Character shone through in the absence of quality for manager Graham Coughlan after Bristol Rovers’ 1-0 FA Cup first-round replay victory over Bromley.
Jonson Clarke-Harris scored after three minutes but Rovers laboured after that against their National League opponents, with Plymouth up next in the second round.
“We left our quality on the bus and we brought our hearts. That was enough and it got us through to the next round and that was what we came here to do,” said Coughlan.
“I’m seeing massive heart, massive desire, massive character. I’m seeing the boys going in the trenches week in, week out.
“You’re not going to play well every game but we have progressed. I will take progress over performances.”
Clarke-Harris tapped home Ollie Clarke’s low cross as League One side Rovers got the perfect start at Hayes Lane.
But chances thereafter were few and far between – leaving Bromley pondering what could have been.
“Sometimes in these cup games you need that bit of luck, you need the opposition not to turn up,” said Bromley manager Neil Smith.
“I thought we were outstanding, apart from one mistake in the first couple of minutes which gifted them the goal.
“We played with passion, with desire and the supporters will go home feeling proud.”