Steve Evans felt Rotherham should have killed off the game much earlier but still found much to cheer from their 2-1 win at Tranmere.
Alex Revell scored a goal in each half to put the Millers comfortably in front at Prenton Park but countless chances went begging for the visitors to off Rovers.
And when substitute Andy Robinson pulled one back for the hosts late on, it was a little nervier than it needed to be.
But after extending their unbeaten run to four games the Millers remain fifth in the table and Evans could breathe a sigh of relief.
"Anything other than three points would have been a travesty," he said.
"We could have scored four or five and really we should have put the game to bed before Tranmere managed to pull one back.
"Prenton Park is a difficult place to come and it was a difficult surface.
"Tranmere were well organised but we stuck to the game plan that we had been working on and it paid off for us.
"We are enjoying playing away from home this season and we are picking up the points from our travels.
"If we do get into the play-offs at the end of the season then I won't care where the points come from because we do get good travelling support.
"The players covered every blade of grass and we were professional and got the result we came for.
"We fully deserved the win and now I am looking to get another against Leyton Orient on Saturday."