JUSTIN Bennett bagged a brace as Bemerton Heath Harlequins sealed the win they needed to be crowned Wessex Division One champions.

Veteran Bennett, who has scored well over 600 goals across his 20-year career, has since announced his retirement from football, ending on a high at the weekend.

Three teams went into the final weekend of the season still with a chance of taking the league title, but Bemerton knew victory over Andover Town would be enough for them.

And they did exactly that, triumphing 3-1 at Moon Park in front of more than 200 fans, with Danny Young also on target.

Young broke the deadlock on 18 minutes after fine work from Harry Beckley.

It was soon 2-0, as Young turned provider. He latched onto a weak backpass before teeing up Bennett, who made no mistake.

But Bemmy were not done there, moving 3-0 ahead by half-time. Jamie Henry won possession and broke forwards, picking out the pacy Ronan Clancy.

He in turn slid the ball through for Bennett to bag his 49th league goal of the season.

Andover flew out the traps in the second half, pulling a goal back through Ben Emans.

But Bemerton regrouped to see out the victory, sparking wild celebrations as they now prepare for life back in Wessex Premier.

Also still in with a chance of promotion are Laverstock & Ford.

In-form Lavvy booked their spot in the play-offs with a 5-0 thumping of Ash United on Saturday with Chae Sykes, Jake Rawkins (2), Archie Lovegrove and Lewis Wakeford on target.

That secured a fifth-placed finish, and a trip to second-placed Andover New Street in the play-off semi-finals on Tuesday.

And there the Laverstock machine kept rolling, winning 3-0 with Wakeford, Lovegrove and Russ Jones all finding the net.

The Bulldogs will look to clinch promotion on Saturday, visiting either Folland Sports or Newport.

Elsewhere, relegated Amesbury Town rounded off their forgettable Wessex Premier campaign with a 1-0 win over Blackfield & Langley thanks to a Joshua Moore goal.

In Wessex One, Ringwood Town drew 1-1 at Fleet Spurs to end 14th, while Downton finished seventh after thrashing Totton & Eling 8-0.