DIVISION ONE SOUTH AND WEST AFC Hayes 4 Abingdon United 4
Ross Ahir scored a late equaliser to earn AFC Hayes a share of the spoils from an eight-goal thriller at Farm Park.
Abingdon United were behind as early as the opening minute yet they took the lead for the first time in the 75th minute and they looked set to cling on until Ahir worked his magic two minutes from time.
The midfielder appeared to be surrounded by defenders but somehow he found space to find the far corner and level the score at 4-4.
Hayes might have even snatched victory when Dean Papali and Trevor Charlery went through but both were thwarted by visiting keeper James Foster.
Dean Clark lit the touch paper in the first minute when he sent Papali away and the striker did the rest and Hayes held on to the lead until the 35th minute when they failed to clear their lines and Matthew Biddle volleyed a spectacular equaliser.
It stayed that way until early in the second half when Papali was pulled back and he converted from the penalty spot yet just 25 seconds later Abingdon were level.
Hayes backed off and Luke Holden made them pay with a vicious shot.
The action continued unabated as Charlery went through to put Hayes in front for the third time but a poor goal kick gave Micheas Herbert the chance to strike back.
Anaclet Odhiambo then looked set to break Hayes hearts with a vicious shot for Abingdon's fourth goal until Ahir salvaged a point.
New signing Craig Bartlett was in the squad for Hayes following his switch from Windsor & Eton but he remained on the bench.
HAYES: Thornton, Bennell, Clerkin, Metwali, Turner, Duncan, Pereira, Ahir, Papali, Clark, Charlery. Subs: Polidore, Harwood, Chakaodza, Bartlett, Harry.
Goals, Hayes: Papali 1, 50 (pen); Charlery 60; Ahir 88. Abingdon: Biddle 35; Holden 51; Herbert 70; Odhiambo 36. Attendance: 56.