WHITCHURCH United snapped a recent losing streak with an excellent 3-1 at mid table Bemerton Heath Harlequins in the Wessex League Premier Division.

The result kept the Jam Boys one from bottom, but they are now only a point behind the two teams above them, and one of these Cowes Sports they have four games in hand on.

Whitchurch took just five minutes to take the lead at Bemerton from Danny Phillips and Luke Walker doubled the lead before the break.

After the interval, the home side pulled a goal back with 15 minutes left, but the Jam Boys were not to be denied the victory, as Walker scored this second and his side's third.

After this Jack Breed went close to adding another for Whitchurch.

A delighted Carl Bennett said: "I felt we wanted it more than they did. they had a good spell after the break and are a well organised side as are all Graham Kemp teams. It was a great performance and we deserved the win."

This Saturday, the Jam Boys have a home game against sixth placed Team Solent, who beat them 9-0 earlier in the campaign.

Looking ahead to this game Bennett said: "They are a good team and everything went their way last time. I think if we play as did at Bemerton we can get something out of this game.

"I still feel we can get out of the bottom three, when you look at the fixtures we have left."

On Wednesday night, Whitchurch will hope to book a place in the Andover open Cup final, when Winchester Castle, victors over the Overton are the visitors to Longmeadow. Whitchurch chairman Brian Jackman is standing down from the role due to family and work commitments.

The club would like to thank Brian for the time, effort and money he has put into the club since becoming first team sponsor in 2011, progressing to chairman in 2013.

Everyone at the club wish him all the best for the future and hope to see him at the ground when he can make it.