Tom Seebold, pictured above, gave Fareham seconds a two-goal penalty corner start, but Hampshire/Surrey Regional Division 1 visitors Epsom scored three times after the break to run out 4-3 winners.
Seebold, a pop idol on the local club scene, struck the right cord with two short corner conversions, but Fareham were halted in their tracks just before half-time when Epsom got a goal back, their hosts believing there was an infringement.
Epson pressed hard at the start of the second period and, having equalised, scored twice more to advance 4-2 ahead. Fareham regrouped, clawed one back through Paul Metcalf but were unable to grab a fourth equalising goal.
Havant appeared comfortable winners when, though Zach Chinn and Colin Simmonds, they led relegation threatened Wimborne Wayfarers 2-0, but the Dorset strugglers got one back through Sam White and then equalised with a Todd Clark drag flick with the last play of the match.
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