Chichester scored four times in the closing nine minutes to rescue a miraculous point from their visit to England Hockey Eastern Conference high fliers Southgate.
The match ended 4-4 after second-in-the-table Southgate had led 4-0 five minutes into the second period.
Luke Emmett’s 61st minute penalty corner conversion launched a stunning comeback by Chichester, who then scored twice in quick succession through Alex Baxter and Alex Pendle to cut Southgate’s lead to 4-3.
Pendle [left] converted a short corner with the very last play of the match to level the scores and complete an incredible comeback.
The draw should give Chichester a timely lift going into what amounts to a season defining next two matches.
They travel to Watford to play basement boys West Herts and then on March 3 host fellow strugglers Old Georgians at Chichester College.
With West Herts almost certain to be relegated, Chichester must avoid finishing second from bottom to steer clear of the relegation play-offs.
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