Worcester rugby director John Brain hailed the performance in yesterday's 20-17 victory at Saracens as the best in his five years at the club.
It provided a welcome injection of confidence for Warriors, who now trail Northampton by seven points in the Guinness Premiership. Brain said: "We’ve got seven games left at home and if we continue to perform like that, we’ll be fine and someone else will be in trouble — this was a very significant result.
"I’m very, very happy with the win. Saracens are a side in form who dismantled Northampton last week, but our second-half performance was probably the best since I’ve been at Worcester.
"What’s happened this week [the dismissal of head coach Anthony Eddy] has probably galvanised us. Phil Larder came in and did one defensive session but we’ve been pretty clear and focused.
"That win will give us a lot of confidence and now we’ve got to look forward to taking that firepower into the next three non-Premiership games and build from there.
"The main difference in the second half was that when we established field position in the first half, we did not hold on to the ball long enough. We knew how to play against this team and that we had to cut out the errors when we had the ball.
"Our main concern was to stop the rot. We have done it against a team that is probably one of the form sides in the competition."