KEEPER Lawrence Paveley earned the man of the match award with a last-gasp wonder save to give Hounslow-based NPL Hockey Club victory on Saturday.
With 30 seconds left and his side 2-1 up, Paveley found himself with three Croydon attackers bearing down on him, but got a foot to the shot and deflected it wide.
Following a goalless first-half, NPL had gone 2-0 up in their Surrey Open Premier clash through Seb Losardo and Martyn Essery strikes.
Meanwhile, second-half strikes from Hannah Adcock and Triona Doyle saw Barnes, Hounslow & Ealing keep up their promotion push in EHL Women's Conference West with a 2-0 win over Exe Ladies, at Dukes Meadow.
But Indian Gymkhana slipped into deeper relegation trouble in EHL Men's Conference East with a 4-2 defeat at Oxted.