Adam Everitt hailed teammate Elliot Benyon after his goals won Hayes & Yeading Saturday's relegation 'six-pointer' against Farnborough.
Former Wycombe striker Benyon, currently on loan with United from Conference Premier Torquay United, produced the two classy finishes which proved the difference between two sides desperate for a win in their struggle to beat the drop.
The goals were priceless, taking United six points above Farnborough and there was the added bonus of leapfrogging landlords Maidenhead in the table into the bargain.
According to United stalwart Everitt it is not just Benyon's firepower which makes him priceless to a United side who have found goals hard to come by this season.
It is the 27-year-old's work-rate which really sets him apart from other members of the goal-scorers union.
"Since Elliott has been at the club he has been fantastic for us. I don't think I've ever seen a striker work so hard," said Everitt.
"He never stops running and I almost think he is better when he is up there on his own because he is not relying on other people, hell do everything himself."
"I thought today he was brilliant again."
Boss Tristan Lewis, who was appointed manager until the end of the season in the wake of victory, made just one change from last week's 1-0 win at Sutton, Dominic Green being given a home debut in place of Kadell Daniel.
Louie Theophanous headed a decent early chance wide for the visitors, but if his radar was off-target Benyon showed him how it was done to give United the lead shortly before the half hour mark.
Green was fouled 22 yards out to the left of the D and when Borough keeper Magnus Norman could only fist Luke Williams' fierce free-kick back out Jim Fenlon returned it with interest and Benyon showed striker's instinct to stick out a foot and divert the ball past the stranded keeper.
Six minutes later it might have been two when a long ball forward was only headed half clear and Williams' rasping volley brought a fine diving save from Norman.
Another weak header from Theophanous was all Farnborough offered in response as United took a precious lead into the break.
An even scrappier start to the second period saw Williams and Farnborough's Chris Nurse booked for needless fouls. The latter was later substituted for fear his hot-headedness would leave his teammates a man short.
Benyon though got on with the business of sealing the points, something his excellent second secured just before the hour mark.
He first anticipated the bounce of the ball to lose his marker before playing a one-two with Green and racing clear.
For a moment it looked as if he had carried the ball too far, but showing great composure he slid the ball past Norman from an increasingly tight angle.
Lewis Ferrell's superb block to deny Theophanous nine minutes later helped see off Farnborough's only real sustained spell of pressure before Benyon spurned his chance to claim the matchball with 17 minutes left.
Williams started the move with a charge out from defence and when his attempted pass deflected off a defender it set Benyon in the clear.
However, he showed he was human after all as faced with his easiest chance of the afternoon he delayed the shot allowing Norman to narrow the angle and block the eventual effort away to safety.
It mattered little as Farnborough mustered few threats in the time that remained, Ollie Treacher putting one shot into the side netting before Dan Bennett finally forced Smith onto a meaningful save three minutes from time.
Everitt, sporting a fat lips as one of his scars of battle admitted it was not a pretty win, but said the points were all that mattered and as far as he is concerned the bigger the scrap the better.
He said: "Obviously it was a massive game with them being the team below us.
"We call them six-pointers and it feels like six points it was a good win.
"I thought it was quite a comfortable win to be honest. It was tough and gritty and not a game for the purists. It was an ugly game and the pitch didn't help much, but that suits me because I'm pretty much head and tackle it, so I'm more than happy if we get three points playing like that every week."
Another win over rock-bottom Staines tomorrow night would further ease relegation fears and Everitt is already focused on the scrap with the Swans, another of his former clubs.
He added: "Staines is a massive game as far as I'm concerned.
"It was mentioned in the dressing-room that the win last week and this one today are done now and Staines is the most important game now, because if we let ourselves down on Tuesday night then we are not back to square one, but it will be a step backwards."