Justin Edinburgh was full of praise for his fledgling Newport side as they continued their bright start to the season with a 1-1 draw at Scunthorpe.
Defender Andy Hughes levelled for the Welsh side in the 62nd minute after Scunthorpe had snatched a second minute lead through striker Sam Winnall's third goal of the season.
"It was not like us to start to slowly," said Edinburgh.
"Our plan was to come here and keep them quiet for the first 20 or 25 minutes. But that plan had to go out of the window.
"What was like us though was the endeavour and work rate we showed to get back onto the game. That pleased me.
"We changed formation for the start of the second half and it worked for us.
"On reflection I think a point is a fair result for us, though with a bit more quality in the final third and we might have been able to come away with all three."
Newport have lost only once since returning to the Football League - and Edinburgh knows the momentum they have is important.
"When you have momentum, it is so important to keep it because it can so quickly go away," he confessed.
"But we are not getting carried away by our start.
"We have got to realise that three years ago Scunthorpe were a Championship side while we were in the Southern League Premier Division.
"We have a good squad of players and we have just got to continue doing what we do well."
Scunthorpe manager Brian Laws is still looking for his team's first win since the opening day of the season.
But he is adamant success is not far away.
"We got an early lead and I thought we were much the better team in the first half," he said.
"I thought some of the football we played was as good as we have produced all season. In Sam Winnall we have a young player who will get us goals.
"He has not got many league games under his belt yet, but he has a great belief in himself and will get better and better."
Laws confessed though that his team did struggle more in the second half against a big Newport side.
"Newport play a game that works very well for them," he continued. "It is brutal at times, but it works well for them.
"I thought we dealt with them well in the first half
"Young Sam Winnall then had the best chance of the game to make it 2-0 for us but then Newport went straight down the other end and scored.
"Until then I thought we had coped well against their physical threat. There are times too when we might have to play route one football, but we want to get the ball down and play.
"When we did against Newport, I thought we caused them a lot of problems."