Accrington Stanley midfielder Wilson Carvalho grabbed the opening goal in the 2-1 win over Fleetwood Town and despite the visitors being reduced to 10 men in the first half, he admitted that it was a really tough game.
Stanley manager John Coleman made seven changes to the side, and Carvalho was happy that the team could get the win, especially after losing to Fleetwood just recently.
"It was tough, even with 10 men it's never easy but we grinded it out and we managed to get the result, so I'm happy for that.
"We want to win every game no matter who we play but because we lost, it was more of an incentive to go and get our own back, so I'm glad that we did that fair and square."
Harrison Biggins was sent off during the first half for a strong challenge on Sean McConville and Carvalho feels as though football should never consist of challenges like that.
"It was a ridiculous challenge, a game of football should never lead to them sort of challenges, Sean was very fortunate not to get his leg broken to be honest, but I'm glad nothing happened, but it was definitely a straight red.
"There were a few challenges earlier on and I think it led to that, but it should never ever lead to that, whether you get the ball or not it should be fair."
Carvalho opend the scoring with a long-range strike, and the midfielder admitted that he breathed a sigh of relief when it took a deflection and flew into the bottom corner.
"We came in at half-time and we said that we've got to use the spare man, and like I said it's never easy, it's sometimes harder playing against 10 men, but we took our chances.
"I was thinking I need to get into a position where I can get a shot, and as soon as it came to me on the edge of the box, I was one-versus-one and I just tried to hit the target, and luckily it got a little deflection and went in."
Stanley's second goal came courtesy of McConville and Carvalho explained how he is learning little things from his fellow midfielder all the time, both during training and in games.
"Sean does that in his sleep, he does that all day in training and just passes it into the net calmly.
"When it came to him, he dispatches them easily so Sean is the man for that to be honest.
"We talk all the time, I'm always talking to him asking him for advice in traning and in games, and he's a top lad to be fair."
Stanley's next game is against Bristol Rovers and Carvalho hopes that the team can continue the winning run.
"I definitely think that we're going to be kicking on, we've got good players, we've got some really good players and a lot of new signings, so we're just trying to find our feet, we have to gel rapidly, but we're kicking on.
"Any game in Sky Bet League One is difficult, so we're going to go away and prepare for it properly and hopefully we can keep this winning run going."