Ivan Sproule scored the only goal as County edged past St Johnstone 1-0 to stretch their unbeaten run to seven games and move up to eighth place in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.
"I'm delighted with the progress we're making," Adams said.
"We've had a very good season so far and closed the gap between ourselves and the teams in the top half of the table.
"And we've moved ourselves 21 points ahead of Dundee and three points off Inverness, who have had a terrific season.
"We have had nearly the same number of clean sheets as Celtic. We're up there."
Saints manger, Steve Lomas felt his side deserved something from the match, but admitted County goalkeeper Mark Brown had the measure of them.
"On every statistic in the game we were miles ahead - possession, corners, shots, territory," he said.
"But it is difficult when you concede the first goal. They are hard to break down, they camp in and get five behind the ball in midfield.
"However, I can't fault my players' effort and their willingness to try and play football the right way on a poor pitch."