Sun Sports had the son of West Indies cricket legend Sir Clive Lloyd to thank for preserving their seven-match unbeaten league run on Saturday.

The Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division outfit handed Jason Lloyd his debut on Saturday and the towering goalkeeper showed why he has played international football for Guyana by making an instinctive one-handed save in the dying stages of the match at Bellmount Wood Avenue to deny Stotfold an unlikely three points.

The match ended 1-1 after James Armstrong cancelled out a shock opener from the visitors with his 11th league goal of the season.

Lloyd, 33, was signed to provide cover for the absent Ross Hampton and was recommended to manager Paul Hobbs by Gary Phillips, the goalkeeping coach at Crystal Palace who played with Hobbs at Aylesbury.

"It was a real coup getting him," said Hobbs. "He obviously has a good pedigree but, more importantly, he's a great lad and fitted in well in the dressing room. It's a sign of our ambition that we have an international goalkeeper playing for us."

Lloyd has played 12 times for Guyana since making his international debut in 2006 and Bolton Wanderers and Crewe Alexandra are among the clubs where he has had trials. He now works in the City in wealth management.

"I've not played for a while so I really enjoyed being back amongst it," said Lloyd. "There's a good vibe in the team."

At 6ft 7ins-plus, Lloyd has all the attributes needed for a career as a fast bowler but he eschewed a shot at cricket as a teenager.

"I played cricket when I was growing up but I had a decision to make about football or cricket when I was about 13 and I chose football," he said.

"I was a batsman and first change bowler, but every bowler thinks they can bat. I guess there was a lot of pressure on me in cricket to follow in my father's footsteps so I decided to take another route. [But] my dad loves his football and is a Man City fan."