Stevenage manager Graham Westley paid tribute to his side's performance after they secured their first three points in the Football League with a 1-0 win over Lincoln.
Chris Holroyd's 40th-minute strike proved the difference between the two sides as Borough triumphed in a hotly-contested encounter at Sincil Bank.
And Westley was delighted with the performance, insisting a victory on the road was long overdue.
"All credit to the players for working very, very hard at their game," he said. "We have put in terrific performances at Bradford and Cheltenham without getting a result. This win has been a long time coming and it was nice to get three points on the road.
"I thought the back four worked very hard but the whole team did well. Lincoln were always going to threaten us but they kept coming at us and we defended well. There were some fabulous blocks.
"We've now got to build on what we've been doing. The win will give everyone a bit of confidence but we have to keep on getting better and better."