Hockey: Havant have champion character

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Havant produced an impressive second-half comeback to beat Southgate 3-2 and keep the pressure on Hounslow at the top of PizzaExpress National League First Division, writes Brian Tatlock. After Southgate had taken a 2-0 interval lead with goals from Sean Kerry, from a penalty corner, and Adrian Simons, Havant showed the character of champions, scoring through Don Williams and Calum Giles to pull level before Ian Pattison netted a last-minute winner. Victory kept them level with Hounslow, with a game in hand. Hounslow also hit back at Bristol to beat Firebrands 3-1 with Rob Thompson, Bob Crutchley and David Hacker scoring after Adrian Matthews had given Firebrands a ninth-minute lead.