Trojans shared the spoils in the 3-3 thriller with Guildford - Ian Bassett describing the game as "the best level of hockey I've been in South Premier League Division 2 in five years."
"Two good teams went head to head in a high press game full of pace, terrific to play in."
Trojans were 2-0 up just before half-time and restored their lead to 3-2 before Guildford got a late equaliser - but there were few complaints as the Surrey side are expected to feature strongly in the promotion race.
Trojans surprised Guildford with early pressure causing a number of turnovers in high areas culminating in a couple of early counter attacks by Trojans.
They took the lead after some good work by Ben Cole and Rich Aves, who fed it to Ian Bassett at the back post for an easy finish.
Scott Summers got a second goal in the 20th minute, but Guildford clawed a goal back just before the break through a James Dellis penalty stroke which the evergreen Steve Cole almost stopped.
Guildford built on an encouraging end to the first half and began to counter the Trojans pressing game with the same approach, causing high levels of pressure which were eventually rewarded by a Matt Fitter equaliser.
The game was poised at 2-2 for a large chunk of the second half before Dave McNee scored a goal from a sharp rebound to restore Trojans' lead.
Guildford pushed for the equaliser during this next spell, with Steve Cole having to make a string of saves to roll back the years.
Pressure eventually told when they won a controversial stick worked penalty
corner which Tylo Remke converted to make it 3-3.
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