Brighton boss Russell Slade admitted the Seagulls still have "a mountain to climb" to beat the drop despite their 5-0 thrashing of his former club Yeovil.
Slade's first victory since replacing Micky Adams leaves Albion three points from safety with a game in hand and Slade insists they must build on their demolition of the Glovers.
He said: "We've still got a lot to do. We've still got a mountain to climb but it gives us a base.
"There are 11 games left so a lot of work remains but we are getting better."
Dean Cox and skipper Nicky Forster both scored twice and Glenn Murray was on target from the penalty spot to give Brighton only their second home win in the last four-and-a-half months in League One.
Slade added: "It was a pity that the big win is not worth more than three points to us. It's important we keep the back door shut and defensively we were uncertain in the last 10 minutes.
"I wasn't happy with that period of the match."
Yeovil assistant manager Nathan Jones was left devastated by his side's heavy defeat.
The Glovers have lost their last five away games without scoring a goal and have not won in seven matches since Slade's departure.
Jones said: "This is, by a mile, the lowest I've been in football. I'm so disappointed that I feel someone has ripped my heart out. But I'll come through it stronger and so will (player-manager) Terry Skiverton. He is a fighter and so am I."
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