Beavers denied by late Hawks goal
A point snatched away by a goal in the 90th minute for Hawks
A late Wes Fogden strike for the Hawks snatched the points away after Hampton had done enough to earn at least a point from the game.
The Beavers had the first chance with Brendan Kiernan but Havant defended well and almost took the lead themselves with Andreas Robinson forcing a smart save from Sam Howes.
Hawks keeper Ryan Young had to be alert to prevent Christian Jolley firing one home just before the half hour as the forward sneaked in at the back post.
After half time, the match took a while to get going, and it took until the 68th minute to open up as Wes Fogden curled one against the bar with Howes beaten.
Hampton responded with debutant Malachi Napa forcing a diving save out of Young just 5 mins later as both sides tried to make something happen.
The game’s flashpoint came about with less than 10 minutes to go, as Howes’ kick from hands was interfered with by a Hawks player; as play was allowed to continue by the referee - to everyone's surprise - substitute Matt Tubbs struck his shot against the post as the Beavers reacted unhappily. As the referee went to stop the Hampton protests to the assistant, he appeared to hurt his shoulder, necessitating a long stoppage in play.
With seconds to go of normal time, the Hawks snatched the points as Fogden found himself in some space on the Hampton left, and curled a good shot over Howes and into the furthest corner of the net to send the visitors home happy.
After the match, Dowse was clearly unhappy.
"Its been a bit of a sticky time for us recently, and its the first time we've lost 3 matches on the bounce while I've been here. Last season we couldn't defend, but this season we can't score, which is a problem we've never had before. I knew it would take time to build a new squad but this is not good enough."