Having helped his side pull off the great escape, Micky Parma hung up his boots on Saturday following 28 years with Bedfont Sports.
The veteran striker started out as a seven year old with Bedfont Eagles, then moved up to play for Bedfont Sunday at the age of 16 before, four years ago, switching to the club's Saturday side.
The 35 year old bowed out in style, captaining the side in his final game and scoring too as they beat Combined Counties Premier champions South Park 2-1.
That win capped an excellent end to a troubled campaign for Bedfont, who looked dead and buried up until a month or so ago, before a fantastic turn around in results under Mick Snowdon.
Chessington & Hook's defeat last Thursday night meant Bedfont were safe, and they celebrated by ending South Park's 12-game winning streak, with Grant Cooper also netting.
Club secretary Terry Reader said: “It is a fantastic achievement by Micky Parma, and he will be missed, but that's not taking anything away from the other fantastic achievement by Mick Snowdon and his management team.
“When he came in before Christmas we had eight points and no players. We had faith in him all along, and no other manager could have achieved what he has. It meant we could relax on Saturdau, and beating the champions was a brilliant way to finish the season.
“We are now excited about what Mick can do with a full season in charge. We certainly won't be in the position we were again. We are very much a local side, and it is the young lads who came in and worked so hard to dig the club out of a hole.”
Meanwhile, it was a mixed week in the Premier Division for Hanworth Villa. Andrew Juett bagged all four goals as they won 4-1 at high flying Epsom & Ewell on Saturday, but on Tuesday night, a Matt Baines header was not enough as they went down 3-1 at Horley Town.
The Villains see out their league campaign at home to Colliers Wood United tomorrow before preparing for their two cup finals against Spelthorne Sports – in the Premier Challenge Cup and the Southern Combination Cup.