Keeper on target in Fareham draw

Hawks boss Lee Bradbury. Picture: Habibur Rahman (170972-31)

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Goalkeeper Luke Douglas got himself on the scoresheet – but it wasn’t enough for Fareham to bag a victory as they shared a 2-2 draw with Hamble at Cams Alders.

Douglas thought he had given his team all three points when his long clearance found the net on 88 minutes. Hamble hit back at the death, though, to make it honours even.

Matt Parr’s’ Fareham opened the stronger and were close to taking an early lead as Wayne Boud crossed into the path of Dave Birmingham who lifted a shot just over.

Reds striker Graham Lindsey also went close to opening the scoring.

On 25 minutes, though, Hamble stole the lead with a massively wind-assisted goal, as Fareham defender Louis Martin, attempting to head clear, sent the ball over the head of Douglas and in.

Almost before the celebrations were over, Hamble left the back door open and Boud went through it to lob Jon Webb for a superbly taken equaliser.

Fareham stepped up the pressure and just before the interval Ashley Tattershall used his pace to take him free but shot wide from close range.

Early in the second half, Fareham were left appealing in vain for a penalty after Lindsey appeared to be tripped in the area.

Both sides battled hard to find a winner.

And on 88 minutes, Douglas heaved a huge clearance up field that carried in the wind to lift over the head of Webb and high into the net.

But winner it wasn’t, as seconds before the final whistle, Hamble defender Lloyd Webber blasted a deserved equaliser from long distance.

Moneyfields scraped to a 2-1 victory at lowly New Milton Town.

The visitors were in cruise control as goals from George Gregory and Conor Bailey put them two goals ahead.

But Moneys took their foot off the pedal, allowing New Milton to reduce the deficit.

And it took a goalline clearance from Russell Rackley to ensure the Copnor club came back from the New Forest with all three points.

Bognor suffered a major setback in their hopes of winning the Ryman one south title as they lost 1-0 away to local rivals Worthing.

Ryan McBride settled a scrappy derby with the winner, before being sent off minutes later for a second yellow.

A lacklustre display by the Rocks has left them two points behind leaders Dulwich Hamlet.