Harrogate Town manager Simon Weaver praised his players after their 5-0 win at Corby made sure of their survival in Blue Square Bet North.
Second-half goals from Paul Bolland, Tom Platt, Jonny Allan and two from Richard Pell moved Harrogate up to 15th in the table.
Weaver told BBC Radio York: "It's been a tense week but when it mattered most we've come through.
"We're six games unbeaten but today was a pretty dramatic win."
He added: "I thought the display was full of courage and passion.
"I thought the lads represented the club and restored some pride.
"With this group of players, they're the strongest group I've worked with as a manager and they deserve it.
"It was all their doing. I thought they were superb and they set their stall out early on.
"Hopefully today's result can kick start us and it can be the start of something rather than the end of the season."