WATLINGTON TOWN started sluggishly at bottom side Northway who put the visitors under pressure from the outset.
Keeper James Conn was beaten either side of a rare Will Clements strike in the first half.
At half-time stand-in boss Steve Strong switched things around in midfield. Despite the changes Town made another uncharacteristic error at the back and were instantly punished to find themselves 3-1 down, but a swift recovery then ensued as Ben Little ran on to a through ball and lobbed the keeper to make it 3-2.
A Luke Yeulet cross was diverted into his own net by a Northway defender for the equaliser, as the visitors started to make their superiority count.