Alfreton Town boss Nicky Law says the victory over Stockport County has set the standard for the next two months.
The Reds are now four points clear of the Blue Square Bet Premier relegation zone after Tuesday's thumping 6-1 win.
"The players have now set the benchmark for the rest of the season," Law told BBC Radio Derby.
"If we had played like that for the best part of the season, we wouldn't be in the problem situation we are in. It was a great performance."
Law was furious with his side's performance in the 4-0 defeat against league leaders Fleetwood Town.
But he has been delighted with the response in the following two matches.
"We really upped our game against Telford last Saturday but couldn't put the ball in the net," said Law.
"Against Stockport, without being disrespectful, it could have been double figures. It all came together. It was a near perfect performance.
"Before last Saturday's game [home to Telford] we asked for a marked improvement from the Fleetwood game.
"We got it and we were by far the best team and the only thing missing was goals."