
“A couple of times we took a shot where we should have squared the ball.”
Glover replaced Alex Titchiner at half-time and showed some neat touches in his first outing in a Town shirt.
Aspin was pleased with his introduction and says the dead leg suffered by Gareth Seddon, which looks set to keep him out for a week, will give Glover a chance to stake his claim for a start.
He added: “He showed he’s got a nice football brain, he showed some nice touches in possession. He’s played at a good level and did a good job for Nuneaton last year.
“It’s difficult to bring in strikers at this stage of the season so to get one who’s played at this level and with his experience, I’m delighted to get him.
“Some of his link-up play was good and he showed he can control the ball and pass it.
“There’s an opportunity for him now with Gareth Seddon’s injury and for Alex Johnson as well.”