It was hardly a penalty kick worth £250,000 this time but Gez Murphy's ice-cool accuracy from the spot yet again could prove priceless to Nuneaton Borough's promotion aspirations.
Murphy's 89th-minute penalty earned Boro an FA Cup replay at Middlesbrough at the start of last month, and he ended it with another last-gasp spot-kick to defeat Alfreton Town 1-0 in last night's Nationwide North fixture.
It sealed Boro's first league win in 2006 and pushed them to within three points of leaders Stafford Rangers.
It seemed it would be a night of frustration, with lowly Alfreton creating the better chances, until Murphy struck in injury time after he had been fouled in an incident which sparked a free-for-all involving all 22 players.
Chasetown took the honours at Leamington in the clash between the Harvey World Travel Midland Alliance's FA
Cup heroes. Both sides reached the first round but Chasetown continued the Brakes' disappointing home league form with a 3-1 win.
Leamington striker Jody McKay had cancelled out Karl Edwards' 57th-minute opener but Edwards netted again within two minutes and then Duncan Horler added a third ten minutes from time.
The Scholars lie joint second, seven points behind leaders Malvern Town who ended a three-match losing streak with a 1-0 win at home to Oldbury United.
Malvern, however, ended with nine men after Mark Shepherd and Darren Bullock were controversially red-carded in the final 15 minutes.
New signing Duncan Willetts, making his full debut after joining from Bromsgrove Rovers, netted the only goal ten minutes into the second half.
Biddulph Victoria eased their relegation worries with an impressive 1-0 win over in-form Racing Club Warwick. Scott Burge was their hero, controlling and firing home from John Paul Jones' left-wing cross on 49 minutes.
Ady Fuller ended Rushall Olympic's Errea Cup hopes with a 70th minute winner for Banbury United in their fourth-round clash. Last week's tie had been abandoned due to a frozen pitch but Banbury now host Bromsgrove Rovers in the quarter-finals.