Danny Searle was delighted that his Braintree Town players carried out his game plan against Salford City, but the Iron manager won’t let anyone get carried away with their success.

It was a memorable day at Cressing Road as Braintree’s bid for Vanarama National League survival was given a huge boost with a 1-0 win against Salford.

The three points themselves are precious, but it was the manner of the victory that was equally sweet as it came thanks to Callum Morton’s 95th minute goal with almost the last kick of the game.

Searle was pleased that his players executed the game plan given to them so effectively, but while it may have been a momentous result, the Iron boss was keen to keep feet on the floor.

He said: “I think all the planning we had been doing in the lead up to the game had been about delivering against Salford and the lads carried it out exactly as we’d asked them to.

“We rode our luck a few times with a few clearances off the line but, in general, I thought the boys were resolute and actioned our plan well.

“Going into the last four or five minutes we were happy with a point, but when the free-kick opportunity comes up and you know that the time has gone, then we’ll go for it.

“We’re in a dog fight and if there’s a chance to get three points then we’ll go for it.

“The important message for everyone is that it was an amazing result and an amazing victory.

“It’s three points towards where we want to go.

“But I’m a strong believer in not getting too high with the highs or too low with the lows, so we’ll let the boys thoroughly enjoy the win and then get back to the drawing board to prepare for Eastleigh next week.”