Three goals down after 23 minutes, all from penalty corners, Fareham produced a rousing comeback to force a 3-3 draw against Team Bath Buccaneers and get their first National League Western Conference point on the board.
Old boy Scott Rawlins returned to Henry Cort to haunt his old Fareham team-mates but converting two of the first three short corners Bath forced.
When the impressive John Jackson screamed a third drag flick into the Fareham net soon after, a third straight defeat beckoned for Ben Barnes’s side.
But Fareham dragged themselves back into the contest with a Niall Stott (pictured right) penalty corner of their own shortly before the break.
It lit the fuse of a thrilling second half, with Stott scoring again and Martin Gough (left) reverse sticking an equaliser.
As Fareham laid siege to the stretched Team Bath goal, so Chris Davey almost stole a victory, but the visitors finished strongly themselves.
Fareham seconds shattered Basingstoke’s two-match winning start with a 5-1 victory at Down Grange, where Christian McKenna (2), Fergus Jackson and the teenage Paige brothers, Aidan and Kieran were on target.
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