Edinburgh Rugby back-row Stuart McInally today hailed the club's home support following the club's return to winning ways against high-flying Ulster at Murrayfield on Friday.
Despite being seven championship outings without a win, the Murrayfield faithful combined with the city's students to provide the club's biggest crowd of the RaboDirect PRO12 season outside of the 1872 Cup clash with Glasgow Warriors, as a 4,714 crowd turned out to roar the team on to a 14-8 victory.
The man-of-the-match winning try scorer was one third of an impressive back-row trio, with number 8 Netani Talei back to his barnstorming best and the returning Ross Rennie fielding a typically breathless performance in his first match since November.
Despite believing there were many other individual success stories to speak of, McInally was quick to direct his tribute off the field, to the club's fans, who were out in force on a bitter night in the capital.
He said: "It's been a tough season so was great to get a well earned win at home.
the performance and the win was definitely one for the fans who have been right there with us all season, with the numbers we had out at Murrayfield a testament to our supporters.
"One swallow doesn't make a summer however, and we"ve certainly not lost track of where we are and where want to be. Our hard work continues in Italy against Zebre this Friday.
"We"ve now set the bar for how we can play, and are desperate to finish this season on a high, for us and for the fans."
Edinburgh Rugby face bottom-placed Zebre at the Stadio XXV Aprile this Friday 29 March (live on BBC ALBA, kick-off 7pm local, 8pm GMT) as they look to to build on last weekend's Murrayfield success.
The match is live on BBC ALBA, while the club will continue to provide live commentary on twitter (@edinburghrugby) and on the home page of www.edinburghrugby.org to keep you up to date and as close to the action as possible.