Aaron Webster sung the praise of his Belper Town side after a much needed 3-0 victory over Kidsgrove Atheltic on Tuesday night.
Leandro Browne began to the victory with a cool finish inside the opening 20 minutes.
This was shortly followed by a bolt from the blue strike by Dylan Garnett to sink the home side.
The tie was wrapped up seven minutes from time as substitute Sam Birks tapped in from virtually on the goal line.
Aside from the goals, it was the nature of the victory that most pleased Webster.
“As a team and as a collective that’s, for me as a manager, is what I’m aspiring to do on a more consistent basis,” he said.
“Now they’ve set the bar for what they can with and without the ball, we’ve got to somehow figure out how to keep the level of that performance that high.”
Despite not playing since the 24th of February due to the unplayable pitches, Belper looked as alert as they’ve been all season.
In fact, Webster suggested the break was a blessing for his side.
He added: “You couldn’t tell that but looking at the performance you might say it helped us as well.
“We’ve had a couple of training sessions since the Carlton game, trying to get smiles back on peoples faces.”
Clean sheets have been a rarity this term for the Nailers, but that accompanied with a trio of goals was more than satisfactory for the manager.
“Tonight they played with a freedom to express themselves,” he said. “We weren’t static upfront which is sometimes a problem for us. Every time we got the ball forward it looked like we could cause a bit of damage.
“We had a few difficult situations, but I thought as a team we stood up very well to what they threw at us.”
After a first win in four games, Webster hopes their most recent triumph can be a platform for a string of results to finish the season on a high.
He said: “From performances and results like that you’ve only got to take confidence and belief from it.
“If we don’t take that into Saturday and we’re not happy and not smiling and don’t believe in each other, this win tonight is a bit of a waste.”
Belper travel to Spalding on Saturday aiming to for another positive display.