IAN Musselwhite’s equaliser helped Hayward Saturday Premier Division title chasers Bournemouth Electric keep their hopes on track.

Electric’s league bid took a turn for the worse against Hamworthy Recreation, when Rec grabbed a second-half lead through Kieron Mulvey.

But the Sparkies increased their advantage at the top when they battled back to force a 1-1 draw with Musselwhite’s strike.

Jamie Morgan and Terry Foote bagged two each and Mickey Finch was also on target when reigning champions Bournemouth Manor swept aside Bournemouth University 5-1.

Clive Makoni scored the university outfit’s consolation goal.

Electric and Manor go head to head in cup action on Thursday night when they meet at Hurn Bridge (7.30pm) in the MA Hart Poole Bay Challenge Cup final.

Westover Bournemouth’s title aspirations were dealt a devastating blow when they suffered back-to-back defeats.

Kyle Graham’s 18th-minute strike on Tuesday night was not enough to save Westover from a 4-1 defeat against AFC Burton, who netted through Danny Cook, Jamie Trimble and a couple of goals from Levi Ridealgh.

Graham found the net again when Westover hosted Parley Sports on Saturday. Ed Ewens added another but Conrad Churchill bagged a hat-trick to give the visitors the edge 3-2.

Queen’s Park Athletic’s Division One title hopes were finally extinguished in their final game of the season, when Gotham defeated them 2-0 thanks to goals from Ryan Ashford and Ben Hatch.

Bournemouth Electric reserves finished two points ahead of Queen’s Park after substitute Abraham Adesoji gave them the verdict 3-2 in their final game of the season against Bransgore United.

Luke McCoy and Darren Saunders were the other Electric marksmen, while Bransgore’s goals came from Ed Page and Jake Warry.

Meanwhile, Stuart Marshall rattled in four and Ben Hatch notched a hat-trick when Gotham gave Fordingbridge Turks a 10-2 hammering.

Joe Bond, Tom Baker and Ollie Peckham added one each for Gotham who could snatch the title from Electric if they win all four remaining games.

Gotham also have the the Hampshire Junior A Cup final on Saturday against Harvest Home at AFC Portchester.