BEMERTON Heath Harlequins Bemerton HH roared to the top of Wessex League Division One last Saturday after putting Whitchurch to the sword for the second time in a month by the same

5-2 scoreline, writes DAVID HEATHER.

The game was played in ideal conditions and it did not take long for the Harlequins to take the lead when a Jacob Rawkins cross was superbly headed home by Kane O’Keefe.

Rawkins was causing panic in the Whitchurch rearguard and another of his crosses was met by O’Keefe again to make it two after 25 minutes.

Whitchurch were not in the game but were given a 37th minute lifeline when Danny Field and Paddy Creese were involved in a mix-up and gifted a goal to Ryan Long.

However, Bemmy hit straight back as Justin Bennett scored the first of another hat-trick.

After the interval it was a case of how many as Chances went begging but Bennett completed the scoring with two goals for his fifth hat-trick of the season.

Whitchurch did get a consolation five minutes from time, when a low shot from 20 yards out from

Malin Bowman somehow evaded Creese and dropped over the line.

It was another good result against a side fourth in the table.

On Tuesday night, Bemmy travelled to United Services Portsmouth and unfortunately lost 3-0, which sent the Pompey side into pole position in Division One and with Hythe and Dibden also winning, Bemmy slipped to third in the table.

This Saturday they face a massive game at fourth placed Downton.