Yeovil boss Gary Johnson hailed a "hugely significant win" after securing a dramatic 1-0 victory at high-flying Crawley on Tuesday night.
The Glovers were forced to ride their luck at the Broadfield Stadium with the hosts twice being denied by the woodwork, as well as having two efforts cleared off the line in the second half.
After bouncing back from Saturday's 4-1 defeat at Swindon in League One, Johnson says he feels his side deserves credit.
He said: "They are a decent team and of course they created chances but we were brave throughout.
"It is a hugely significant win for us as before this we hadn't beaten a side in the top six.
"Their manager (Richie Barker) told me how lucky we were at the end. It would have been nice to have had a pat on the back and been told 'well done'."