Nigel Worthington praised York as they won their first game since the opening day of the season with a 4-2 win over Portsmouth.
The Minstermen made the perfect start with Wes Fletcher scoring the first of his double early on before further goals from Lewis Montrose and Ryan Jarvis sealed the points.
Worthington was also relieved that his side had rediscovered their goalscoring touch in front of goal after going into the game with only two strikes in five home matches in the league.
He said: "I'm delighted with the display and result and it was a good all-round performance from start to finish.
"It was certainly interesting when they got the equaliser but we stayed positive and for the first time this season we had the rub of the green when their goalkeeper dropped one on the line.
"In terms of finishing, the next two goals we scored were just excellent. It was great to score four goals and it was also great for Wes to score as he's just getting back to fitness.
"It's good for his confidence and we're looking to score goals right the way through our team now, including midfield and defence.
"We haven't got our just rewards so far in games but it came right today. I think we were well worth the win overall and let's hope we can just get a nice little run going together now."
Pompey had drawn themselves level eight minutes after the restart through Jed Wallace before conceding three goals in eight minutes to see the game slip from their grasp, meaning John Marquis' late strike was a mere consolation.