THE scenes which greeted Andy Todd's late, late goal were reminiscent of Stanley's title winning celebrations.
Manager John Coleman went racing down the touchline and then was mobbed by his team after the wideman belted home the winning goal with literally seconds to spare from close range after Paul Mullin's effort had been saved.
The euphoria showed what a second successive League Two victory meant to the so far inconsistent Reds who were desperate to follow up their 5-0 thumping of Wrexham midweek and show it wasn't a one-off.
And the three points moved them up to a not so unlucky 13th in the League Two table - their highest placing in more than 44 years.
"As a team, we would risk a point to try and win three," said manager John Coleman. "I am a firm believer that draws only take you downwards or stay the same but if you want to progress you have to win games.
"Three points now are as important as at the end of the season and we don't want to be dragged into a relegation dogfight. I know it is early but these wins are vital.
"I am not kidded as we didn't play well in the second half and didn't come out of the tracks but we stayed positive and battled until the end.
"I felt the referee was consistent, I didn't always agree with him, but he was consistent for both sides."
Referee Eddie Ilderton, from Tyne and Wear, didn't though escape the wrath of Boston manager Steve Evans who felt Stanley's last gasp winner was off-side and the goal should never have stood.
"He (Mullin) was three yards off-side. There is no disputing the fact. I can't believe it and it is an absolute disgrace. We dominated the second half but didn't take our chances. I feel so bad for the players to lose like that."
The Reds were on a high following their Wrexham rout and when Gary Roberts put Stanley ahead the fans were rubbing their hands for more of the same.
The striker caught defender Mark Albrighton napping on the edge of the area and took the ball off him and drilled it home on 11 minutes.
But instead of capitalising, it ended up being a bruising battle with neither side really testing the keeper in the first half. Ian Craney did have a header cleared and the midfielder fired wide whereas Boston failed to rustle up a shot on target.
However, Evans must have given his team a strong half-time talk to lift them and he put on striker Paul Tait to go 4-4-2 and force the pace against the Reds.
David Galbraith's free kick was well-saved by Stanley's Ian Dunbavin in the first minute after the interval but it was the pace of left winger David Farrell which left Stanley stranded.
He got past Peter Cavanagh once and Dunbavin was there but, a minute later, he outstripped the right back again and this time finished well, slotting past the keeper in a similar vein to Stanley's opener for his first goal since his move from Peterborough.
Farrell continued to be a menace on the wing while Mark Greaves' header from a corner was somehow scrambled off the line by Rommy Boco and the Pilgrims came close with a couple of long range efforts.
Then suddenly, in injury-time, Stanley launched a last ditch all-out attack.
It was head in hands time when the best chance seemed to have gone with substitute striker Andy Mangan hooking a great srike goalwards - but unfortunately it hit the upright.
A scramble ensued and Mangan put the ball back in and Mullin headed goalwards with keeper Andy Marriott stretching low to superbly push out the ball.
But then Todd pounced from three yards to seal what could be a vital win and enjoy his first league goal of his career.
"If you keep putting balls into the box, you will eventually score and it worked," said Coleman. "I am delighted for Toddy."