Truro City boss Lee Hodges says his side deserved their 3-1 win over Hayes and Yeading in Blue Square Bet South.
Les Afful opened the scoring in the first half, before two in the second from Andy Watkins sealed a first home win in eight games at Treyew Road for the White Tigers.
"For the full 90 minutes we were the deserved victors," Hodges said.
"It was really great in front of the home fans that they got to see us get a win," he told BBC Radio Cornwall.
City are now 18 points from safety at the bottom of the table with 11 games left, and Hodges paid tribute to his central defensive partnership of Ben Gerring and Paul Kendall.
"Special praise to the centre halves - they were dominant and won every single header and it makes it easier for me to organise around them," Hodges added.
"Everyone to a man did their job spot on for the whole 90 minutes and we deserved to come off with the victory."