Yeovil boss Terry Skiverton praised Luke Freeman after the on-loan Arsenal striker came off the bench to score the only goal in the 1-0 win at Rochdale.
The Gunners youngster reacted quickest to fire home after goalkeeper Josh Lillis pushed Owain Tudor Jones' shot on to the post to hand the visitors the points.
Skiverton said: "Luke Freeman came on and changed the game.
"I don't want to take credit for it, but I said to the substitutes before the game that when I watch Premier League games, subs come on and win games, so I told them to be ready and Luke took his chance really well.
"We were resilient at the back and got tight to Rochdale, stopped them getting crosses into the box and when they did get crosses in we defended like lions at the back.
"We really stood up to the testing challenge we knew Rochdale were going to throw at us and I thought we came out worthy winners."