AFC Wimbledon’s players and fans breathed a collective sigh of relief after securing a first League One win at the expense of Chesterfield.
It has been difficult for Neal Ardley and troops to adjust after the emotional high of the playoff win back in May.
But Dominic Poleon’s 90th minute winner against the Spireites not only lifts Dons off the bottom, but out of the early season bottom four.
Here are five reflections on the latest momentous day in Dons’ short history.
Poleon – another diamond unearthed?
The former Oldham and Leeds man’s winner was his third goal this week, not to mention several he has notched for the U21s.
He was probably miffed to not get a starting shirt after the midweek double, but made the most of his 15 minutes from off the bench to state his case in the best way possible.
Lyle Taylor was a punt last year – and look what happened to him.
George Francomb’s return was significant
It’s been 18 weeks since the former Norwich man started a league game, but boss Neal Ardley has wasted no time getting him back in the XI now he is fit.
A trademark set-piece delivery set up Paul Robinson’s second half leveller underlining the value to Ardley of one of his most trusted lieutenants.
Speaking of set-pieces
Dons were undone by another corner today – something of an Achilles Heel for them in recent times.
New keeper Ryan Clarke has suffered when dealing with the in-swinging delivery, but experienced defenders like Darius Charles and Barry Fuller must do better at affording him protection.
Ched Evans – an easy target for Dons’ fans
The Spireites centre forward who awaits retrial on rape charges, was a target for Dons fans’ abuse, natually.
His late booking for a foul on Jake Reeves was greeted with more joy amongst home ranks than anything bar Poleon’s winner.
You wonder why Evans is bothering, but by now he must almost be getting used to the catcalls.
Three at once
You can't fault Dons boss Neal Ardley for bravery - or was it desperation when he threw on three substitutes at the same time with 15 minutes to go.
One of them netted the winner, and if you're going to shake up the side, you can't do it one a time. Nice one, gaffer.