Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth said he would not let two late Port Vale goals detract from his side's performance in the 3-2 win at Vale Park.
Adebayo Akinfenwa's double and a Paris Cowan-Hall goal saw the Wanderers record their first win of the Sky Bet League Two campaign.
The Chairboys went in at half-time 3-0 up, before Port Vale substitutes Dan Turner and Ben Whitfield made it a nervy finish for Ainsworth.
He said: "A team like Port Vale will put you under pressure at some time. They are a good outfit; they were a League One club last year so for us to be in it at the end is awesome.
"They put some good goals past Crawley last week, they played really strong and fully deserved to win that game so we worked really hard this week on how we were going to play.
"It was a tough game but I'm glad we got the three points."
Ainsworth said that his side could have scored more goals but praised the performances of midfielders Dominic Gape and Sam Saunders.
He said: "Rather than concentrating on mistakes, we have to ask ourselves if we could have scored some more and put the game really out of sight.
"We missed some chances in the second half but the good thing was that we created plenty.
"There's 44 games to go, it's a long way to go, and we have a big team in Notts County coming to Adams Park next week."
Port Vale manager Michael Brown said his side gave themselves too much to do.
He said: "They certainly raised their game at 3-0 and it was difficult for us to come back into the game.
"We were going to make some changes at half-time but we felt as if the players had to go back out and see if we got a reaction and see what their character was like."
Brown also said that he hopes Turner can score more goals this season.
He said: "There's two young boys there. Ben is not fully fit yet, he's still finding his feet and Dan Turner is a young boy challenging for minutes.
"The plan was always to put him on around the hour mark after he put in such a good shift last Saturday (against Crawley).
"His energy levels are great, he did well last year in patches but didn't score the goals so hopefully the goals will come."