Hull KR coach Craig Sandercock described his side's dramatic 32-30 derby win over Hull as "probably the best" of his career but admitted his side enjoyed a huge slice of luck.
In a finish reminiscent of Manchester City's last-gasp title-clincher on the same stage a fortnight earlier, Rovers trailed 30-16 with 12 minutes left but struck with three late tries to snatch victory and bring down the curtain on the opening day of the Magic Weekend in sensational style.
However, one of the tries, from scrum-half Michael Dobson, clearly came from a forward pass and Sandercock admitted his side were fortunate to get away with it.
"It's about time we got a bit of luck," he said. "I could tell you off the top of my head five games we've lost this season through some very dubious decisions.
"So I will take that because we haven't had any luck whatsoever."
Winger David Hodgson, fresh from his four-try feat against Castleford last Sunday, scorched 60 metres for the match-winning try which gave his side a third win in four games to climb into the top eight of Stobart Super League at the expense of champions Leeds.
Sandercock said he never gave up hope of avenging his side's 36-6 Good Friday derby defeat, even when trailing by 14 points.
"I thought if we just complete our sets anything was possible," he said. "Before that, we gave away too much cheap ball when we were attacking their line.
"I knew, if we could build enough pressure, we had enough attacking weapons to get back in the game and that's what happened.
"It's not many times as a coach that you win games with a minute to go so it's something I'm going to cherish.
"We've worked very hard over the last few months and we copped a bit of stick the last time we played them so to come through the other is a pretty special moment.
"It's probably one of the best wins I've ever been involved with. The feeling is up with the 2008 Grand Final which Manly won.
"We were not at our best - there is a lot of improvement in us - but I'm pleased we were able to hang in there and happy that we completed for 80 minutes and never gave up. Today was our day."
Hull scored tries through Jordan Turner, Tony Martin, Richard Horne, Brett Seymour and Willie Manu to establish a winning position and coach Peter Gentle did not use the controversial Dobson try as an excuse for their defeat.
"It was farcical, it was that far forward, but what can you do?" he said. "You are going to get bad calls.
"We were 14 points up with 12 minutes left on the clock and we've got to be better than that.
"If things go against you, you should still be good enough to hold on.
"If you score 30 points, it's enough to win any game. When you put yourselves in a winning position, you don't take your foot off their throat. I have to say we lost the game."
To compound Hull's misery, centre Martin was carried at the time of Rovers' fightback with a suspected ruptured Achilles.