Wrexham manager Brian Little admitted his side were lucky to win Sunday's crucial derby clash at Chester City 2-0.
The Red Dragons remain rooted to the foot of the League Two table despite securing their seventh win of the season, but are now only three points away from safety and have up to three games in hand on most of their relegation rivals.
"We rode our luck at times and made more mistakes than I cared for, but we also showed a tremendous battling spirit that made sure we came out of this game with the three points," Little told the club's official website.
"We didn't play overly well and were our own worst enemies, making little mistakes in areas where we should have been tighter.
"The result is fantastic because, by not playing on Saturday, you know the position from the day before, which puts a different slant on the game.
"That can mean more pressure to win or, as yesterday, when most of our rivals didn't get a result, then you have an opportunity to get back at them.
"It's another step in the right direction. We're now down to one point off the team above us, but we still have a lot of catching up to do."