ADAM Green says Saturday's 2-0 win at Wrexham was child's play - and he should know.
His partner Janine gave birth to their first child, Bella, at 10.30am last Friday morning, meaning that the new dad had to make his own way up to the match in North Wales to join his team-mates for their overnight stay.
It certainly took the 25-year-old by surprise - the baby's due date was December 5, the day Hayes are set to play Barrow away.
But, just over 24 hours later at a drenched Racecourse Ground, the left-back helped Hayes to their third Blue Square Premier win in a row, a run of results based on a much-improved rearguard.
It was their third successive clean sheet but only their fifth in 17 league games.
"Mother and baby are fine and I didn't want to miss the Wrexham game," Green said. "It was another clean sheet for us and we've worked hard on defending as a squad, not just as a back four.
"Scoring the goals early on really helped us and we secured a really good result."
An incident involving Lamine Sakho and Esmond James in the second half prompted a free-for-all between both sets of players.
"I've never seen anything like that in my life," said Green.
"I thought he dived and we had every right to question him over it, but you don't expect to get that kind of reaction.
"If he wins a penalty off that and they score, all our hard work could have been undone."
Crawley Town visit Church Road this Saturday and Green is confident his team can bag another three points and continue their climb to mid-table in the Blue Square Premier.
"Saturday is another big game for us and we just want to keep the momentum going," he added.