Southgate scored a late equaliser to draw 3-3 against Teddington and keep pace with their opponents in the Mens Hockey League Division One South table.

Giulio Ferrini and Max Garner helped Southgate battle back level at 2-2, and after Teddington went back in front, Ferrini popped up to equalise again and secure a share of the points.

Teddington dominated the first half and opened the scoring in the eighth minute when Matt Daly finished past Chris Rea.

Despite their superior display, it took until just before the break for the hosts to double their lead, which came through Elliot Smith’s penalty corner.

Southgate coach Matt Grinham made a couple of tactical changes at the break and they paid dividends almost straight away as Ferrini opened his account for the afternoon, getting a touch to the ball to deflect past Alex Rooney.

Shortly after, the game was level when James O’Neill’s through ball found its way to Garner, and the 17-year-old made no mistake with his finish.

Southgate were pressing for a winner but, against the run of play, Teddington were awarded a controversial penalty corner which was put away by Smith.

The visitors didn’t let it deter them though, and they fought back once more as Ferrini pounced on Alex Williams’ saved effort to secure a draw.

Southgate now find themselves fourth in the table with the top six teams separated by just one point and goal difference. They now entertain Fareham at home this Saturday at 2.15pm.