Graham Alexander was delighted with his side's fightback as Fleetwood came from behind to see off Dagenham 2-1.
The Daggers took the lead after just five minutes when Shaun Beeley was adjudged to have handled inside the penalty area, Medy Elito converting the resulting spot-kick.
But Town levelled just a minute later - Junior Brown may have intended his ball from the right channel as a cross, instead it crept in at the back post.
Winger Gareth Evans then completed the turnaround early in the second half when he cut in from the left and fired home an unstoppable 20-yard shot.
It was a response which delighted Fleetwood boss Alexander. He said: "I though the lads deserved it.
"We went behind to an early penalty, from a breakaway we didn't defend properly. The response from the lads was great.
"We talked about the need to fight back and that's what we did. We responded in the right way."
The home victory comes after back-to-back defeats at Plymouth and Barnet respectively which had piled pressure on the rookie boss and his play-off chasing team.
Alexander said: "The win was important because we've taken a few punches over the last few weeks.
"This game was about doing things and not just talking about them. The lads showed they care about the team and their careers."