Watford boss Malky Mackay saluted his young squad's "immense heart" after they claimed a 1-0 victory at Plymouth.
Tom Cleverley's third goal in six matches since signing on-loan from Manchester United extended the Hornets' unbeaten league run to five games.
A jubilant Mackay said: "I am absolutely delighted with the fact we came down here and have come away with three points, a clean sheet and a battling performance."
He added: "Plymouth threw everything at us in the second half and a really young squad showed immense heart, courage, team effort and maturity to actually hold out and create at the other end, which I was absolutely delighted about.
"I thought in the first half an hour we were immense but perhaps should have dominated more with chances."
Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms