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Date Home Team Away Team Kick off Time
13th Feb Balti Sports Bridport Res 2.00
13th Feb Hamworthy Recreation Shaftesbury Town 2.00
13th Feb Hamworthy Utd Res Parley Sports 2.00
13th Feb Holt Utd Blandford Utd 2.00
13th Feb Mere Town - - spare - - 2.00
13th Feb Wareham Rangers Swanage Town & Herston 2.00
13th Feb Weymouth Res Cranborne 2.00
League Cup
13th Feb South Cheriton Merley Cobham Sports 1.30
13th Feb Westland Sports Sherborne Town Res 1.30

.The DPL Update

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Match Day Round Up

Shaftesbury moved to the top of the table on goal difference after beating hosts Sherborne 2-1 while Rec lost to hosts Utd in the battle of the Hamwortys also by 2-1.


Fixture Amendments

FEB 13th


WESTLANDS V SHERBORNE League Cup 1.30pm ko
HAM UTD V PARLEY League 2.00pm ko
MERE are now SPARE

Feb 20th


HAM REC V PARLEY League Cup 1.30pm ko

Feb 24th





Ian Beattie of Cranborne has advised us of the death of former player Andy Paterson, after a brave battle with cancer - for further detail go to the Club Notices page.

Match Day Round Up

In the day's only match Swanage drew with visitors Balti 2-2. All other matches fell foul of the weather


Match Day round Up

Shaftesbury slammed Balti 7-1 at home while Weymouth brought Swanage's run to a close, winning 4-0 at the Bob Lucas stadium. Blandford lost to visitors Holt 3-1 while Mere best hosts S Cheriton 1-0.

The following matches werre called off due to waterlogged pitchs:

Ham Rec v Merley CS; Parley v Cranborne; Sherborne v Ham U & Wareham v Westlands


Message from Swanage Town & Herston

Swanage Town & Herston are delighted to announce we have scooped the top award at this years Dorset County Football Awards, awarded by the committee members of the Dorset County Football Association. Club Chairman Mark Watson would like to thank everyone associated with the Football Club for all their hard work on and off the pitch.


When asked about the award Mark said "I am absolutely delighted, we are always looking to improve the Club and serve the community. This award is an award the whole Town can be proud of. It's a real team effort running a grass roots club and to be recognised by Dorset FA is a real feather in our cap. The first team have been performing out of their skins of late and the Reserves are starting to pick up, but this award is not about any one team or individual. We have over 200 children both boys and girls signed to our 10 Youth teams playing football. Each week these players, parents and supporters travel the County representing our Football Club. We also cater for 5-8 year olds at mini kickers on a Saturday morning. At the other end of the age scale, our walking football team caters for the over 40s. In recent months we have introduced a disability team which is run by 1st team managers Tim Brown and Tony Parrott and coached by 1st team player George Sparrow."

The awards take place on the evening of 22nd February at Bulbary Woods golf Club.


Match Day Round Up

Merley continue at the top after a 3-0 home win aginst Blandford while Shaftesbury move into 2nd after beating hosts Wareham 3-0. Balti move into 3rd aftr their 10-1 home win against luckless Cranborne while Mere beat Parley 4-1 at home. in the other match played Weymouth beat hosts Ham U 3-0.

Matches Off

Holt v S Cheriton; Sherborne v Bridport; Swanage v Ham Rec

Waterlogged pitches


Match Day Round Up

Merley increased their lead at the top after overcoming host Cranborne 5-1 while Swanage went to Shaftesbury and beat them 5-2 . Swanage's Graham Rose's World record consecutive hat-trick attempt was eventfull if ultimately, by scoring 1 he came up short, however a missed penalty and a disallowed goal will have left all connected feeling "What might have been" Weymouth beat visitors Holt by the odd goal in 5 while Parley beat visitors wareham 5-1 (2-0 with 6 minutes to go!). Bridport and Sherborne shared 2 goals while Ham U and Mere shared 4.

Ham Rec v Westlands and South Cheriton v Balti were called off due to waterlogged pitches.



For the second week running, all matches have been postponed due to waterlogged pitches


All matches in the DPL for today have been postponed due to waterlogged pitches - here we go again!


FA Inter League Cup - Round 1

Peterborough & District 3  Dorset Premier 4

The Representative side did the League proud with this excellent win away at a very good Peterborough & District side in what for the neutral was a superb 7 goal thriller. Played at the picturesque Northern Star FC, the DPL settled the quicker and in 2 minutes the home custodian, Mort, reacted well to thwart Luke Stone as the forward raced onto a through ball. Both sides looked lively as they settled into the game. The DPL’s pace worried the home defence whilst the home sides wingers were causing problems notably through Flatters down the DPL right. On 7 minutes Lee Gale almost put the visitors in front, however his chip was well saved by Mort. Dom Falco received a Yellow card in the 15th minute for a poor challenge. On 21 minutes Toby Holmes squared to Falco whose effort was cleared off the line.


Back came the hosts and they took the lead in the 24th minute as Flatters again got in behind the DPL right and his cross was firmly met by Gibbs who headed home (1-0). The DPL needed to respond quickly and they did so in the 28th minute as Luke STONE headed home at the far post following a Kane Andrews cross (1-1). With the home side reeling and with DPL tails up on 30 minutes Falco played in STONE who side footed home to put the DPL in front (1-2). However going behind appeared to galvanise the home side as they poured forward in search of an equaliser and it duly arrived courtesy of the same combination who created their 1st goal as Flatters again terrorised the full back, his cross was parried by Boore in the DPL goal only for Gibbs to smash home the 2nd ball (2-2). On 40 minutes the home side felt they had a penalty shout but the referee saw nothing wrong with Grant Cormacks defending. Back down the other end and on 43 minutes Stone saw his shot blocked only for Lee GALE to slot home the rebound and restore the DPLs lead (2-3). There was still time for Stone to hit the post in the 44th minute.


DPL v Peterborough & District


Into the 2nd half and the hosts were straight on the front foot and Boore reacted well in the 47th minute to smother from Heron. On 48 minutes he was helpless however to stop the home side from equalising again as another deep cross into the DPL box was turned home by Heron - much to the delight of the home supporters (3-3). On 51 minutes good inter play between Holmes and Stone saw Holme’s effort go over the bar. On 56 minutes another home corner saw the ball break to Gibbs who blasted over from 6 yards - a let off for the men from Dorset. On 65 minutes Craig Michie, on as a substitute, headed clear from under his own bar to repel another Peterborough attack but back came the visitors and, following superb slide rule pass  from Toby Holmes, allowed STONE to slot the ball home to complete his hat trick and restore Dorset’s lead (3-4).


In this end to end game back came the hosts and Gibbs squandered another good chance when he shot over in the 77th minute when well placed. Moments later and Scott Martin, another DPL substitute, played in Sam Smith whose effort was cleared off the line by Makate. Into the final 10 minutes and chances were still coming along for the visitors; Martin saw a shot blocked on 81 minutes with the 2nd ball being headed over by Holmes. Boore punched well under pressure in the 88th minute following a corner and as the match entered injury time, the DPL remained resolute and saw the game out professionally.

“All in all a superb team effort and performance, Matt and his backroom team are to be applauded for setting up this victory – Here’s to round 2”

The League Table

P W GD Pts
Shaftesbury Town 17 14 37 43
Merley Cobham Sports 17 14 31 43
Balti Sports 20 11 23 37
Weymouth Res 18 11 22 37
Hamworthy Recreation 15 11 25 35
Top Goal Scorer
Actual @ 22/12/2015
1 Gale Lee Shaftesbury 17
2 Rose Graham Swanage 12
3 Holmes Toby Parley 11
4 Phillips Asa Ham Utd 11
5 Hayward Leo Westlands 10
Golden Glove
Actual @ 22/12/2015
1 Bleazard Simon Sth Cheriton 5
2 Collins James Parley 5
3 Harvey Matt Ham Rec 4
4 Bennett Chris Wareham 3
5 Boore Steve Weymouth 3