IAN Holloway praised Millwall's never-say-die attitude after Martyn Woolford's stoppage-time goal rescued a point against Watford.
The Lions were staring down the barrel of their 21st Championship defeat of the season after Almen Abdi gave the Hornets the lead with just four minutes remaining.
But Woolford, who had been thwarted by a stunning Manuel Almunia save, got the better of the former Arsenal goalkeeper with a last-gasp strike.
Steve Morison cancelled out Lewis McGugan's opener before a dramatic finale at The Den.
Holloway told the press afterwards: "It looked it was going to be another one of those days, but I always hoped our spirit would grow.
"It looked like it was over but it wasn't. The players are really chuffed with each other in the dressing room and quite rightly so.
"Watford played well in the first half and caused us problems with their movement of the ball and the shape of their team. We didn't quite get it right.
"They had another chance which I thought they might have scored from, but I knew we had some people on the bench who were ready to come on and have a right go.
"We didn't deserve to go 2-1 behind so magnificent credit goes to the players for creating another chance and putting a team like that on the back foot.
"Almunia made two out-of-this-world saves – even their bench was applauding him. He has still got that Arsenal class in him.
"Alan Dunne maybe struck his shot too well, but I thought the one from Woolford was in.
"How ironic that the worst shot of the three has bobbled over him – but do I really care after what their fans were calling me? No!
"At half time, I told the lads that the fans were still with them and to keep going.
"I'm a bit disappointed that we haven't got two extra points but beggars can't be choosers.
"We made a mistake for their second goal – the first was a great move – because we did not lock things down. It was too ragged and we didn't make the right decisions.
"When it deflected past our 'keeper, that looked like that was goodnight but the great thing about this club is that we never go under easy.
"We always do things with a passion here and I think our fans will be very proud of their players at the moment."
Results elsewhere went Millwall's way and have left them just a point from safety. Assessing his side's survival prospects, Holloway added:
"To get eight points out of the last 12 – and we have deserved more than that – bodes well for the final four games.
"We've got some continuity at the moment and I think that's starting to show. Why can't we stay up? Who else down there is in the form we're in at the moment?
"We're onto 40 points now, so we're out of those horrible thirties.
"Sometimes you get stuck in a little block and you cannot seem to get any momentum, but we've raced away from that now.
"I am proud that we are producing these performances at this time of the season. If you haven't got the right attitude or mental capacity, you'll never survive playing at this club.
"I need a strong set of players and we're growing. Let's hope it's not too late."