With the half-time team-talk still ringing in their ears Sussex came out with a point to prove in the second-half and on fifty-three minutes they were level.
Some fine interplay led to the ball being played out to the right and a deep cross found Sussex skipper Alfie Rogers unmarked at the far post to side-foot into the net.
Sussex continued to have the majority of the possession, apart from the odd breakaway by the home side, but their efforts were dealt with comfortably by the reliable Glover.
At the other end the AFA defence was put under real pressure in the seventieth minute. Three times the ball was cleared off the line in a thirty second spell of chaos in the penalty box, as a combination of great goalkeeping by Rueben Rabstein and last ditch defending just about kept Sussex out.
A draw seemed the inevitable outcome but the AFA had two good chances in stoppage time to clinch the victory. Remy saw his effort beaten out by Glover with the rebound falling to Calvin Donker, but the Sussex stopper was up quickly to complete an outstanding double save.
The last attack of the game went the way of Sussex but Jasper Pattenden was unable to capitalise when put through and one-on-one with Rabstien screwing the shot wide of the target.
A draw was undoubtedly a fair result and credit must go to both goalkeepers, Rabstein and Glover for two exceptional individual displays.
(A selection of photographs can be found on Facebook - courtesy of Kyle Hemsley Photography)
Goals: 1-1; Shots: 8-12; Shots-on-target: 5-6; Fouls: 12-10; Corners: 6-8; Offside: 1-5; Yellow cards: 2-2; Red cards: 0-0.
AFA: Rabstein, Reynolds, Barton, Routledge, Ansa, Armstrong, Remy, Mubiayi, Taylor, Dykes, D’Cruz.
Subs: Simpson-Miles, Sanchez, Gyasi, Donker, O’Leary.
Sussex: Glover, Reed, Parker, Goldsmith, Walsh, Pickering, Gould, Mott, Rogers, Williamson, Skerry.
Subs: Daley, Pattenden.
Match report by Bob Rashbrook