Tranmere boss Ronnie Moore admitted he had forgotten what it felt like to win after they saw off Crewe 1-0.
Matthew Pennington scored the only goal of the game to end a drought which saw Rovers' last victory coming on the road at Shrewsbury on Boxing Day.
"The win was massive for us. Sometimes it is difficult to remember what it feels like to win games," said Moore. "It was hard but we were the better team in the first half and they had more of the play in the second.
"We defended well and put our bodies in the right places at the right time and it was a good all-round team performance. We knew it was going to be tough but when we got the goal we hoped we could go on and get another.
"Our goalkeeper hasn't had to make too many saves and Matthew Pennington has scored a fantastic header. The quality of the cross from Jason Koumas was great and it was nice to see the ball go in the back of the net that's for sure.
"Apart from the game at Peterborough, we have had some good results in recent weeks and hopefully we can build on those and get some momentum going. We never looked in much danger of conceding even though Crewe came back at us."