Dorset Premier League

Next Weeks Fixtures

Date Home Team Away Team Kick off Time
30th Dec Bridport Res Mere Town 3.00 pm
30th Dec Gillingham Town Westland Sports 2.00 pm
30th Dec Hamworthy Utd Res Sturminster Newton 3.00 pm
30th Dec Parley Sports Hamworthy Recreation 2.00 pm
30th Dec Sherborne Town Res Swanage Town & Herston 2.00 pm
30th Dec Wareham Rangers Balti Sports 2.00 pm

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On behalf of the LMC, we would like to wish you all a;

XMAS 2017



Match Day Round Up

Hamworthy Recreation moved back to the top of the League table for xmas after a comfortable 5-0 win at Magna Road against Bridport Res. Swanage Town & Herston kept up the pressure on the leaders after an entertaining 4-2 win at Parley Sports. Mere Town made the long trip south to the Purbecks to play hosts Wareham Rangers and the long trip home will be more bearable after their 6-1 win. Merley CS win again, this time with a routine 2-0 victory at Home against Sturminster Newton. Sherborne Town Res moved off the bottom of the table after deservedley winning 3-0 at Blandford United. In the late game, Hamworthy United Res entertained Dorchester Sports with the "Hammers" running out impressive 3-0 winners, a defeat that sees Sports slip to 2nd place in the table.

Matches Postponed

Following Morning Pitch Inspections;



Have been POSTPONED due to Pitch Conditions.


Match Day Round Up

Dorchester Sports stay top of the pile after gaining a narrow 1-0 win at defending Champions Holt United. Balti Sports and Merley Cobham Sports played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at Cranford Avenue whilst Parley Sports gained their 5th win of the season after beating their hosts Blandford United 5-3. Hamworthy Rec welcomed Wareham Rangers to Magna Road and duly beat their visitors 5-1 to stay 2nd in the table. Hamworthy United Res made the trip North to Sherborne Town Res and came away from Raleigh Grove with a decent 4-1 win. Sturminster Newton got themselves a welcome win as they deservedley beat Mere Town 3-1 at home, meanwhile at Alvington, Westland Sports gained an impressive 3-0 win against Swanage Town & Herston to leapfrog their opponants and go 3rd in the table. In the late kick off, Bridport Res and Shaftesbury Res shared 6 goals in an entertaining 3-3 draw at St Marys Field.


Match Day Round Up

In last nights remaining Dorset Senior Trophy tie, Hamworthy Recreation bowed out 3-1 at Poole Town FC Development.


DCFA Senior Trophy -Qtr Final Draw UPDATED


PARLEY SPORTS v Poole Town Development

Westland Sports Res v DORCHESTER SPORTS



ALL Ties to be played on the 6th January 2018- Kick Off - 1.30pm


Match Day Round Up

DPL League

Westland Sports produced six of the best as they beat their guests, Bridport Res 6-0 at Alvington, whilst Shaftesbury Res secured a deserved 2-1 "Derby" win at Mere Town. Swanage Town & H beat Gillingham Town 4-1 at Days Park.


Parley Sports continued with their defence of the trophy after beating Chickerell Utd Away 4-3. Westland Sports Res produced the shock result of the round as they travelled to Balti Sports and duly beat their hosts 3-1. Merley CS also progressed after beating visitors Dorchester Town Res 1-0 in a close game. In 1 of 2 All DPL ties, Dorchester Sports thrashed Blandford Utd 7-1 at the Avenue Stadium whilst in the other, Wareham Rangers gained a confidence boosting 4-0 win against Sturminster Newton in the Purbecks. In the late Kick Off, Hamworthy Utd Res entertained Holt Utd and it was the Bulls who made it into the hat for the next round after securing a 2-0 win.


Match Day Round Up

Congratulations to Sherborne Town Res who gained their 1st League win of the season after defeating high flying Merley CS 4-2 at Raleigh Grove. League Leaders Dorchester Sports maintained pole position after beating Wareham Rangers 4-1 at the Avenue Stadium. Gillingham Town won the North Dorset derby against Sturminster Newton 2-1 at Hardings Lane, whilst Swanage Town & H gained another impressive win on the road, this time 5-1 at Blandford Utd. Hamworthy Recreation move back into 2nd spot after winning 6-0 at Magna Road against Shaftesbury Res. Balti Sports suffered their 3rd straight defeat this time at home to Mere Town who triumphed 2-1 at the College. In the 3.00pm Kick Off, Hamworthy Utd Res made the long trip to West Dorset and will enjoy their trip back as they triumphed 6-2 at Bridport Res.


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Match Day Round Up

Dorchester Sports take over at the top of the table following their 4-2 win at Mere Town, Merley CS move into 2nd place after a narrow 2-1 win at Wareham Rangers, Holt United go 3rd after a 3-1 win against Bridport Res at Petersham Lane. Gillingham Town won 3-1 at Blandford United, whilst Parley Sports made the trip to Sherborne Town Reserves and came away from Raleigh Grove with a 6-2 victory. Westland Sports deservedley beat Balti Sports 4-1 at Alvington whilst Swanage Town registered a fine 5-2 win at Sturminster Newton. in the Late Game Hamworthy United Res thrashed Shaftesbury Res 6-0 at the County Ground.


Match Day Round Up

DPL League Cup

Hamworthy Recreation earned themselves a Quarter Final tie at home against Holt United after coming from behind to defeat the holders Swanage Town & H 3-1 this afternoon at Magna Road.

DPL League

In the Clash of the Bottom two sides Sherborne Town Res welcomed Wareham Rangers to Raleigh Grove with both sides having to settle for a point a piece after a 1-1 draw. Gillingham Town welcomed Bridport Res to Harding Lane with the Gills running out 6-3 winners. Holt United beat Blandford United 5-2 at Petersham Lane whilst Merley Cobham Sports continued their rich vein of form with a 4-0 win at home against Hamworthy United Res. Shock result of the day came from Weymouth College where Shaftesbury Res beat hosts Balti Sports 5-0. In the final game played today, Parley Sports entertained Dorchester cSports with the visitors coming out on top in a 7 goal thriller, 4-3.

Match Postponed

Westland Sports v Mere Town

Match OFF due to a Waterlogged Pitch.


Somerset Senior Cup - Qtr Final Draw

WESTLAND SPORTS v Stockwood Green

Tie to be played - 3rd March 2018

DCFA Senior Trophy -Rnd 3 Draw


BALTI SPORTS v Westland Sports Res

Chickerell Utd v PARLEY SPORTS



MERLEY CS v Dorchester Town Res

Poole Town Development  v HAMWORTHY RECREATION - Date TBC

Portland Utd Res v Lyme Regis


ALL Ties to be played on the 2nd December 2017 - Kick Off - 1.30pm


Match Day Round


After Swanage v Gillingham was Postponed this morning, the only League Match played saw Mere Town entertain Merley CS with the visitors coming away from Wiltshire with an impressive 5-1 win.


Parley Sports got their defence of the trophy off to a perfect start after beating Bridport Res 5-1 at home, Hamworthy Rec came from a goal down to beat their visitors Corfe Castle 4-1 at Magna Road. Wareham Rangers got a welcome win as they narrowley progressed after beating Allendale 3-2 in the Purbecks. Sturminster Newton made it into the next round with a convincing 6-0 win at Corfe Mullen, joining them in the next round aret Blandford Utd who thrashed Verwood Town Res 12-1 at the Rec. Dorchester Sports travelled to Poole Borough and come away with a 3-0 win. In the days only shock result, Shaftesbury Res welcomed Lyme Regis to Cochrams and it was the visitors from West Dorset who ran out 3-0 winners. In the late kick off Hamworthy Utd Res won the battle of the 2nd teams when they beat Sherborne Town Res 3-2 at the County Ground.


Westland Sports needed 2 late goals in extra time to finally beat visitors Watchet Town 4-2 to progress into the Competitions Quarter Finals.

Matches Postponed

DPL Swanage Town & H v Gillingham Town - Match POSTPONED due to a waterlogged pitch.

DST Balti Sports v Lower Parkstone CFC Match  POSTPONED due to the AWAY team unable to field a side. - Balti Sports FC receive a H W/O


DPL Respect Marks

Congratulations to Hamworthy Recreation FC;

For winning the Games 6 - 10 Respect Award based on marks given by the Match Referee for, The Behaviour of the Players, The Behaviour of the Management Team and the effectiveness of the Captain.

Their winners Cheque will be dispatched shortly of £75.00

Congratulations also to Dorchester Sports FC for being the most improved Team in Games 6 - 10 from their position in Games 1 - 5

Their Cheque will be dispatched shortly for £25.00


Respect 6 - 10


Match Day Round Up

In tonights Dorset Senior Cup Tie, Swanage Town & Herston welcomed Wessex League Shaftesbury to Days Park, with the visitors running out 6-0 winners.

DPL League Cup - Quarter Final Draw

The Draw was made today for the Quarter Finals of this seasons Competition by League Officers attending a FA Development meeting at the Gloucestershire County FA





Date of Ties - T.B.C


Match Day Round Up

In tonights Dorset Senior Cup tie, Gillingham Town travelled to Southern League Wimborne Town and lost 8-2

Sherborne Town FC - Mike Hooper

It is my sad duty to inform the Dorset Premier Football League that our stalwart volunteer Mike Hooper passed away last Thursday. Mike won the FA Volunteer of the year award a few years back and will be sadly missed by everyone at Sherborne Town FC.


Match Day Round Up

FA Vase

Despite a tremendous 2nd half showing, Swanage bowed out of the Competition after losing 2-1 at Bodmin Town. Swanages goal came courtesy of Paul Best.


Congratulations to Sherborne Town Res who picked up their 1st point of the season after a fine 2-2 draw at defending Champions Holt United. Hamworthy Recreation take over at the top after a 3-1 win at Magna Road against Sturminster Newton, Gillingham Town picked up a decent 2-0 win against Dorchester Sports at Hardings Lane. Hamworthy Utd Res beat Parley Sports 3-1 at the County Ground. Bridport Res won 5-0 on the road at Blandford Utd, whilst Merley CS also won impressively on the road by beating Westland Sports 5-3 at Alvington.


Milborne Port FC

Milb Port

The League this evening has received communication from Milborne Port FC informing the League of their IMMEDIATE WITHDRAWAL from the Dorset Premier Football League.

This decision has not been taken lightly by Milborne Port FC but was taken with the best interests of their Club in mind.

Their playing record to date will be expunged from the records.



FA Vase 2nd Round Draw

If Swanage progress into Round 2, they will have another trip to Devon.

FA Vase 2nd Rnd


FA Vase

FA Vase Logo

Following Saturdays Postponement, the FA have re scheduled

SWANAGE TOWN & HERSTON'S tie at Bodmin Town FC for;

Saturday 28th October 2017

Kick Off 3.00pm ET & Pens if Req

This now means the scheduled League match Mere Town v Swanage Town & Herston will be cancelled and rescheduled.

Mere Town are now spare


Match Day Round Up

DPL League Cup

Congratulations to Sherborne Town Res who earned their 1st win of the season after a deserved 3-2 win at home against Parley Sports to earn a place in the next round. Joining them will be Holt Utd who triumphed 6-1 at Blandford Utd, Mere Town also won on the road, 3-2 at the County Ground against hosts Hamworthy Utd Res. Shaftesbury Res made it through after a decent 3-2 win at Cochrams against Dorchester Sports, also in the hat are Balti Sports who won 2-1 at Merley Cobham Sports. Meanwhile at Alvington, Westland Sports progressed after a narrow 1-0 win against Bridport Res.

League Match

In todays only scheduled match, Gillingham Town made the long trip to the Purbecks and came away with a deserved 2-1 win against hosts Wareham Rangers.

Weather Warning


If travelling to any Game today, please heed Local Travel Advice as the Met Office has issued a Weather Warning for the whole South & South West areas for High Winds.

Matches Postponed

FA Vase

Bodmin Town v SWANAGE TOWN & H

Match POSTPONED due to unfit pitch

(Awaiting details of when the tie will be re-scheduled)

DPL League Cup

Milborne Port v Sturminster Newton

Match POSTPONED due to a Waterlogged Pitch


FA Vase


On behalf of the LMC, we wish ALL concerned with


The very best of luck in their FA Vase tie tomorrow. #COYS



Match Day Round Up

In tonights Wiltshire Senior Cup, Mere Town bowed out after losing 5-0 at Melksham Town


Match Day Round Up

Despite 2 Josh Payne goals twice putting the DPL Rep side in the lead it was the Kent County League who triumphed 3-2 at Days Park courtesy of a late winner, to progress into Round 2 of the FA Inter League Cup.

On behalf of the DPL we wish them well in the next round and a massive thank you to all at Swanage Town & Herston FC for their help in staging the game.


Somerset Senior Cup - 3rd Round Draw


Tie to be played on the 4th November 2017

FA Inter League Cup




Match Day Round Up

Congratulations to all involved at Milborne Port FC who gained their 1st points of the season after a fine 5-2 win at Bridport Res. Parley Sports added to Wareham Rangers current woes after thumping them 6-0 whilst Swanage Town & H secured a narrow 2-1 win against Bottom placed Sherborne Town Res at Days Park. Dorchester Sports welcomed Merley CS to the Avenue Stadium winning narrowly 1-0, whilst Shaftesbury Res beat Gillingham Town 4-2 at Cockrams. Hamworthy Recreation made the long trip to Mere Town and came away with a decent 3-0 win sending top of the League Table. Hamworthy United Res beat Blandford Utd 4-0 at the County Ground. Holt Utsd welcomed Balti Sports to Petersham Lane and it was the Bulls who triumphed 6-0 in an emphatic performance.

Somerset Senior Cup

Westland Sports progressed in to the next round courtesy of a 3-1 win at Alvington against Middlezoy Rovers, goals by Smith, Payne & Hedges saw them safely through.

Dorset Senior Trophy

Todays tie STURMINSTER NEWTON v Wimborne Town Development has been POSTPONED due to Wimborne being unable to field a team.

The League Table

P W GD Pts
Hamworthy Recreation 14 12 31 36
Dorchester Sports 16 11 28 34
Swanage Town & Herston 14 11 17 33
Westland Sports 14 10 27 32
Merley Cobham Sports 17 10 19 32
Top Goal Scorer
Actual @ 14/12/2017
1 Chris Long Ham Rec 17
2 Elliot Bevis Gillingham Town 17
3 Jamie Symes Dorchester Sports 16
4 Nathan Saxby Holt Utd 15
5 Will Turland Dorchester Sports 14
Golden Glove
Actual @ 14/12/2017
1 Samual Watts Westland Sports 7
2 Jamie Beale Gillingham Res 3
3 Matthew Harvey Parley Sports 3
4 Miles Fielding Mere Town 3
5 Aaron Drayton Merley CS 2