TEENAGE defender Craig Morgan admitted Wrexham survived some worrying moments before snatching a last-minute 1-0 win against Oldham Athletic at the Racecourse on Saturday.
But the Wales under-21 international claimed the Dragons were long overdue the luck they enjoyed.
"It doesn't matter what the game was like or when we got the goal. The important thing was the result," he said..
"At half time we knew we were not playing to the best of our ability and that we had to dig in.
"I thought Oldham played quite well, but we managed to stop them scoring and got the goal at the end. They had the better of the second half and I was a bit worried when they were coming at us.
"The game was very stretched and it could have gone either way. Luckily it went for us and that's not happened too many times this season."
With results elsewhere widening the relegation dogfight, Morgan said: "That was a massive three points for us and it's a case now of being better than the teams around us for the remainder of the season. I think we can be. "It looks a lot brighter now than it did 10 days ago. The lads have been brilliant to be fair. We've lost just one in 12, and you get a mentality of not losing. Today that showed."
Wrexham boss Denis Smith said Morgan deserved his man-of-the-match tag. "Craig has had a couple of great games this week and I've been delighted with him," he said..
"He's starting to grow up. He's only a baby in footballing terms, but he's starting to take responsibility, to conduct himself in the right manner and if he continues to do that he's another one we might struggle to hold on to."
The only blemish on a good afternoon was a booking for captain Darren Ferguson, his 10th of the campaign, which means another suspension for the midfielder. However the 1-0 success, Wrexham's first home league win of 2005, was long overdue, said the Dragons boss.
"We've drawn too many games at home. There have been some disappointing performances and the lads have looked as though they are playing under a bit of pressure. "But we've had another clean sheet at home with Ben in goal which is pleasing. That's three in a row at home.
"The lads are starting to believe they can do the job.
"It's been a ridiculous season and it's not over yet. We believed we had a chance of going up this season, all things being equal.
"That hasn't been the case, but that doesn't take away what the lads have achieved. They are young lads because I had eight players out again.
"I've been shorn of some good experienced players for a long time, so with all that missing I think the lads can be proud of what they have achieved up to now. But it's not over yet. Staying up is the main target."