Walsall boss Dean Smith paid tribute to his players after they recorded a 1-0 opening-day win over Leyton Orient.
Adam Chambers showed his former employers what they are missing as his 30-yard scorcher gave the Saddlers maximum points.
The midfielder, who was making his debut for Walsall after being released from Orient in the summer, superbly powered in from distance to stick the knife in Russell Slade and his side, who could not muster a response.
"It was a really pleasing start to the season," said Smith.
"I thought that we were excellent in the first half; our game plan worked well and the lads put in a great effort.
"We were disciplined, patient, decent on the ball and Adam Chambers' goal topped things off nicely."