Ian Evatt praised his players for ‘finding a way’ to secure the win that lifted them to third place in League One.
Twice Wanderers surrendered leads to a Stevenage side chasing a fifth away success of the campaign.
But each time Evatt’s men came back for more and secured a superb 3-2 victory thanks to Josh Sheehan’s classy 70th-minute winner which lifted the Whites above Boro in the table.
“It was a really, really tough game,” said the Wanderers’ boss. “Credit to Stevenage. They ask you a lot of questions. They play balls into the box from everywhere and you have to stand up to it and defend.
“Just to find a way to win that game is a superb effort. Off the back of Saturday and the energy we put into that, with a depleted team and a depleted squad, I’m delighted.
“Historically my teams here might have drawn or lost that game but today the players have found way. They have dug deep. Yes, they rode their luck at times but I keep saying hard work puts you where good luck finds you and I’m delighted we found a way to win tonight.
“To find a way to win in difficult circumstances is something we should be proud of.”
Wanderers led through a Dion Charles penalty – his eighth goal of the season – and Jack Iredale’s thumping volley from a corner earlier in the second half.
Each time Jamie Reid countered for the visitors before Sheehan pounced and Evatt’s troops put their bodies on the line to see out a second win in four days with a home game to come against Carlisle United on Saturday ahead of another international break.
“I said last week that these next three games, we just had to find a way,” added Evatt.
“The boys put everything into it. We are seriously depleted. We haven’t got the options off the bench we would normally have or the chance to freshen things up.
“But the fight, the determination, the togetherness is fantastic and now before that mini-break, when we can get some bodies back, there’s one more big game to go.
“We’ve just got to find one more way and one more victory before we can take a breather and re-set.”