TOWN supporters savoured a 4-0 Rumbelows Cup destruction of Sunderland.
But new Fartown coach Alex Murphy was at the opposite end of the sporting emotional scale after his new charges were dealt a hefty knockout blow by Wakefield.
Town had scored a 2-1 win against the run of play in the first leg of their second-round League Cup clash up at Roker Park.
That had fired hopes of a passage to the third round for Eoin Hand's team, who were a division below Sunderland in the original Third.
But not even the most optimistic fan was prepared for a slick show which left the North-Easterners well and truly on the ropes.
All four goals came in the space of 26 second-half minutes after the visitors were reduced to 10 men by the 32nd-minute sending off of midfielder Gary Owers for foul and abusive language to a linesman.
With Peter Jackson solid at the back, Gary Barnett a driving force in the engine room and Iwan Roberts a constant danger up front, Town were already looking good at that stage of the showdown.
The breakthrough came a minute into the second half when Phil Starbuck picked out Roberts, who rounded future Town goalkeeper Tony Norman and teed up Iffy Onuora for a simple finish.
Town were knocking the ball around with confidence, and it was no surprise when Roberts doubled the lead after 62 minutes, Starbuck playing a lovely reverse pass to the roaming Kieran O'Regan, who set up the the goalden opportunity.
Seven minutes later Barnett collected a short corner on the right, cut back to the angle of the penalty box, then unleashed a magnificent drive which left Norman clutching thin air.
The rout was completed when Jackson's through ball sent O'Regan racing into space.
His unselfish lay-off left Roberts with a straightforward tap-in and home fans in an 11,177 attendance dancing with delight.
"I don't think the sending off made any difference," said Hand.
"Our approach was top class and we beat them on pure football."
Excitement was high at Fartown after the appointment of the legendary Murphy.
And the former Great Britain scrum half, who had enjoyed a glittering career as player and coach, primarily with St Helens and Leigh, was predicting an upset against top-flight Trinity.
Fartown were two divisions below, and the gulf was soon apparent in a Yorkshire Cup quarter-final clash which was watched by 4,799 and ended with Wakefield winning 52-9.
Huddersfield took an early lead through a Greg Shuttleworth drop goal and an Ian Thomas try.
But Trinity began to punch big holes in the home defence, with Adrian Shelford, John Glancy and Gary Price too hot to handle.
Wakefield winger Andy Wilson ended up with a hat trick of tries while Huddersfield's consolation touchdown came from centre Chris Chapman, who along with Thomas was the team's top performer.