Spireites manager Paul Cook shared his delight on Tuesday as his battling Chesterfield side came from three goals down to snatch a point late on at Deepdale.
Alan Browne, Joe Garner and Josh Brownhill initially put Preston three goals to the good after just half an hour, but Eoin Doyle’s second successive hat-trick completed a memorable comeback for Chesterfield.
Cook said: “I am delighted for everyone because to come to Preston and get a point from three-nil down is a fantastic result for us all.
“Last year when we were in our little dull period we realised that it takes two teams to have a good game, and our fans who travelled here today, they know that we travel to have a match. We go away to win."
Cook also praised top goal-scorer Doyle, as he continued his incredible purple patch in front of goal.
The manager said: “The performance of Eoin Doyle both today and this season so far has been absolutely frightening. His goal scoring ratio now is getting ridiculously good, and from Eoin’s goals we have had some fantastic performances.
"That performance today has allowed us to take a point home which is a fantastic result for us all.”
The Spireites manager explained how his side's no fear attitude on the pitch could also have a bearing on matches in the future.
He said: “We will get beat eventually, maybe quite heavily, because we start on the front foot. We are not streetwise yet because we do not win ugly and we start the game open.
"We are in a league now with some fantastic teams and Preston demonstrated that, but the supporters got behind us and we managed to gain a point."