Niall Stott celebrates after his maiden Fareham goal rescued a deserved point in the 1-1 draw with Western Conference title chasers Birmingham University at Henry Cort.
The Scotsman scored three minutes from the end after Fareham had played catch-up, trying to cancel out the 40th minute strike by BU’s Cuthbert Shepherd.
The game ebbed and flowed as both sides had good spells.
Birmingham arguably had more possession, but Fareham had the clearer chances to break the deadlock.
“We kept our heads well after going behind. At 1-0 down you are always in it and Niall’s goal was nothing more than we deserved,” praised Fareham boss Ben Barnes.
Havant found themselves three down in 18 minutes and were eventually beaten 4-2 by Olton & West Warwick in the Midlands.
Harry Sherlock (4), Martin Ebbage (13), and Tom Mallett (18) left Havant with the proverbial mountain to climb, but the visitors hit back through Maciej Janiszewski (32) and Matthew Cox, with a penalty corner conversion seven minutes after the break.
But Steven Batten came back to haunt old club with a points-clinching fourth goal for Olton.
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