BEMERTON Heath Harlequins continued their quest for the Wessex League Division One title with a resounding 6-0 victory over Verwood Town.

The league leaders made quick work of their lowly opponents, with Rudy Plummer opening the scoring – and his account for the club – after just 10 minutes of action.

Just 20 minutes into the game, Eddie Perrett made it two after snagging a Justin Bennett flick, before five minutes later Bennett himself grabbed the Harlequins afternoon third .

Goals resumed five minutes after the break, with Kane O’Keefe heading home from a Danny Young corner.

Provider Young then became a goalscorer 10 minutes later, bounding on a loose ball to make it five for Bemmy.

With 10 minutes remaining, Devon Arnold was brought down in the box allowing Bennett to take a penalty for his 32nd league goal of the campaign.

Elsewhere, Downton won 3-1 at Romsey thanks to a brace from Samuel Howe and a strike from Cameron Butler.

In Wessex Premier, basement boys Amesbury gave themselves a fighting chance in the relegation battle by beating runners-up Hythe & Dibden away from home.

Only their second league win of their campaign and first since August, a Scott Hassell brace gave Amesbury a vital three points.

It now means Bonnymead’s side are two points behind Hythe with two games less – but still some safe distance, with 14 points between the Blues and Christchurch in 19th.