Manager Gary Waddock could not hide his delight after Wycombe comfortably secured a vital three points with a 3-0 win over Rochdale.
A goal in each half from the Chairboys' top scorer Stuart Beavon and a third from captain Dave Winfield helped the home side leapfrog Dale and take a step closer to escaping the relegation zone.
This triumph halted a four-game losing streak and Waddock was adamant his players had done him proud.
"It was a massive game, everyone was building it up that way, you couldn't play it down at all," said Waddock. "But credit to the players, how they went about it, they put in a lot of effort, a lot of determination.
"Sometimes it wasn't pretty because of the conditions, but to get a 3-0 scoreline and a clean sheet is a very, very good afternoon for us.
"The three points was the most pleasing aspect here, without a shadow of a doubt. If it had have been 5-4 and we had won I would have taken that. But to get the three goals and a clean sheet was a bonus."