Horndean 3 Whitchurch United 3.

Whitchurch were still smarting after their FA Cup defeat at Hallen and caught Horndean cold as Dan Phillips’ fine finish gave them an early lead.

Further goals from Phillips and man of the match Jack McCarthy were sandwiched by two Gary Austin strikes as the Jam Boys went into half-time trailing 3-2.

McCarthy then exited with a dead leg and Horndean sensed a result and with five minutes left Nathan Paxton salvaged a point for the home side.

On Monday Whitchurch entertained Fawley at Longmeadow and despite the heavy rain the pitch held up well for the match which was delayed due to congestion on the motorway.

United’s goal twins Dan Phillips and Jack McCarthy were again in tandem and Phillips outpaced the Fawley defence to open the scoring.

When McCarthy made it 2-0 from a Phillips cross it looked comfortable for the side looking to cement a top four spot but Keiran Palmer reduced the arrears before the break.

Sadly the game was held up again after visiting keeper Joe Prodomo was knocked out when challenging for United’s third goal.

Centre half Adam Pearson outjumped the keeper to nod home a far post cross but Prodomo came off worse and was taken to hospital with concussion.

Whitchurch spokesman John Rutledge said after: “The game lost its fizz after that injury stoppage as the players were cold and wet from hanging around.

‘Fawley played some good football and were unlucky not to score but we are pleased with the result and we are gelling really well. The club wish Joe well and hope he makes a quick recovery”

Whitchurch have no game tomorrow but entertain Alton Town from the Combined Counties League on Wednesday in the Hampshire Senior Cup.