Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson was delighted with his side's performance after they secured a 2-0 win at Dagenham & Redbridge.
Former Manchester City striker David Ball, making only his third start of the season, scored both goals - netting in the third and eighth minute and the win moves Posh to within three points of the automatic promotion places in League One.
Ferguson said: "It was a good result, the lads did everything I asked to the letter. We knew it would be a tough place to come and they throw bodies into the box. We dealt with it and there wasn't that many problems."
He added: "Early doors Oliver Lee has hit one across the face of the goal but then Bally (David Ball) scored two really good finishes and he has showed what he is all about.
"We have just seen it out in the end with a dogged, professional performance. But overall I have got to be pleased with a clean sheet and a victory. It was one we needed and sets us up lovely for Saturday."
Dagenham assistant manager Terry Harris preferred to focus on the positives rather than the negatives of his side`s display.
Harris said: "The movement for the first goal was class and I'll have a look at the DVD but the second looked a little bit statuesque at the back.
"But we have played against a side who are firing on all cylinders and we have restricted them to very, very little.
"We have to take the positives of that for the position we are in. I thought in the first half we probably had more shots and corners then they did and in the second half we were in the ascendancy without really causing Joe Lewis a problem in goal. Maybe if we had sneaked one it could have been a bit different.
"We have had a hard run and I think we have done ever so well over the last four or five weeks but here wasn't to be. We got off to a bad start with the two goals and the crowd were quiet. But we'll go away and assess it and come back and look forward to Saturday."
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