WINLESS from the last three games, Bemerton Heath Harlequins slumped to a 6-1 defeat to Horndean in their final home game of the season in the Sydenhams Premier Division.

Bemerton were down to the bare bones in terms of personnel, having to play three players who were unfit.

But Graham Kemp’s side took the lead in the 16th minute, Scott Joyce’s scuffed shot beat the keeper to give them the advantage, making it 36 goals for the season.

But Horndean struck back with two goals from Mark Smith. The visitors then bagged two goals in quick succession courtesy of Connor Duffin and Ash Howes. Duffin then grabbed his second and Jack Maloney scored from the spot to end the rout.

Manager Graham Kemp told JournalSport: “I was very disappointed again with the attitude and performance. We had three unfit players and this time it was a game too far. Hopefully the new manager will be able to convince some young local lads to sign and the club will decide to run a reserves or youth team to help stop this happening.”

Bemerton play Portland United away on Saturday in their final league fixture of the season, followed by Shrewton United in the semi-final of the Salisbury Hospital Cup on April 25. The winner will face Salisbury FC in the final on Wednesday, May 10 at 7.45pm.