BEMERTON Heath Harlequins continued their recent improved form with a hard fought point at home to Alresford Town.

The home side got off to the worst possible start and were two down in side ten minutes. A few weeks ago this would of been game over but the confidence and belief in the players now showed as the half progressed.

Rob Crossley in the home goal pulled off a great penalty save to keep it at two which was justice as the foul was clearly outside the box.

Harlequins introduced Jack Slade at half time and his presence and aerial threat completely changed the game.

Bemmy were now by far the better team and were creating chances at will.

Their first goal came when Slade knocked the ball into the path of Jake Rawkins was volleyed home from the edge of the box.

The second goal came soon after when Slade rose above the keeper to head home.

With a minute left Alresford did have the ball in the net but the linesman flag saved the day.

Harlequins manager Rae Hughes spoke to JournalSport after the game and said: “A good point after such a poor start. We can’t come out and start any game the way we did today.

"Credit to the lads though, for 65 minutes after that we controlled the game and arguably should of taken all three points in the end. Need to mention Rob Crossley who had a fantastic debut in goal.

"We move on to Tuesday now when we travel to Brockenhurst.”