BEMERTON Heath Harlequins are through to the quarter final of the Salisbury Hospital Cup, following a 4-1 extra time win over local rivals Downton.

Harlequins started the brighter of the two sides and took the lead after ten minutes when Seb Dawes thundered the ball home from 20 yards.

The goal though seemed to spur Downton on as they grew into the game and started to create chances of their own.

Downton were first to react to most balls and harassed and hurried Harlequins all over the pitch.

The Robins got their deserved equaliser when Ben Smith reacted first from a Downton free kick and finished neatly to level the score.

The second half saw Bemmy start to match Downton for work rate and this then meant they had more of the ball.

Both teams had chances to win the match in normal time but both keepers were in top form to keep the ball out as the game finished 1-1, meaning extra time as needed.

Extra time was very one sided as the superior fitness from Bemerton showed straight away. Jordan Matthews got the first goal of extra time.

He then added to his tally with a tidy finish at the back post to take the game away from Downton.

Jack Slade then scored the fourth and final goal for Bemerton, finishing off a well worked move, with the final score 4-1 to Bemerton.

Bemerton manager Rae Hughes spoke after the game and said: “We are in the hat for the next round which is the most important thing but fair play to Downton.

“They didn’t give us a second on the ball and made us make mistakes.

“They looked dangerous on the break as well but Rob in goal and the back four stood strong.

“Our fitness showed in the end which is pleasing.”