That’s all that stood between ladder-leading Subiaco and a fifth consecutive win in blustery conditions at Steel Blue Oval on Saturday afternoon.
Swans Districts prevailed in a heart-stopper 11.6 (72) to 10.11 (71) to sneak back into the WAFL’s top-five.
It was a sensational final term, with both sides kicking two majors in a see-sawing contest.
In the final minute of play, Simon Moore - who kicked a game-high three goals - had a chance to win the match for the Lions after receiving a handball from Scott Hancock.
But his shot, about 45m out on a 45-degree angle, missed for his only minor score of the day.
The wind was a massive factor throughout the afternoon, with 17 of the 21 goals scored at the one end of the ground.
Chris Phelan, one of Subi’s best all afternoon, led the disposal count with 28 including seven inside-50s.
Other major ball-winners included Leigh Kitchin and Hancock with 24 touches apiece.
Former AFL-listed Sam Menegola was also among the Lions’ leading players with 22 touches, while Clancy Wheeler had 19 to go with 33 hit-outs.
Moore was the leading goal-scorer from either side with three majors, with Shane Yarran chiming in with two.
Subiaco led by as much as 22 points in the third term before the home side hit back to take a three-point advantage into the final change through a relay free-kick converted by Tim Geappen.
The Swans were out of the blocks quickly in front of their home crowd, going into quarter-time with a 17-point buffer.
But the visiting Lions hit back with the wind to produce their best term of the afternoon, a five-goals-to-one effort to lead by 16 points.
Chris Phelan had a brilliant afternoon to be Subi’s best player. Phelan had 28 touches and seven inside-50s.
Lion leading the pack:
Shane Yarran’s two majors on a tough day for all forwards gave him a total of 44 so far this season, 10 ahead of his nearest rival (Claremont’s Jack Bradshaw).
Swan Districts laid a remarkable 108 tackles – 19 more than their own WAFL record this season. Ryan Davis led the way with 20.
THE GAME WAS WON WHEN:
The game was anyone’s for the taking until the final siren, with the home side holding on for a gutsy one-point victory.
SWAN DISTRICTS 4.1 5.3 9.5 11.6 (72)
SUBIACO 1.2 7.7 8.8 10.11 (71)
Best; SWAN DISTRICTS: T.Banfield, J.Blight, T.Geappen, A.Faulkner, R.Davis; SUBIACO: C.Phelan, C.Wheeler, S.Yarran, L.Kitchin, W.Twomey
Goals; SWAN DISTRICTS: 2 T.Geappen, R.Davis, 1 A.Howard, R.Riddoch, M.Jukes, M.Rogers, A.Dean, T.Notte, M.Riggio SUBIACO: 3 S.Moore, 2 S.Yarran, 1 M.Wood, M.Boland, W.Twomey, C.Deluca, C.Hoskins