Manager Gary Johnson was pleased to see his Robins rediscover their goal threat as they hit three to defeat ten-man Colchester at the LCI Rail Stadium.
A brace from Kevin Dawson and first Football League goal from defender Jamie Grimes saw Cheltenham claim a crucial home win.
“Three goals and three points – it is a good day for our club,” he said. “It’s good to get that monkey off our back (not scoring) and we could have scored more.
“It was a good performance. We have come out strongly in the first 20 minutes in the last two or three but not taken our chances.
“The second goal looks like it could be credited to Mo (Eisa) or Dawes’ (Kevin Dawson), we will have to wait and see what the dubious goals panel say, but I don’t care and would give the half each.
“It was nice to get the two goals up early. We are disappointed by the penalty we gave away and disappointed we missed one too. But when we went 3-1 and they had a lad sent off we did well.
“We’ve played some good football recently but there has been no end product. We were solid today because of the work-rate and three quality goals.
“We’ve got a great pitch and we have got to produce. We played some good pass and move football today with an end product.
“The three point are welcome and now we must go and do it again, not rest on our laurels and go again.”