Rugby Town dug deep to come from behind and secure a second successive away win in the NPL Midlands at Shepshed Dynamo.
It was another battling performance on the road from Valley, with Silvano Obeng grabbing his first goal for the club to equalise just before half-time and then Jordan Wilson firing in his fourth strike in three games for the winner ten minutes into the new half.
For the second game running Town had to play out the final part of the match a man light though, after full-back Dan Summerfield was dismissed for a second yellow card.
With the previous week's red card recipient Barry Fitzharris kicking-off his four-match ban, the skipper's armband was passed to Josh Thomas, with Drew Kear and new dual registration signing from Alvechurch Claudio Dias coming in to replace Fitzharris and the also-suspended James Mace.
Rugby enjoyed some early good possession, and David Kolodynski's whipped-cross to the near post was nearly helped in by Thomas's counterpart Jordan Smith.
However it was the hosts that took the lead on seventeen minutes when Shaun Ruzvidzo slipped his marker and then slid the ball home from a narrow angle, after Kieran Cummings had played the ball into Town's box.
A speculative Kolodynski effort drifted wide of the target as Valley launched their response, whilst for Shepshed, James Shaw squandered a decent opportunity after he capitalised on a misplaced Wilson header and Abdul Koroma also put one over the bar.
Dias went close to an equaliser with a dipping strike from 25 yards which just cleared the bar, with another Dias lofted delivery then being helped on by Kolodynski to Liam Francis in front of goal - but the veteran defender just failed to sort his feet out quickly enough and the ball was cleared.
The scores were level on 42 minutes though, after Shepshed keeper Brandon Ganley could only flap at Summerfield's floated cross and Thomas calmly laid the loose ball back to Obeng to smash home.
Rugby very nearly retired for the half-time break a goal to the good though, when in stoppage-time Obeng's neat through-ball found Wilson, but his half-volley flew agonisingly wide of the upright.
However fortune was with Wilson after the restart, when after having exchanged passes once more with Obeng, his shot from the edge of the area took a strong deflection to wrong-foot Ganley and fly into the corner of the net.
The hosts had the bulk of the play after Wilson's strike, although Rugby defended their lines solidly throughout - with Francis's aerial dominance a particularly impressive feature of this.
As a result, Dynamo were largely restricted to half-chances at best, with Mason Lee having a shot blocked by Summerfield, Koroma putting one just wide and Ruzvidzo's effort to the near post saved by Nykah Liburd-Hines.
Koroma put another strike into the side-netting, before Town were reduced to ten men when Summerfield received his second yellow of the afternoon with ten minutes of normal time remaining.
Shepshed understandably upped the ante from this point and carved out their best opportunities of the half, with Liburd-Hines pulling off a top-class save when throwing himself across his line to keep out a Smith header, before Town just managed to scramble the ball away from the goalmouth after Obeng had headed one against his own bar.
Ruzvidzo struck a free-kick from a dangerous position over the bar in one of the final attacking moments of the game, but Rugby held on to move up two places in the table to 16th.
Line-up: Liburd-Hines; Kear, Summerfield, Thomas, Francis; Elliott, Dias (Lee), Sahota (Campbell); Kolodynski, Wilson (Lashley), Obeng. Subs not used: Myles. Bookings: Summerfield, Sahota, Elliott, Lashley. Sent off: Summerfield.