BEMERTON Heath Harlequins went down 4-2 away at newly promoted Hamble on Saturday.

Bemerton handed debuts to two 17-years-olds, Alex Haynes and Harry Prisk.

Harlequins started the better of the two teams, passing the ball neatly, but Hamble opened the scoring after ten minutes when slack marking allowed Sam Wilson to fire home.

They doubled their lead shortly after, when a poor pass across Bemerton’s own box was intercepted, and again Hamble finished clinically to make it 2-0.

Bemerton thought they should have had a penalty on 25 minutes, when Matthews rose highest only for his effort to be blocked by an arm, but the referee waved play on.

Two minutes later Jamie Waters was shown a straight red for a high, late tackle.

The second half was an even affair, but sloppy defending allowed Hamble to score two more.

The only positive for Bemerton was the introduction of Jordan Matthews, on his debut, scoring two goals.

Manager Rae Hughes spoke after the game and said: “Another improved performance when we have the ball but we need to improve defensively and quickly.

“I don’t mean the back four, all over we need to defend from the front.

“We have conceded 14 goals in three games, its simply not good enough.

“Very disappointing. I will work hard again this week to improve the squad and bring some new bodies in.”