United boss Paul Simpson hooked a swift left turn out of the dug-out on Saturday afternoon as he made thanking the 612 travelling fans a priority after the full-time whistle had blown.
“I’m really pleased to see that sort of support,” he commented. “They’ve earned a day like this as well, it’s been a tough season.
“Days like this are really big because it isn’t pleasant when you lose local derby games. To get a victory here that sends us closer to where we want to be, we have to be happy with that for everyone.
“Mind you, I’m not sure what they saw because they couldn’t have been put in a more horrible area of the ground to watch from.
“But the scenes from them - the changing room isn’t very big here so I decided to do my post-match chat out there so the fans and players could milk it and enjoy it.
“You have to enjoy moments like this in football. And those numbers, it’s brilliant, absolutely brilliant.
“There was actually more because as I was walking off I’ve got people in the main stand behind me telling me they’d had to sneak in. There were fans at the home end of the pitch shouting, and they were all brilliant.
“Let’s get them in again on Saturday at Brunton Park, let’s make it another atmosphere, another good day.
“I think at least one more win will probably secure it, but then after that we’ve got to finish as high as we possibly can, so let’s see what we can do together.”