Ben Fairclough believes it was vital for Boston United United to claim all three points against Worcester City on Saturday.
After picking up seven points from their opening three fixtures of the Skrill North campaign, United were humbled 3-0 by North Ferriby on Bank Holiday Monday.
And with that defeat still fresh in the mind, the attacker says that only one reaction was good enough.
“It was a massive win,” he said.
“If we’d have lost, we’d have lost two on the bounce. People would look at that as a poor start.
“So it was important to get three points.”
Victory meant that United now sit on 10 points five games in to the season, bang on track for manager Dennis Greene’s target of a two-points-per-game average for the campaign.
Fairclough was again introduced from the bench on Saturday.
He has featured in all six competitive matches this season, but is yet to be named in the starting XI.
In fact, the last time the ex-Notts County man started a league fixture was in the 2-1 defeat to FC Halifax Town on April 13.
Despite admitting to frustrations, Fairclough will play the waiting game before hoping to prove his point on the pitch.
He told The Standard: “The lads have been doing well. I’ve just got to keep doing what I’m doing.
“Hopefully, when I get my chance I’ll take it. The lads are doing well, so you can’t really complain.”