Ed Sanders secured a point for Howell and Darin Killpartrick’s team after Ryan Woodford has headed Havant into a half-time lead.
Either side could have won it in an open and attacking second half but a point apiece kept Bognor and the Hawks second and third in the Ryman premier table.
Afterwards Howell praised his players - not just for holding the Hawks and pushing them all the way, but for a first half of the season which has seen them exceed expectations.
See his interview on video, above - and see the Bognor Observer for match reports and reaction.
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