Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade found the perfect way to celebrate his award as npower League One manager of the month as his side secured a 2-0 home win against MK Dons that keeps the Londoners in sight of the play-offs.
Goals late in the game from Gary Sawyer and Kevin Lisbie kept the O's hopes of an extended season alive and Slade heaped praise on his team .
"I'm really proud of each and every one of them," he said. "They stuck to their task, we played with good energy, we passed the ball well and we had to be patient to wait for the opening goal."
"I was delighted also with the clean sheet and thought that Romain Vincelot was awesome at the back, him and Clarkey (Nathan Clarke) snuffed everything out by and large and played their part in giving us our 13th win at home."
On his side's play-offs chances, Slade added: "If we can possibly take it to the last game of the season, that would be fantastic."
MK Dons manager Karl Robinson was downcast at his side's display that put a serious dent in their play-off hopes.
"I can't make any excuses, as a group me included, we weren't good enough." he said.
"I can't put my finger on why that was, our preparation was the same, our style doesn't change yet we looked like we'd changed what we do best. It's very, very frustrating because we've played so well in the back half of the season.
"I was disappointed with our whole 90 minutes and I can't defend myself or the players after that performance, it's not acceptable because we had put ourselves in a wonderful position for the play-offs coming into this game.
"We had a couple of wonderful chances in the first-half, but overall we were second-best all over the park. I won't question the players' effort, but I just felt that our opponents worked a little bit harder than us."