Gosport Borough surrendered a half-time lead in their Vanarama Conference South 1-1 draw against Maidenhead United at Privett Park but may well look upon the result as a point gained.
The hosts maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a share of the spoils in the proverbial game of two halves.
Alex Pike’s side had led at the break through Justin Bennett’s predatory strike but were indebted to determined defending and indiscipline from the visitors – who had dangerman Dave Tarpey sent off – following Reece Tiscon-Lascaris’ leveller.
Matt Parr’s Fareham Town side built on Saturday’s FA Cup comeback at Romsey with a five-star demolition of Totton & Eling in the Wessex League premier division.
The Creeksiders,who battled back to win 3-1 on their travels at the weekend, carried on the winning momentum with an emphatic 5-1 triumph on home soil.
Wayne Boud was the hat-trick hero in an emphatic Fareham display, with team-mate Mark Wheeler and an own goal completing the hosts’ scoring at Cams Alders.
AFC Portchester ended rivals Horndean’s unbeaten start to the Wessex League premier division season with a hard-fought 2-1 win at Wicor Rec.
Graham Rix’s side took the lead from the penalty spot in an evenly-contested first-half with veteran Sammy Igoe on target for the hosts.
Horndean were given a way back into the game, though, when they were awarded a spot-kick of their own moments after the break.
Dan Hayes stepped up for Dave Carter’s side but was expertly denied by a sprawling Luke Hutchings save.
The Deans lived to regret that miss when Gary Moody’s header gave Portchester a 2-0 lead – and even more so when Nathan Paxton reduced the arrears late on before hitting the crossbar at the death.