Gloucester head coach Bryan Redpath hopes the 14-10 Heineken Cup victory over Connacht will be the catalyst to kick-start Gloucester's faltering season.
The Cherry & Whites have struggled on both domestic and European fronts and went into the clash with Connacht at Galway Sportsground on the back of five consecutive defeats.
Two of those were in the Heineken Cup with Connacht also winless going into the encounter.
But Redpath was delighted as James Simpson-Daniel's first-half try and the boot of Freddie Burns proved enough to seal a hard-fought triumph. Gloucester still have a slim chance of qualifying for the knockout stages and could also secure a place in the Amlin Challenge Cup.
They face Connacht again next Saturday and Redpath has urged his side to do the double over the Irish province and all they can to prolong their European adventure.
"We have to win every game if we want to progress," said Redpath.
"It's going to be tough to go through but we can go into to the Amlin Challenge Cup as well.
"After the six weeks we have had, where we have lost a few, hopefully that win can turn around the season for us - we need to push on."
The former scrum-half was particularly pleased with his side's dogged determination to grind out a victory in difficult continues.
"We knew it was going to be tough but we were probably the dominant side, particularly in the set-piece," added Redpath.
"There were some big performances from a lot of people but not necessarily flash - just honest hard-working performances, and we needed that after the six weeks we have had.
"I know Connacht's record has not been good over the last wee while, the same as ours, so any team would have taken that today.
"Not many teams come here and win comfortably. It was a dogfight and you have to show a lot of respect to Connacht for that because they never gave in and made us work hard for everything. So we are delighted."
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