Fleetwood boss Graham Alexander insisted any win will do, though his side couldn’t capitalise on their domination in a 2-0 victory at Plymouth Argyle.
Town maintained their 100 per cent League record for the new season thanks to two goals from David Ball in the opening 12 minutes.
But despite threatening the Plymouth goal repeatedly, Fleetwood couldn’t add more to their tally, leaving them second in the fledgling table, behind Oxford United on goals scored.
But three points are all that mattered for the Fleetwood boss.
“I wouldn’t say we could have taken them to the cleaners,” he said.
“What I would say is we needed another goal to get a bit of a cushion.
“You go 2-1 and suddenly it’s a little backs to the wall.
“Am I disappointed we didn’t score more? No, nowhere near.
“If we score after one minute and win 1-0 I’m a happy man.
“It’s the result over 90 minutes that counts and it’s the position after 46 games.”
Town kept their first clean sheet of the campaign as they restricted the Pilgrims to half- chances at Home Park, a dominant display from Ryan Cresswell and Mark Roberts at the heart of the Fleetwood defence making life hard for Argyle.
It’s a habit Alexander is keen to encourage.
He added: “Fans might like 4-3 games and 3-2s but I don’t think managers do. It’s important to keep a clean sheet, to be hard to beat.
“Over the course of the season you’ve got to do that.
“It’s not possible to play well for 46 games but it is possible to make yourself hard to beat.”