NORMALLY when talking about a match winning moment from St Pat's captain Shane Conroy it will be a clutch defensive effort.
On Saturday he found a magic moment at the other end of the field.
Conroy's reverse stick shot found the back of the net with just 40 seconds remaining, giving his team a 3-2 win against a determined Parkes United outfit.
Parkes had arrived in Bathurst more than ready to take the fight to the Saints and going into the last quarter they had amassed a 2-1 advantage.
However, Jaden Ekert found his second goal of the day and Conroy - stepping up into a midfield role - became an unlikely goalscorer in the dying moments.
Pat's may have led the game for less than a minute but thankfully for them they picked the right time to get ahead.
"We felt like we were creating enough opportunities that we could win it so it was nice to get that one there at the end," Conroy said.
"It was a bit scrappy but we just get going. We fell into their game plan in trying to do things too quickly. They were just running one out and we got into doing the same thing over and over so that's something we can work on."
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Parkes came out guns blazing in a fast paced opening five minutes.
It wasn't until Koby Johnstone's green card for backchat that the visitors had their momentum broken.
Pat's couldn't capitalise on the player advantage but began enjoying more possession.
The added pressure led to back-to-back Pat's short corners but the Saints were unable to find the breakthrough goal.
Instead, it came against the run of play from Johnstone during a Parkes short corner in the second quarter.
Brent Naylor narrowly missed what would have been a quick reply goal less than a minute after the opener.
Ekert missed a chance to level the scores three minutes out from half-time when his drag flick from a short corner blazed over the crossbar.
He didn't miss the next chance that came his way.
Four minutes into the new term Ekert made it 1-all when worked his way around a pair of Parkes defenders before slapping a shot past an outstretched Nick Kelly in goal.
Just when it looked like it would be level going into the last break Parkes earned a penalty stroke for an illegally blocked shot, allowing Andrew Bourke to put the visitors back ahead.
The lead last five minutes.
Ekert finished a nice piece of team play after the Saints dispossessed Parkes in their own half.
Parkes continued to create plenty of scoring opportunities in the last quarter but found themselves on the wrong side of the whistle far more than they would have liked.
Conroy then stepped up to maintain the Saints' undefeated record.