Notts County manager Craig Short admitted his nerves had been tested after his side secured a 3-2 win over Leyton Orient at Meadow Lane.
The Magpies made sure there was no happy return for former coach Russell Slade, now in charge at Orient, as they scored two goals in seven first-half minutes through Lee Hughes and Craig Westcarr.
And although Ryan Jarvis and Matthew Spring pulled the scores level for the visitors, Hughes netted again 15 minutes from time to make sure of the points.
Short said: "I don't know else the lads are going to throw at me, but we got the win and that's what matters.
"Credit to Leyton Orient, the did very, very well, but I would have taken that before the game."
Blackburn Rovers loanee Alan Judge made his County debut in the second half and Short added: "He gave us a lift when he came on. It's his first taste of action, and we saw from that display that he's got energy."