Wakefield head coach Chris Chester was proud of his player’s effort but admitted a lack of quality cost them in their 20-14 defeat to Hull FC.
Trinity fought back from repeat eight point deficits to eventually level at 14-14 at the KCOM Stadium, only for a late Carlos Tuimavave try to deny them.
Speaking on the performance, Chester said: “I thought they had a good dig tonight. They played for 80 minutes.
“I do not think we helped ourselves as there were some errors throughout the game but there is a group here who are really busting a gut.
“We are getting as much as we possibly can out of this group but sometimes, there are big turning points in games, you talk about pressure and elitism and we did not make them work hard enough for that victory.”
Having made the scores level late in the game, Wakefield failed to field a high kick before knocking-on and handing Hull field position for their winning try.
Recognising this and a number of other game-changing incidents, Chester added: “I thought we did a lot of good stuff in the first half. The try just after half-time, whilst they were down to 12 men, from the kick really hurt us.
“Another where it bounced down towards our players and we knock-on I thought was a big turning point.
“It is the little things like that. As a back three, we have to catch the ball on the full.
“But you cannot fault the effort, just like for the last four weeks but we just let that little bit of quality that Hull had in their team get on top of us and that is the top and bottom of us.
“We go again next week. We trust in the process and we are fairly confident that the results will be just around the corner.”