Manager John Still admitted there was relief all around the Victoria Road Stadium as Dagenham defeated Wycombe 3-0.
The Daggers prevailed thanks to goals from Dwight Gayle, a coolly-converted spot-kick from Michael Spillane and a late killer blow from Billy Bingham.
Still said: "It's been a really pleasing win, really pleasing. It's been a long wait for the fans but thankfully we've gone and done the business for them now. Hopefully this will send them home happy now with a spring in their step.
"I understand their frustrations, I really do, but the lads have put the effort in this season. I can't fault them for that. Commitment and desire has never been in question.
"It's about building on this result now of course. Can we use it as a platform and ease up that table a little bit?
"We need to. I feel the squad we've got here is too strong to be down there scratching around for points. There's plenty of talent at our club, and it's about channelling that talent into a team that will win more games."