Merseyside club Marine needed to find an electrician quickly after the lights cut out.
A player switched focus from field to fuse box after the floodlights failed during an FA Trophy match on Saturday.
It turned out there was one on the pitch in Dunston midfielder Phil Turnbull and he was soon in action on the sidelines trying to fix the problem.
Ultimately he was not able to resolve the problem by himself, as he did not have all his tools, but assistance arrived and play was eventually able to resume after a delay of around 50 minute.
His efforts were acknowledged by the home club, who tweeted: “Thanks to @dunstonutsfc player Philip Turnbull for attempting to fix our floodlights.”
The match, which was watched by a crowd of 1,202, finished 2-2, with Marine going on to win 5-4 on penalties. Turnbull did score in the shoot-out, in what proved a losing cause.