Adam Watts was provided with his debut at 'Stoke, and despite going a goal behind Boro were unfortunate not to come away with all 3 after a great 2nd half comeback.
Boss Tommy Widdrington was also forced into other late changes as several players were caught in rush hour M25 traffic and late to the fixture, but his side were competitive in the opening half-hour only to be undone by a low right-wing delivery that Delano Sam-Yorke met, somewhat luckily, to give his side a 1-0 lead.
Boro responded with Darren Lok just short of a David Knight delivery but the hosts finished the stronger with Sam-Yorke just inches wide and a 2nd shot blocked.
Widdrington made a half-time change with Ellis Remy introduced for Ben Adams, and Marvin Hamilton soon followed and these changes swung the momentum in The Sports favour. With Boro in the ascendancy Remy equalised with a far post header from a deep delivered corner on 66 minutes.
Sam-Yorke came closest to putting his side back in front but Boro were very much on top and Ollie Rowe put his side in front when another restart, a free-kick, dropped in the home box and he stabbed home for 2-1 on 83.
With time running out the home side, in the 6th minute of 5 added, substitute Stefan Brown strode down the wide right onto a through ball and slotted home the equaliser.
Basingstoke Town: Bayes, Rice, Warner, Bergqvist, Gasson, Lake, Daly, Macauley (McNish 78), Sills, Sam-Yorke, Holder-Spooner (Brown 87)
Cards: Gasson Y
Goals: Sam-Yorke (30)
Borough: Day, Watts, Cole, Adelsbury, Rowe, Uddin, Johnson, Raymond, Knight (Hamilton 55), Lok, Adams (Remy 45),
Goals: Remy (61), Rowe (83)
Ref: Mr. M. Pottage
Website MOM: Ben Adelsbury