BEMERTON Heath Harlequins made the relatively short trip to Southampton to face students Team Solent on Saturday.

Like Bemerton, Team Solent have started the season slowly but with all their students back from their holidays, they are a much stronger team than a couple of weeks ago.

Bemerton started the much brighter of the teams and were on top straight away, getting in behind time and time again.

They took the lead from a set piece, as Jake Rawkins’ cross found the head of Kelvin Robinson for his first goal for the club.

As the half progressed Solent grew in to the game and also started to look dangerous going forward.

They equalised when a corner was not dealt with and the sides went in all square at half time.

Solent started the second half on top and were playing some neat football without actually troubling Lewis Watch in the Bemerton goal.

The students did take the lead mid-way though the half when more sloppy defending allowed the Solent forward to finish easily.

Bemerton introduced Russell Jones and Jordan Matthews and their energy started to cause problems.

Harlequins should have equalised on 75 minutes when another perfect cross from Rawkins was headed over from close range by Scott Hassell.

But the equaliser did come five minutes later. A great ball from Seb Dawes found the path of Jake Rawkins who slotted home to earn his side a draw.

Bemerton manager Rae Hughes spoke to JournalSport after the game and said: “A decent point against a good team.

“I knew it would be a slow start for us as we are a completely new squad but with a couple of recent signings we are starting to show what we are capable of.

“Its important we keep working and fighting for each other and try to slowly move away from the bottom of the table.”