Yeovil boss Terry Skiverton could scarcely hide his delight after his side boosted their fight with relegation in a 3-2 victory at Exeter.
Jamie Cureton put Exeter ahead but Sam Williams nodded an equaliser before Cureton put the Grecians back in front in first-half injury-time.
Yet Dean Bowditch headed home in the second half and then produced a close-range finish after 64 minutes to seal victory.
Skiverton said: "I am very pleased. We had to hang on in there at the end because they had two or three good chances and we rode our luck a little bit.
"Stephen Henderson made some good saves and we made some good blocks. All round, it was a good local derby.
"Both sets of supporters will be pleased with a good game, there were lots of goals and it was not a bore off with two teams knocking it long. Both teams tried to play at the right times and it was a good advert for League One football."