Goalkeeping coach Jim Stannard hailed an all-round team effort from Dagenham & Redbridge after his side overcame Burton.
The Daggers darted into the League Two play-off places thanks to a well-deserved 2-0 victory against Albion at Victoria Park.
Wayne Burnett's men had lost their previous three league and cup fixtures, but three points on Saturday saw them leap-frog their opponents in the table courtesy of goals from Zavon Hines and Luke Howell.
They went ahead after just eight minutes thanks to a hotly-contested penalty. Hines tumbled under Phil Edwards' challenge, though the visiting players claimed contact was minimal.
However, referee David Phillips gave the spot-kick and Hines smashed home his sixth goal of the season.
The Daggers doubled their lead in the 54th minute when Hines' free-kick was clinically headed home from eight yards out by Howell.
Stannard said: "Burton have got a very good away record but our players from one through to 11 were brilliant.
"We got the early penalty and sat back a bit too much after that until half-time, but in the second half we really performed again and in the end I thought we were good value for the win.
"We've got a really hard-working squad here and who knows where we can get to if we carry on this good form.
"We're capable of getting into the automatic promotion places, or maybe the play-offs - that would be a terrific achievement.
"All the staff work tremendously hard behind the scenes, but let's not forget it is still early days of course.
"We're steadily moving up the table and I'm confident that that can continue."