The Hawks had to settle for a share of the spoils after coming from behind to draw with Eastbourne at Westleigh Park in Skrill South.
The home side fell behind in the 36th minute but Perry Ryan levelled five minutes later with a spectacular 25-yard shot.
At Privett Park, first-half goals by Jamie Brown and Tim Sills earned Gosport a rare and much-needed victory over Chelmsford.
Tom Derry made the hosts sweat with a late penalty but Alex Pike’s men held on for a 2-1 win.
In the Wessex League, two goals in each half saw ten man Moneyfields earn a hard -fought win over Hamworthy at a wet and windy Dover Road. Warren Hunt scored twice.
Nathan Kirby and Simon Woods hit two apiece as purring Portchester took apart Downton.
In the Ryman premier, it was a day to forget for Bognor as own goals by Craig Robson and Stuart Axten contributed to a 3-0 defeat in which Dan Kempson was sent off for a poor tackle.
See all the reports in the Sports Mail - out on Saturday evening - and get all the non-league action and reaction in The News on Monday.