Alfreton Town boss Nicky Law was full of admiration for his side after the win over fellow Blue Square Bet Premier strugglers Newport County.
The Reds trailed to a fourth-minute strike but hit back to triumph 3-2 thanks to a late goal.
Law said: "Over the last few weeks we have shown a lot of character and shown a lot of spirit to come from behind.
"We have possibly played better and lost over the same timespan but we needed the win and got it."
Alfreton remain second from bottom in the table but they have won their last two home games and drew the one before that.
The Reds are next in action on Saturday when they host Southport in the FA Trophy first round.