Truro City manager Steve Tully says he is 'building the foundations' with his side after their 0-0 draw at Eastbourne Borough in National League South.
The draw came less that a week after their 6-0 defeat by Oxford City, the heaviest loss in Tully's tenure.
"We wanted a response and to get a clean sheet is pleasing," Tully said.
"We had to build the foundations this week, we've had a tough week, but were delighted to come away with a point," he told told BBC Radio Cornwall.
The draw keeps Truro two points off the relegation places, but Tully says he is feeling a lot more positive.
"On another day we could have come away with three points," he added. "We're moving in the right direction, this is a little step towards where we want to go.
"Our away form's been really good, I've been really pleased by the way we've set about it, not many teams know how to break us down by the way we set up away from home.
"We've struggled at home because we haven't really come up with a plan that works for us at the minute, but we'll get there.
"It was going to be 10 games before we settled into the league, know what we're about, know which players are good enough to step up and which players aren't, but we'll get there."