Horsham player-manager Gary Charman admitted it was nice to get that winning feeling back as his side found their finishing touch again this week.
Goals from Ross Morley, Junior Kaffo, debutant Troy Williams and an own hauled the Hornets out of the relegation places with a 4-0 win over Hythe on Tuesday.
Charman, who had bemoaned his side’s form in front of goal for costing them in an indifferent start to their campaign, was delighted with the improvement.
He said: “The difference is we took our chances. Apart from the Redhill game, we have been playing like that week in week out, but today (Tuesday) we took our chances.
“We could have even scored three, four or five more, but today we really wanted it and although they worked hard, there was only one footballing side in it. You have to take your chances when they come along, today (Tuesday), thank heavens we did take them.
“It was nice to enjoy the last 15 minutes of a football match and respect to the players as I said to them it was our biggest game of the season so far and they went out there and gave everything they had I said I needed 11 stars today (Tuesday) and I got that from them.
“We suffered two injuries in the first half and had to rejig the squad, so my management team, Ian Varley and Mark Hawthorne, big thanks to them.
“I still have a lot of players out – Billy Joe-King (ill), Max Miller (injured), Jamie Cade and Lewis Hamilton (both work) are all to come back in, so to get a result like that with those four missing is fantastic.
“I didn’t have a doubt that we would be ok and I knew this game would come along, but it probably took three or four more games than I thought it would.”