Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law was relieved to see his side beat Barrow 2-1 on Tuesday and finally record their first home Blue Square Bet Premier win.
The Reds trailed but a late James Ellison goal secured the points.
Alfreton, who drew one and lost three of their previous four home games, remain in the relegation zone.
But Law said: "For some unknown reason we have had the shakes at home. Hopefully we can take this confidence into Saturday's game with Ebbsfleet."
Law added: "If I am honest, it was no different to the other games. We missed a shed load of chances again.
"Inside the first 10 minutes we could have had the game won, we could have been 3-0 up, but as long as it isn't, one mistake or one piece of good play from the opposition undoes you.
"But missed chances aside, I am pleased for the players and they deserve credit because after going a goal down, albeit to 10 men, they dug in and stuck at it and got their reward.
"They do try their best and it just hasn't worked out so far for various reasons, but we have just got to keep doing the things we are good at.
"We were formidable [at home] last year, but this time we have been poor and I really don't know the reason."