Wakefield Wildcats coach Richard Agar revealed his side never doubted they had the ability to come back from 20 points down after staging a second half comeback to beat Hull FC 32-30.
The Wildcats recorded their third successive Stobart Super League win, scoring four second half tries to inflict defeat on a Hull side who were bidding to go third in the table.
Despite trailing by 20 points with half an hour to go Agar, who was sacked by Hull last year after four seasons at the KC Stadium, never gave up belief in his troops.
"We believed at half-time if we could fix up a few things we could get back in the game, but the way we started the second half and conceded two tries we knew if we didn't score next we could be in a spot of bother," said Agar.
"If we could score next we were happy with the way we were travelling and we knew they'd had a couple of weeks where they had not held on to leads.
"We felt if we could put them in a position where they were under pressure a little bit of doubt would creep in.
"I want to shower our players with praise about their never-say-die attitude and the way they kept playing and playing. We grew in strength and played the last half an hour really tough."
While Agar was clearly delighted with his side's win, Hull coach Peter Gentle questioned the attitude of his players after they surrendered a winning position for the third successive week.
Two tries for centre Kirk Yeaman to start the second half had put Hull 30-10 in front, with the Airlie Birds then conceding 22 unanswered points as the game drifted away from them.
Gentle said: "There is a lot of work to be done in a lot of areas.
"The big lead we had smothered over a lot of things Wakefield were doing well and I was never comfortable being up by 20 points because I could see the cracks in us.
"We have lost our attitude in defence. Our discipline was poor and our kicking game was atrocious.
"We couldn't absorb any of the pressure they were building and we were poor in a lot of areas."