Kevin White's goal four minutes into stoppage time snatched all three points for Subiaco in a hard-fought PlayStation 4 NPL WA Round 11 contest against a Perth SC side desperately trying to catch the top two.
In an end-to-end National Premier Leagues WA encounter at Rosalie Park, it was somewhat surprising that the first and only goal took so long to arrive as both sides created a plethora of chances.
But inspired goalkeeping and poor finishing combined to keep fans on the edge of their seats as both teams searched for a breakthrough.
Subiaco coach Gerry McEwan described his players' performance as fantastic as they edged further away from the relegation trap door.
"We made some chances today that worried Perth. We had to do that, you can't just let them come at you,” he said.
"Their keeper made a couple of great saves, and as the game's gone on, we've got a bit of confidence that we could create chances.
"Our job is to make life hard for the opposition and hope our strikers, and we've some talented young boys here, can do the business.”
Perth coach Taki Nicolaidis bemoaned his sides "Jekyll & Hyde" performance following the previous week's 5-0 win over Stirling Lions.
"Too many of our guys didn't show up today or didn't want to put in the hard yards, and you get punished for it," he said.
"Fair play to Subi, they made it difficult and rode their luck, but at the end of the day they scored one more than we did.”
In other Round 11 results, Cockburn City moved up to fourth on the table after a hard fought 2-0 win against Perth Glory at the Inglewood Stadium.
Bayswater’s Gustavo Giron Marulanda netted a hat trick as the league leaders cruised to a 4-0 win over Stirling at Macedonia Park.
Inglewood United inched closer to the top five after they beat a young ECU Joondalup Football side 2-1 away from home.
Danny Hodgson had a hand in every Armadale goal as they notched their first win for the year with a 3-1 away success against Balcatta.
And, Sorrento came from a goal down to upset highflying Floreat Athena 3-1 in an action-packed clash at E&D Litis Stadium.