On-loan Ebbsfleet defender Jack Saville was delighted to make his debut for the side despite a 1-0 defeat to Woking.
The 21-year-old, who joined on a one-month deal from Barnet last week, had not played for over three months.
He told BBC Radio Kent: "It was lovely to get back on the pitch as there's only so long you can sit on the bench or spend in the stands.
"If you're not getting picked you are getting frustrated, whatever level you play at."
He added: "I think I did alright. First half I thought I did well but in the second half I was tired."
The centre-back signed a new deal at Underhill this summer after making 24 appearances for the Bees last season.
However, he has been restricted to eight outings this season, with the last coming in October, and Barnet head coach Edgar Davids has allowed him to go out on loan.
"I wasn't playing at Barnet," Saville continued.
"Edgar sees me as a midfielder and personally I think I'm a defender. There are a lot of players in midfield who are ahead of me.
"I wanted to try and get my place back over Christmas but it didn't happen. I asked if I could go and get some games somewhere and Ebbsfleet came in."
Saville now hopes he is able to develop his game while playing under Fleet boss Liam Daish.
"My agent knows the manager [Daish] very well and he played my position," he said.
"He feels he can improve me as a player and I can kick on.
"I took the opportunity to get out, play some games and fight for something."