Crewe boss Steve Davis praised his side for showing belief and refusing to panic as they beat Accrington 2-0.
The deadlock was not broken until the 81st minute when Max Clayton volleyed home for Alex before Luke Murphy wrapped the win up in the closing stages.
Davis feels that despite not being the best performance there were plenty of positives to take from the game and has told his players to focus on getting points first and foremost.
"We didn't play particularly well but we kept going and ground it out. The pleasing thing was the lads kept going and believed they could get that goal," he said. "Belief is very important, even when certain players are struggling.
"We couldn't get any fluency in our play and it was stop-start with the ball in the air a bit. But gradually we got better as the game went on. Sometimes that's the way games go, you've got to wait a long time. The game is played over 90 minutes and I'm glad the goals came late on."
"I've said to the players that the result is more important. Performance comes second, it's how you get that result that is more important."