Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell hailed his team’s growing belief after seeing their never say die spirit help them overcome St Helens in an incredible finish to their latest Super League game.
Powell admitted he would have settled for a draw after a ding-dong battle, but was delighted with the way his players found a way to win 25-24.
He said: “It was an incredible finish. Obviously we’re pleased to be on the right end of that.
“They got us here last year when we thought we should have won the game.
“For us belief is just growing all the time. You’ve got to be so pleased for the boys and the way they’re going about their business at the moment.
“We’ve got some confidence about us and we’re pragmatic at the right times as well. We’ve got a good balance at the moment.
“We’re hanging in battles and finding a way to win. We’re delighted with the way we’re going.
On ben Roberts’ last-gasp winning drop-goal, Powell said: “A draw would have been fine but we put a message out there and he (Ben Roberts) struck it pretty sweet. It was pretty smart from him.
“He had a tough time at the back with their kicking game but he did some really good things and he’s becoming a real good player for us.”