Micky Mellon could not hide his glee after Tranmere’s stunning comeback against Chester.
Rovers twice came from behind to win 3-2, with James Norwood and Andy Cook scoring in the last ten minutes as they picked up a huge three points.
It lifts them up to second in the National League table ahead of tomorrow’s games, meaning the pressure is firmly on Lincoln to pick up a result at Aldershot.
And Mellon was full of praise for how his side battled back.
“We showed the quality that is needed for a derby,” he said.
“We showed some great composure and came out in the second half and really pinned them in.
“We were finding ways of getting a lot of good quality in the box and when you’ve got Cookie and Norwood, they’re going to do that for us.
“The support we had was wonderful.
“I said to the boys ‘that’s what Friday nights and being on TV is all about, so make sure you keep that in the memory bank.
“To score in the last minute with that kind of following was really special. We really enjoyed it.”
Mellon though had a few harsh words for referee Anthony Coggins.
Chester took the lead from a penalty, but replays show Evan Horwood was outside the area by quite some distance when he was fouled.
The manager chose his words carefully, but clearly was not impressed by the official’s performance.
“It’s a disgraceful decision,” he added.
“It’s difficult for me to see where some of the other decisions from tonight come from too.
“I don’t know where seven minutes injury time comes from? I just can’t work that out.
“So I’m glad it was on the television. Everyone sees what we have to deal with at times.
“But the main thing is to focus on the results and the performance and take home a valuable three points.”
Meanwhile the diagnosis is not good for Lois Maynard, who limped off injured.
The midfielder picked up a hip problem in the build up to Chester’s opening goal.
And it looks like he could be out for some time. “It’s not good again,” he continued.
“We’ll obviously see how it is over the next 24 hours. But he won’t be available immediately again.
“So there’s another important player for us who’s out.”