Coventry City 1 Millwall 0
In ordinary circumstances, there should be no great sense of achievement in Coventry City overcoming a desperately poor bottom-of-the-Championship team by a single goal at home.
But there has been nothing customary about the first half of the season at the new Ricoh Arena and that is why the Sky Blues' victory over Millwall seemed like such a feat.
It's the first time in the Championship campaign that Micky Adams's team have been able to follow one win with another and it has certainly taken the pressure off the boss.
Add to the fact that the result was achieved with a patched up 11 from an already threadbare squad and it seems churlish to complain that Coventry should have won by a greater margin.
But, disregarding their off the field financial problems and the fact they can only half-fill the magnificent new stadium, they are showing signs of a club threatening to finish in mid-table.
The 16,000 or so supporters that chose football over Christmas shopping may have wished they had opted for the latter during a dreadful first half-hour in which both teams struggled.
Coventry were slightly better going forward, while the partnership of Robert Page and Richard Shaw at the heart of the defence looked rarely troubled.
Page has been outstanding this season and, at the halfway stage, is probably just pipping striker Dele Adebola as the player-of-the-year.
And Shaw continues to defy his age - so much so that Matt Heath will struggle to find a way back into the team following two solid displays from the 37-year-old.
In the 33rd minute, the home team edged in front thanks to a cool finish from Scandinavian midfielder Claus Jorgensen.
The pint-sized Dane, who represents the Faroe Islands at international level, has found it difficult in two-anda-half seasons with Coventry to hold down a place in the team.
But now he's finally enjoying a run in the side and is offering a different proposition in midfield to a Michael Doyle or Stephen Hughes.
His ability in front of goal is an undoubted bonus for Adams with Saturday's effort a perfect case in point.
Many would have hammered the ball into a crowd of defenders following Gary McSheffrey's pull-back, but Jorgensen had the presence of mind to take a touch, beat his defender, before placing it into the bottom corner.
City should really have gone on to score three or four but they were hopelessly wasteful in front of goal in an otherwise complete second half performance.
Doyle cracked an effort against the bar while Andy Morrell and Adebola both went close when faced with just the keeper to beat.
But it was little McSheffrey who was left to rue the most missed chances. The 23-year-old is the club's top scorer this season making him favourite to land Coventry's 'golden boot' award for the third year running.
He was foiled several times by keeper Colin Doyle and when he finally he beat the Lions' shot-stopper he saw an effort headed off the line by a defender.
It meant for a tense final few minutes even though Millwall had been reduced to ten men after skipper Matt Lawrence caught City midfielder Doyle with an elbow.
But Shaw and skipper Page protected goalkeeper Marton Fulop from any serious work, while Isaac Osbourne revelled in his 'Makelele' role as the midfield spoiler.
It means Coventry go into the Christmas period with reason to be cheerful. Now all they have to do is something really out of the ordinary - win away from home.