WREXHAM dedicated Tuesday night's 1-0 victory at Blackpool to the 250 or so supporters who braved the elements on a wet and windy night to cheer on their team - despite Saturday's horror show at Yeovil.
The fans, who were allocated uncovered seating in a stadium which was open to constant rain, were rewarded for their faith when Dennis Lawrence scored the only goal of the game to end a run of four consecutive defeats.
Racecourse chairman Mark Guterman led the tributes to the fans, saying he was amazed and delighted that so many had made the trip to Lancashire only three day s after the FA Cup disappointment.
And his comments were echoed by manager Denis Smith and team captain Darren Ferguson.
Smith said: "The fans travelled to Yeovil and were let down but they were out in force in the rain here. And at least this time we sent them home with a smile on their faces.
"My heart went out to them on Saturday but you don't mind standing in the rain if you win.
"I'm sure they feel that way and I'm delighted for them.
"Hopefully we can start building on that belief in us. If we had been beaten here, the hounds would have been out in force so it was an important result."
And Ferguson, who described the victory as probably the best win of the season, added: "The support we had was fantastic. It was a helluva turnout and the lads noticed it, because they all mentioned it in the dressing room.
"Even after Saturday they were sitting there in the rain and they got wet through. We really appreciated that."
The midfielder said Tuesday's performance was an indication of the character and team spirit at the Racecourse club.
"It was like chalk and cheese from Saturday and that has to be our best win of the season, I think. We needed a performance after Saturday, when we let everyone down, including ourselves.
"We showed a lot of character, we dug in and got a really good three points.
"We were low after Saturday but this game showed we have a lot of character in the dressing room.
"We looked a real solid unit and with a third of the season gone we are in seventh place in the league. So, although we are out of the cup competitions, we've made a good start."
Smith, who strengthened his midfield with the addition of Paul Barrett and played Chris Llewellyn as a striker alongside Hector Sam, said: "It was the perfect response to Saturday.
"We've gone back to being what we were at the start of the season
- hard to beat. We defended well, we had an extra lad in midfield and we built up through the game.
"We had a fairly decent first half, although Andy Dibble had to make one save. In the second half we dominated to a certain extent but with only two strikers we're back to an old problem. We keep missing chances.
"Now we've got to do it again on Saturday but if we work like that we could, by the end of the season, put the Yeovil result behind us.
"We know we can make ourselves hard to beat, which we did earlier in the season. Recently perhaps we've tried to be more entertaining and that's my fault because I pick the team and the tactics.
"The players at times went overboard with the freedom but tonight they weren't allowed to express themselves as much. They were allowed to work hard, to close down and work as a unit.
"I told them if they worked as a team we would get results, but if they worked as individuals we'd get beaten."