Joint-boss Graham Drury was relieved as Holbeach United returned to winning ways thanks to Lee Dube’s hat-trick on Wednesday night.
Dube slotted in a stoppage-time goal to seal the 3-2 victory at Huntingdon Town which lifts the Tigers back into second spot in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League’s Premier Division.
Drury said: “We made really hard work of it.
“We weren’t at our best but we had to be patient and keep playing.
“We know we will always get another chance because we have got good players to win games.
“But we got sucked into their game plan of wasting time and we got involved far too much with the referee because it was so frustrating.
“We have got to stay focused and do better in those situations.
“With a few minutes to go we decided to calm down and start playing football again.
“We got the penalty and eventually found a winner. Huntingdon stuck to the game plan but it back-fired in the end.
“Both goals we conceded were poor but all credit to Dube for another hat-trick.
“They were three good finishes and he was composed to stick it in the net at the end when others were losing their heads.
“We are definitely not going to give up but I still think Wisbech Town are the team to beat.
“They are winning games without conceding and they have got to play ourselves, AFC Rushden & Diamonds plus Yaxley during the run-in.
“It was so important for us to get back to winning ways.”
Drury - who praised on-loan Corby Town defender Jamie Anton following his debut - confirmed that skipper Danny Spencer will be fit for Saturday’s FA Vase fifth-round tie at home to Erith & Belvedere.