Ignacio Mieres heaped all the praise on his forwards for giving him the chance to kick six penalties and take the man of the match award in Exeter Chief's vital home win over the Dragons in the Amlin Challenge Cup Pool 4.
The Argentine outside half made light of the wet conditions at Sandy Park to steer his side through to an 18-6 victory that moved the Chiefs a point clear of Perpignan and the Dragons at the top of the Pool.
Having kept his side ahead from the start, he then kept his nerve in the closing stages to keep the scoreboard moving and take away any chance the visitors' held of taking a losing bonus point back to Rodney Parade for Sunday's return leg.
"It was very important for us to get the victory and also to stop the Dragons from getting a bonus point. It was a tough game, but a good result," said Mieres.
"All credit to our forwards, they were really sharp and were a massive part of the win. They earned the penalties for me with their driving play and it was lucky I had a good day with the boot. We were told by the coaches to play the conditions and that is what we did - I kicked long and the kick-chase form the players around me was excellent."