You won't see many more tense fixtures than Murray United's 2-1 win against Springvale on Saturday.
Despite going down to 10 men in the second half, Murray found a way to edge back in front and capture a vital three points at La Trobe.
All seemed well in the Murray camp with a 1-0 lead at the break and a strong start to the second half, but that was when the game was turned on its head.
Tom Youngs was looking to double his tally for the day when he was brought down in the box in the 66th minute, but his shot to the bottom right corner was kept out.
Springvale went down the other end and earned a penalty of their own, with Ryan Giles committing the foul.
Murray goalkeeper Abdulkerim Koc was shown a yellow card for dissent and within a minute was sent from the field with another yellow before the penalty had even been taken.
It sent the Murray bench into a frenzy as young reserve keeper Jack Mwala was thrown into the mix with a spot kick to save.
Springvale tucked away the equaliser, but going a man down didn't have much of an impact on Murray.
Captain Ashley Dunn and Youngs were combining brilliantly up front and set up several chances, before Youngs drew his second penalty of the contest.
Substitute Melkie Woldemichael stepped up to the plate on this occasion to put his side back in front and set up a thrilling finish.
Murray held its nerve to record back-to-back wins and move within a point of Springvale on the ladder.
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Head coach Elliot Jones couldn't have predicted the dramatic turn of events.
"The last half an hour is a bit of a blur, it would have been an amazing spectacle for everybody that was here, it was end to end stuff," he said.
"But as a coach, it's a nightmare to be honest.
"Had we not scored at the end there, we would have been talking about the one that got away, we had three or four clear cut chances.
"I thought Ash Dunn in the second half was the best player on the park by a mile, he really stood up and willed himself to every contest.
"Sometimes when you have a long season, it's these moments you fall back on when times get tough."
Koc will receive an automatic one-week suspension for his two yellow cards.
"It was very frustrating, but we look at it as an opportunity for Jack (Mwala) to come on.
"I would never want Jack to come on in those circumstances, but we've been able to bring him on and he can withstand that sort of heat."
The ladder after round seven is: Eastern Lions 14*, Langwarrin 13, Bulleen 11, Northcote City 10, Box Hill United 9, GV Suns 8, Melbourne City 8, Manningham United 5*, Springvale 5, Murray United 4.
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