Danny Wilson praised his Swindon side for overcoming a 'potential banana skin' after they overcame Carlisle 2-0.
Goals from strikers Billy Paynter and Charlie Austin earned the Robins another three points in their pursuit of a play-off place.
"We always look at these games as potential banana skins and we never underestimate teams wherever they are in the league,'' said Wilson.
"But as the game went on we were in command of it and even though they had a couple of counter-attacks we were worthy of the win. I don't think we were ever in much trouble at all and I was happy with the performance."
He added: "It was not as fluid as many performances but it was nice and professional. We looked commanding, especially in the second half. We were relaxed, assured and full of confidence which is all you can ask for from the players.
"Carlisle have got quality players and to shut them out you've got to work very hard and we did that. David (Lucas) has only made two saves in the game and overall we minimised their chances.''
Wilson reserved special praise for full-back Alan Sheehan.
"Alan picks a pass, he's assured on the ball and that gives us confidence,'' he said.
"It was a terrific delivery from him for the second goal and that's the bit of quality you look for, otherwise you just huff and puff without creating much.''
Cumbrians boss Greg Abbott said: "I'm disappointed with this result. We started well and played some good football but we gave away a soft goal after half an hour.
"We allowed the centre-half to run forward and play the centre-forward in and we didn't track the striker.
"Swindon are a good side but the goal changed the shape of the game and we were then on the back foot and struggled after they scored. We were ragged and got pulled about. The goal gave Swindon a real lift but we have to be bigger and braver, we've had a good talk about it and I shall expect a good response.''
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