As was true of Long Melford and Cornard United (visited by the Pieman the previous season), Harlequins ground is surrounded on three sides by conifers. This gives a real enclosed effect for small venues and apart from anything else, assists in the retrieval of wayward shots. The fourth side (behind one goal) houses the turnstile block, clubhouse, tea bar and dressing rooms. Above this complex is an executive type veranda from where the game can be viewed.
The stand is a decent structure affording a good unhindered view of action. Surrounding the playing area is a brick wall which combined with all other aspects gives this venue a very professional appearance. Bemerton Heath Harlequins triumphed 4-1 to progress in this national competition but not before having to overcome a resilient Shrewton who more than held their own before the break. With a little more luck they would have led at the break. The home side were worthy winners though and the screamer that almost burst the net in the closing minutes was the icing on the cake. I invested in a bus ticket to get back to Salisbury station. There appears to be a very regular service on Saturdays.
Hot Chocolate: 50p
Bus Back to Salisbury Station: £1.20