HAVANT paid a high price for errors as they lost 4-2 to Team Bath Buccaneers in the EHL Conference West.
Failure to clear a ball resulted in a succession of corners and Havant eventually conceded the opener.
George Ferrant was on hand to make it 1-0 to Bath.
Havant defender James Lester then saw his pass intercepted by Havant old-boy Tim Davenport, who calmly slotted home.
Bath were rampant and they soon went 3-0 up with more bright play.
After some stern words during the half-time break, Havant pushed forward.
But Davenport got in to score his second from a near post flick, making the score 4-0.
Not downhearted, Havant continued to press forward and star-man Andy Pett made a determined run into the Bath D to win a penalty stroke, which he calmly converted.
Havant added a second when Dan Faulkner scored a fine goal.
Determined Havant forced six corners in the final 10 minutes but could not add to their two goals.
Havant under-18s crushed Surbiton 7-0 at Havant College in national knockout cup action.
United Services beat Havant VI 5-0 at Havant College in Hampshire League division seven.
Services settled quickly and early attacks were blocked by Havant’s defence.
But Services’ pressure told with a well-taken goal from Tom Weaver giving them a 1-0 lead just before the break.
Weaver made it 2-0 before Ryan Carey slipped the ball to skipper Kieran Hatchley, who scored his first and then promptly notched his second.
Lee McEvoy fed Oscar Chilton to add a fine goal and put the gloss on a good performance.
In the Wessex Masters division two, United Services beat Portsmouth & Southsea 5-0 at a sweltering Burnaby Road.
Rob O’Kane struck a hat-trick for a dominant United Services outfit.
‘Chilli’ Chilton and Daz Bendall were also on the mark for Services.