Graham Alexander was delighted with his side's fightback as Fleetwood came from behind to see off Dagenham 2-1 and grab only their second win in nine games.
The Daggers took the lead after just five minutes when Shaun Beeley was adjudged to have handled inside the penalty area, Medy Elito converting the resulting spot-kick. But Town levelled just a minute later - Junior Brown may have intended his ball from the right channel as a cross, instead it crept in at the back post.
Winger Gareth Evans then completed the turnaround early in the second half when he cut in from the left and fired home an unstoppable 20-yard shot.
It was a response which delighted Fleetwood boss Alexander. He said: "I though the lads deserved it. We went behind to an early penalty, from a breakaway we didn't defend properly. The response from the lads was great. We talked about the need to fight back and that's what we did. We responded in the right way."
The home victory comes after back-to-back defeats at Plymouth and Barnet respectively which had piled pressure on the rookie boss and his play-off chasing team.
Alexander said: "The win was important because we've taken a few punches over the last few weeks. This game was about doing things and not just talking about them. The lads showed they care about the team and their careers."
Daggers interim manager Wayne Burnett believes his side did not put Fleetwood under enough pressure but felt they were unlucky not to take a point from the encounter.
He said: "We didn't work their goalkeeper enough. But we controlled a lot of possession.
"I think they had one shot second half. It was a screamer, but I'd like to be able to take one shot and win a game. It wasn't meant to be. I felt we played okay, not great, but probably didn't threaten them enough.
"We made two changes, just to liven things up, to give people some hope. You make substitutions, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. It didn't work and I'm bitterly disappointed because I think we were good enough to get something out of the game."