Fareham are six points adrift at the England Hockey League South Division 1 basement after their scheduled home match with Southgate was washed out and results elsewhere went against them.
With high Storm Dennis winds still a factor and Fareham's pitch at Henry Cort perched precariously above the M27 corridor, the club took the sensible decision to call off the Sunday lunchtime match.
But while they cut frustrated figures, Fareham sank deeper into the relegation mire as Canterbury (3-1 winners at Teddington) and Oxford Hawks (6-5 victors in an 11-goal thriller at Havant) snatched vital away victories.
Fareham now face a demanding double banker away-day double next weekend, visiting Team Bath on Saturday and Sevenoaks in North Kent 24 hours later.
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