Laois survived a late scare against Wicklow in yesterday's All-Ireland SFC qualifier and their manager Peter Creedon admitted the Aughrim encounter was too close for comfort.
The O'Moore County conceded two late goals but held on to register a 2-16 to 3-10 victory.
"We should have ran out more comfortable winners than we actually did but we're in the pot anyway for the next day," Creedon remarked to RTE Sport.
"It was a strange finish, wasn't it? I remember we played Wicklow when I was involved with Tipp about four or five years ago in the League and they got three goals in injury time to beat us.
"In some respects it feels like a defeat because you haven't killed off a game that you were well in control of. But credit to Wicklow for that. They kept going.
"And I suppose sometimes you've got to decide that in the qualifiers it's just good to come away with a win."