While it wasn't the most vintage of Chester FC performances at the weekend the 1-0 triumph over Torquay United was just as satisfying as the 5-0 trouncing of Dover Athletic.
The Blues were made to work for their three points by the threadbare Gulls but managed to prevail thanks to Ryan Lloyd's 26th-minute strike and extend their phenomenal run to seven games unbeaten without conceding a single goal.
Here's some of the key talking points from Saturday.
Grinding it out
As they did against North Ferriby United last week, Chester had to roll their sleeves up and work hard for the cause in order to get the spoils against Torquay.
In Torquay, a team crippled by injury and financial woe, the Blues were handed a tough assignment and the Devon side threw all they could at the contest from the first minute.
But it was games like these were Chester were found wanting in recent seasons and it is a credit to this young group for learning from their early-season mistakes and discovering their unity and battling qualities.
It wasn't plain sailing against the Gulls but the ability to cope with home expectation, their current run of form and an opposition with nothing to lose bodes well for the rest of the campaign.
Roberts continues to grow
He has had his shaky moments this season but goalkeeper Liam Roberts has come to the fore of late.
He produced two stops right out of the top drawer against Torquay on Saturday to preserve Chester's clean sheet record and ensure that maximum points were gleaned by the home side.
Having shared the duties with the now departed Jon Worsnop for much of the early part of the season, Roberts is visibly growing in confidence with each passing game, becoming ever more vocal, and has turned into a real plus for Chester.
Macca's attention to detail
It has been one of the cornerstones of this recent run but Jon McCarthy's no-stone-unturned approach to each game is paying dividends.
With such a young group it is key that they know what to expect from their opponents and that has been the case in recent weeks.
And while Torquay turned the screw in the second half on Saturday they never really caught Chester on the hop and it was another well-drilled display from the hosts.
Positivity around the club is returning
Since the heady days of the march to the National League enjoyed between 2010 and 2013, aside from the odd game and FA Cup sojourn it has been pretty bleak.
It was always going to take time for the club to establish themselves in non-league football's top tier and they had to remove the shackles of expectation brought by their Football League past.
That seems to have happened now but there was a worrying apathy that was created with the club and some sections of the fan base and an apparent disconnect.
McCarthy and the squad can do no more than they are already doing on the pitch and how good it was to see the 2,000 mark comfortably broken for the first time this season. Hopefully it can be done a few times more!
You are allowed to dream
Owing to our performances since returning to non-league football's top tier there is a good reason why Blues fans tend to focus their gaze below them instead of fixing it above.
But while this run can't go on forever it has at least allowed fans the chance to wonder 'what if?'.
Braintree managed it last season so a part-time club challenging at the right end of the table isn't unheard of. It's easy to get carried away with things at the moment but four points off the play-offs and 14 off relegation gives some cause for optimism.
We can dream, can't we?