Fareham twice led Western Conference leaders Exeter University in the first half before bowing to a 4-2 defeat.
A first minute opener by Martin Gough gave Fareham the perfect start, which Chris Davey enhanced after Exeter had equalised from a penalty stroke. Exeter levelled against before half time and scored twice in the second period, their fourth goal coming in the final play.
Fareham played 20 minutes of the match with ten men after Chris Davey had twice been yellow carded.
Havant won 3-1 at basement club Clifton Robinsons, with Mike Deller-Merricks, Matt Cox and Michal David on target.
Trojans ladies lost 2-0 at Swansea City, but still enjoy a two-point lead at the top of the Investec Women’s Western Conference after play-off rivals Reading and Stourport drew 1-1.
England Hockey Western Conference
Clifton Robinsons 1 Havant 3, Fareham 2 Exeter University 4.
South League Premier 1
Winchester 3 (Culmer, Hibberd, Jeffrey) Spencer 4.
Guildford 3 Trojans 2 (Aves, French)
Hampshire/Surrey Regional 1
Fareham II 3 (Seebold 2, Metcalf) Epsom 4, Wimborne Wayfarers 2 (Clark, White) Havant II 2 (Chinn, Simmons)
London Edwardians II 4 Romsey 1, Southampton 6 Addiscombe 1,
Investec Western Conference
Reading 1 Stourport 1, Swansea 2 Trojans 0.
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