BEMERTON Heath Harlequins recent improved form continued as they beat Portsmouth based side Baffins Milton Rovers 1-0 at home on Saturday.

Baffins were also in good form, currently sitting 9th in the table.

The first 20 minutes was fairly even with neither keeper being overly troubled.

Bemerton scored the only goal of the game half way through the first half when a well worked corner resulted in Scott Hassell rising highest to powerfully head home.

Shortly after it could of been two when a Jake Rawkins cross was met by Kelvin Robinson, but the keeper pulled off a fantastic save to keep the score at one and keep Baffins in the game.

Baffins did have the better of the play for the final minutes of the half but Rob Crossley in the home goal stood firm.

The second half again was even, chances came and went for both teams, but neither were able to capitalise.

It was a tense final ten minutes for Bemerton as Baffins threw more players forward, but Crossley and the back four defended well and kept it at 1-0 to earn Bemmy all three points and their fourth league win of the season.

Manager Rae Hughes spoke to JournalSport following the game and said: “A great win and performance against a good, organised and hard working team.

“A valuable three points for us.

“We must now kick on and get this season going.

“We have now proven we can mix it with the teams around the top ten, so it’s just about a bit more consistency and belief.

“There will be many more ups and downs with such a young team but there are lots of positive signs now.”

Bemerton’s next game is away to 21st placed Petersfield Town in the league on Saturday, November 4, followed by the visit of 12th place Shaftesbury to the Clubhouse, on Tuesday, November 7.