Micky Adams declared him satisfied with Port Vale's start after they rode their luck in a 1-1 draw with Brentford.
Brentford's quality on the ball caused Vale problems early on and Adam Forshaw squandered an excellent opportunity before the visitors took a 26th-minute lead.
The goal was a cracker from right-back Shaleum Logan, who cut inside Dan Jones and unleashed an unstoppable left-foot shot from 25 yards which flew into the top corner of Chris Neal's net.
However, determined Vale were only behind for five minutes as skipper Doug Loft netted after his initial effort was blocked by Logan following Gavin Tomlin's right-wing cross.
Adams said: "I'm pleased to get our first point on the board. I've got everything out of the day I wanted to and we've competed well against a very good team.
"Brentford showed their quality, particularly in the second half, but we hung in there, dug deep and I'm happy with how the boys acquitted themselves.
"They had a game plan and we worked hard to stifle them. We were sloppy and nervous early on and I was disappointed with the way we conceded the goal, but we showed character and came back well.
"We put enough crosses into their box without creating many clear-cut chances and, of course, we've still got areas we can work on.
"There were some good individual performances, but I would prefer to talk about the team. They've all put in a massive amount of effort and we've got a good point."