PERFECTIONIST Garry Haylock masterminded Hayes & Yeading United to the club's most important win of his reign and then revealed he was very unhappy with the performance.
United led Terry Brown's AFC Wimbledon side twice at Church Road on Saturday before keeping them at bay throughout the second half to record a headline-grabbing 2-1 victory.
Despite the win taking United to the top of the Conference South league table the 37-year-old manager was distinctly unimpressed with that second period.
"When I looked at the DVD I was extremely disappointed with the second half performance," admitted Haylock. "We gave the ball away too many times, we invited them on to us and on another day someone will score and probably go on to beat us.
"I suppose it's our biggest win so far but now every time we win a game it could be bigger.
"We've improved week on week, month on month and now we have to keep the improvement going. I don't want to get to the stage where we get to the top of the league and everybody stops the work.
"I've been fortunate to win championships with four big teams and I know this is where the hard work starts because everyone is coming after us now.
"I don't want to finish eighth and have people say we had a good season because we did better than last year. We've got an opportunity here and I don't want to let it go."
The manager was impressed with other aspects, however, most notably the way his side initially responded to Wimbledon's equaliser and that is how he wanted them to see out the rest of the game.
Haylock commented: "I liked the way we kept playing in the first half after we conceded a goal because it looked like they could run away with it.
"It asked a question of us we've never been asked before and we answered it.
"It was a big, big game and that's when the best deliver."
Haylock also revealed he hopes to add four more strings to United's bow in the coming months in a bid to keep teams guessing because now, more than ever, they will be in the spotlight and everyone will want to knock them off their perch.
However, that will have to wait until after Saturday's FA Cup Second Qualifying Round game at Staines Town, which has several similarities with last weekend's clash.
It is another second versus top encounter, with the Swans currently behind only Dover Athletic in the Ryman Premier Division, and there will be a few familiar faces among the opposition. Staines are managed by former Yeading stalwart Steve Cordery and among their ranks are ex-Ding men Darti Brown and Davis Haule as well as former Hayes keeper Louis Wells.
Last year they beat Woking and then Stockport County on the way to the second round proper.
"They've proved last year they can beat league opposition so we won't be taking them lightly," said Haylock, who admitted it will not be easy to sustain a lengthy FA Cup challenge alongside a promotion bid. "There can't be any complacency."
Ram Marwa is expected to recover from the minor groin injury that kept him out last weekend.