Shrewsbury Town boss Graham Turner was all smiles after his promotion-chasing side beat his former club Hereford 2-0 at Edgar Street.
Turner, who was in charge at Hereford for 15 years, admitted his side were not at their best but insisted that three points were all that mattered as they moved back up to third in the table.
"We could have played better but the end result was the most important thing for us,'' said Turner.
"The lads had to work very hard for it - there was a little period in the first half before we scored when I thought Hereford were getting on top.
"But we weathered that and the game really turned our way after the first goal."
Hereford remain in a relegation dogfight and boss Jamie Pitman felt his side gifted the Shrews victory.
"Their two goals were poor from our point of view but it was a tighter game than the scoreline reflects,'' said Pitman. "But we have to give Shrewsbury some credit, they have come here and set about us but they did show us some respect.
"They're third in the league and don't concede goals and are a force to be reckoned with, while we're fifth or sixth from bottom.
"What we have to do is try our hardest to try and get something out of the game. We had our moments but unfortunately the two goals were poor from our point of view.
"We've been under pressure all season and we go into the last three games under pressure again. What we have to do now is regroup after a hard game and go and work hard at Morecambe on Monday."
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