Scarborough Athletic boss Rudy Funk was delighted with his battling players after the 2-1 Evo-Stik South win at Rainworth.
Boro showed grit aplenty as they ground out a vital three points on the road in Nottinghamshire.
“It was a hard-fought win against a big and organised Rainworth side,” said Funk.
“This was a game where if you won the challenges and the 50-50s then you went on to take the three points - we did exactly that.
“It was a great performance across the whole park.
“The back-line were fantastic. Andy Milne made a mistake early on, but then he bounced back superbly with a great performance.
“Jimmy Beadle and Ryan Blott were outstanding up front after the injury to Gary Bradshaw, while the midfield worked their socks off.
“We were also treated to a few flashes of what Jack Barlow can do when he came onto the field as a sub.”
One blow from the game was the injury to Bradshaw, who limped off in the first period.
Funk added: “Gary felt a pull in his hamstring, but he signalled to us straight away so we could take him off.
“Hopefully it won’t be too bad. He will spend a bit of time on the physio’s table and after that we are hoping that he will be back sooner rather than later.”
Boro face up to fellow play-off hopefuls Mickleover on Tuesday night in a hefty fixture for the club.
Funk isn’t too bothered about his side’s opponents, he is more focused in the standings in the Evo-Stik South table.
“I’m not that bothered about Mickleover, I’m more interested in getting away from sixth place in the table,” he said. “Sixth may be one of my favourite numbers, but I want to move up to fifth, that is all I’m bothered about.”