A 12-man Berry Shoalhaven Heads side, in what could be rated as one of the club's best-ever efforts, held on to defeat Albion Park 30-18 on Saturday.
The Magpies, at the Berry Showground, had to play most of the second half of this Group Seven Rugby League match a man down after winger Taylor Haydock was sent from the field after a bit of frustration crept into the match.
Berry was on the attack at the time and thought they were about to be given a penalty but the decision went the other way.
The officials blew time off, Haydock was called over and given his marching orders for allegedly questioning the integrity of an official.
The score was 18-all, which was also the halftime score, and with 25 minutes left on the clock, we were in for a classic.
It was a mixed day for Haydock as he had scored the first try of the match and was heavily involved in his team's flying start.
The Park, against a team with a player down, should have taken control of the match from this point but the Magpies lifted and hit the front when James Milne smashed his way over.
The try was not converted and the home side with 19 minutes to go led 22-18.
Both sides then threw everything they had at each other and then we had more drama.
Park interchange player Izak Parkes was sent to the sin bin for a professional foul, much to the pleasure of the vocal home crowd.
It was 12 versus 12 for the last eight minutes and a try would seal the victory for the home side, while a four-pointer would give the Park the chance to scrap home with the victory.
A try to fullback Blygh Heron sealed what was a famous win for the Magpies.
Courageous Berry captain and hooker Blake Dryden, who played himself to a standstill like all of his team-mates, said his players showed great heart to hold onto victory.
"In my grade career that would have to rate as my best wins, to be honest," he said.
"It has been a tough year and to win like that with 12 men for most of the second half was brilliant.
"It has been hard losing but our mateship is the thing that is keeping us going.
"Our wins have been rare this year and when they come they are pretty special."
He said the future is bright for Berry and added the club has some good young talent coming up the ranks.
When the send-off occurred Dryden's men did not need to be told what they needed to do.
"Everyone had to lift and we all just needed to work a little harder for each other to cover for that one extra bloke," the inspirational Berry leader said,
Normally, around about here, we would select our best players but in a game like that each all the players, from both camps, deserves a pat on the back for playing with such great intent.
Special mention goes to Park skipper Josh Sainsbury for notching up his 100th first-grade match and he put in another wholehearted effort.