Darrell Clarke described the dramatic end to his first game as Bristol Rovers boss as a 'fantastic moment'.
Kaid Mohamed netted the game's only goal with an injury-time header which left Morecambe feeling like they had been mugged.
Clarke, who took charge following John Ward's move up to become director of football, could hardly have expected such a buzz at the end.
"It was a fantastic moment," said the 36-year-old manager. "I had some great times when I was in charge of Salisbury City, but nothing to match that.
"I am over the moon at the moment. But we will keep feet on the ground because we know we can play a lot better.
"It was an anxious performance in many ways. As time went on the supporters became more tense and it spread onto the pitch
"But I have to give the lads great credit for keeping going to the end. Now we turn our attention to a tough game at Bury on Tuesday and the league position is still not comfortable."