Paul Dickov felt his Doncaster Rovers side answered their critics as they came from behind to win 2-1 at Scunthorpe United.It was only the second win in seven games for Rovers who fell behind to a 23rd-minute goal from striker Rory Fallon.
But six minutes later skipper James Coppinger equalised with a shot on the turn from close range and striker Nathan Tyson then popped up with a 49th minute winner.
"We had 18 shots at goal and when you do that, then you expect to win games," said Dickov.
"The biggest criticism that has been levelled against us in recent weeks is that we cannot get back into games when we fall behind.
"It's something we have talked at length about with the players and today I was delighted with their response."
Scunthorpe manager Russ Wilcox felt defeat was harsh on his team - but acknowledged they continue to gift away goals far too cheaply.
"I'm gutted that we didn't get something out of the game because I thought our performance deserved it," he insisted.
"We got the ball down, kept possession well and created chances. I think it's the best we have played for a number of weeks.
"But when you look at the goals against column, that is what is costing us. I'm sure that 90 per cent of the goals we have conceded this season are ones we should have stopped."