"There were a lot of good performances, it was tough after Leeds to face up to the fact we just hadn't done anywhere near enough. So it's good to have hit back.
"We wanted a reaction and we got one. The guys came out and did most of what we'd aimed to, and that's great.
"We got the five points we had challenged ourselves for as well, we've got to set our standards higher than they've been, and we put in a good performance on Saturday."
The five try performance was the first occasion in 2010-11 that Gloucester had secured a try scoring bonus point in the Aviva Premiership. Lawson confessed that it hadn't been a topic of conversation in the dressing room but it was still good to get it out of the way.
"To be honest until Brush pulled that up with us last week there will have been a couple of guys who weren't aware of it, but it needed addressing.
"We pride ourselves on our attack, so to come this far without a bonus point was disappointing, and as a result great to get the first one under our belts."
On the other hand, Gloucester's defensive improvement has been marked so far this season but Lawson admitted that standards slipped slightly against the Chiefs.
"Defensively generally we've been sound so far this term, but there were a few disappointing instances on Saturday.
"We conceded three pretty soft tries, and we've got to sort that out too, so there's plenty to work on."
Finally, with England's EPS announcement looming, he paid tribute to team mate James Simpson-Daniel who set up the first two tries on Saturday as well as scoring the third.
"I think any team would be foolish to overlook Sinbad: every time he gets the ball the opposition back off, wondering what he's going to do.
"He's such a smooth runner, such a great stepper, he's a great athlete, a joy to watch and a joy to play with.
"Look back at the video of my try and you see him racing along next to me while I tread water!
"He's a genetic freak, just the way he's put together and the things he can do: he's so explosive, so powerful and so balanced.
"For a guy who's not that big or that heavy, he's a strong guy, he's so comfortable with the ball in hand and stepping through gaps, as I said, it's a joy to watch.
"It's not my decision of course, but I would always have him in my team."