BEMERTON exited the FA Cup away at Hamworthy United.

Harlequins went in to the game without the experienced duo of Robbie Matthews and Jack Slade and on loan goalkeeper Lewis Watch.

Bemerton got off to the worst possible start, with Hamworthy taking the lead in only the third minute when a cross was headed home at the back post.

Hamworthy played some neat passing football but Bemerton grew into the game with both wide players, Jones and Rawkins, starting to cause the home defence some problems.

Bemerton started the second half the same as the first when they conceded very early on. But this kicked Bemerton in to gear and for the next 25 minutes they created chance after chance. Russell Jones reacted first to a fumble from the home keeper to make the scores 2-1. Bemerton kept creating and it only seemed a matter of time before the equaliser came. But Bemerton just couldn’t convert. With the clock running out, Bemerton changed shape and pushed players forward and Hamworthy scored 2 late goals against the run of play.

Full time 4-1.

Rae Hughes spoke after the game and said: “A much improved performance against a decent footballing side. Unfortunately small errors are costing us at the moment.

“At 2-1 we had to to go for it and they scored 2 very late on. The positive side is that we are creating lots of chances. Sooner or later we will start converting and the positive results will follow”.