Hawks held Eastleigh to a 2-2 draw in a dramatic Blue Square Bet clash at the Silverlake Stadium.
Sahr Kabba put Lee Bradbury’s men ahead and Christian Nanetti made it 2-0 from the penalty spot.
But Eastleigh struck twice to level and then pressed for a winner.
Hawks held strong, though, to pick up a valuable point.
Gosport Borough crushed hosts St Albans City 6-1 in the Southern League premier division.
Dan Woodward scored twice early on.
Borough were on the rampage as strikes from Dan Wooden and Aaron Cook made it 4-0 at the break.
Rory Williams notched the fifth in the second half and, after St Albans pulled one back, Adam Wilde made it six.
Bognor recorded a superb 3-1 win over Eastbourne Borough in the Sussex Senior Cup.
Hayling United were beaten 3-1 at home by Downton in the Wessex premier.
AFC Portchester slipped to a 3-0 defeat at premier division leaders Alresford Town.
It was a first loss for Wicor Rec boss Graham Rix.