ACCRINGTON Stanley manager John Coleman admitted he felt "sick to the stomach" after the opening day win - so his side better not inflict too many defeats on him!
The boss was his usual animated self on the touchline as he willed his side to start their Nationwide Conference season on a high after turning full-time in the summer.
And they responded with a stunning second half display which saw off a strong Burton side on Saturday - but still left him feeling queasy.
"Welcome back to the new season," said Coleman after the game. "I feel physically sick but it was good to win. I didn't enjoy the first half at all and I thought they were by far the better team - they will be difficult to beat.
"But a few harsh words were said at half time and I was delighted with the response.
"Lutel James and Lee McEvilly came more into the game and the two of them were magnificent - they retained the ball a lot better, they challenged for the ball more and the tempo was upped.
"It was an opening day game played with tremendous spirt and at a tremendous pace and if we get more games like that it is going to be harder than I imagine."
Both of Stanley's top scorers from last season opened their account for the new campaign with Paul Mullin and Lutel James both expressing their relief at getting off the mark.
And skipper Peter Cavanagh has said all along he wants to get more goals - and he will be keen to steal the ball off Paul Cook to take more free kicks after his stunning strike.
And it could have been a more commanding scoreline with Steve Jagielka, McEvilly, Cook and the lively Mullin all going close.
New boys McEvilly, Jagielka, Ian Craney and Stuart Bimson all made their competitive Stanley debuts as Coleman looks to make sure his team keep pressing all the way for a place in the Football League.
There were a couple of early chances as Stanley signalled their intentions and looked to put pressure on 37-year-old ex-Derby keeper Martin Taylor, who has been drafted into the Albion side to ease a goalkeeper crisis.
But the breakthrough was finally made from a set-piece on 38 minutes when a Jagielka corner was headed goalwards by defender Robbie Williams and, despite Taylor getting a hand to it, Mullin made sure the ball found the back of the net.
"We were lucky to go in 1-0 up at half-time," admitted Coleman. "We nicked a goal."
But after the half-time roasting, Stanley came out all guns blazing and Mullin had two good chances to double the tally before Cavanagh did just that.
Following a foul on McEvilly, the captain took a quick free kick while Burton were still organising themselves and it curled into the top corner of the net.
The manager's stomach must have turned though as, after being on top in the second half, Burton got themselves back into it.
A free kick wasn't cleared and Andy Corbett did well to chip the ball over the outstretched Jon Kennedy on 69 minutes.
There may have been a few moments of panic that it could be deja vu from last season when Stanley threw away comfortable leads late in the games.
But the Reds showed that hopefully that is all in the past as James immediately raced down the other end and slid the ball under Taylor.
Coleman must have relaxed a bit by this stage although both Cook and Jagielka just missed out on helping Stanley chalk up a bigger score - and help him to a full recovery before the end of the game.