Rae Allen and Kim Tyrell hit the target as Havant battled to a 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove in South Clubs’ Women’s League division two.
Skipper Allen opened the scoring against the title hopefuls with a fine finish in the first half.
The Barncroft Way hosts worked tirelessly to hold on to that advantage until Tyrell deflected home a second to relieve the tension during a nervy finale.
Havant’s second win of the campaign saw them take a share of seventh place.
Meanwhile, the club’s men’s first team hammered Banbury 8-0 in South League premier division one.
Havant, who sit second in the table behind Bromley & Beckenham, opened the scoring in the eighth minute when James Speke finished a well-worked move.
James Evans linked with Borja Meissner, who set up Ollie Nail to make it 2-0 in the 21st minute.
Meissner went close himself before teeing up James Lester for Havant’s third.
Two further goals capped a superb half, with Adam Seccull grabbing both courtesy of fine finishes from penalty corners.
A scrappy start to the second half also saw Havant’s James Harper limp off with a knee injury.
Mo Lester then suffered a calf strain as the visitors were forced to reshuffle their defence – with versatile Indy Laly filling in at the back.
Seventeen-year-old Tomek Bruml picked out Nail with a great crossfield pass and he delivered for Meissner to deflect home Havant’s sixth.
A fantastic strike from Mike Deller-Merricks made it 7-0 before Meissner capped the win following good work by Connor McLaughlan.