Dorset Premier League

Next Weeks Fixtures

Date Home Team Away Team Kick off Time
21st Jan Balti Sports Swanage Town & Herston 2.00 pm
21st Jan Blandford Utd Bridport Res 2.00 pm
21st Jan Gillingham Town Res Hamworthy Utd Res 2.00 pm
21st Jan Hamworthy Recreation Mere Town 2.00 pm
21st Jan Holt Utd Wareham Rangers 2.00 pm
21st Jan Merley Cobham Sports Dorchester Sports 2.00 pm
21st Jan Parley Sports Sturminster Newton 2.00 pm
21st Jan Westland Sports Sherborne Town Res 2.00 pm

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Match Day Round Up

Balti Sports remain top of the table after a narrow 1-0 win at Gillingham Town Res, Dorchester Sports maintained their recent form with a 3-2 win over Hamworthy Rec at the Avenue.  Sturminster Newton picked up a welcome 3 points after a close 3-2 win at home against Sherborne Town Res. Parley Sports thumped Blandford Utd 6-3 at home whilst Westland Sports travelled to Cranborne and duly beat their hosts 3-1. In the 2 late kick offs, Holt United gained a narrow 1-0 win at Bridport Res, whist Wareham Rangers trip to Hamworthy Utd Res resulted in a fine 6-1 away win.


Following a morning pitch inspection, SWANAGE TOWN & H v MERLEY COBHAM SPORTS has been POSTPONED due to a waterlogged pitch.


Dorset County Cup's Semi Final Draws


Weymouth v Wimborne Town

Gillingham Town v SWANAGE TOWN & HERSTON

Games to be played on the 28 February 2017 - KO 19.45


HOLT UNITED v Portland United Reserves


Games to be played on the 4th March 2017 - KO 14.30


Match Day Round Up

Blandford Utd beat Swanage 3-1 despite going down to 9 men at 1-1. Parley Sports started 2017 with a fine 3-0 win at Wareham Rangers, Sherborne Town Res and Hamworthy Rec played out a 1-1 draw at Raleigh Grove. Holt United entertained Hamworthy Utd Res and duly won 5-1 whilst Merley CS thrashed Cranborne 8-1 this after being 1-1 at half time. Westland Sports travelled to Mere Town and came away with a narrow 1-0 victory. Dorchester Sports returned from their trip to Sturminster Newton with all 3 points after a 3-1 win. League leaders Balti Sports started their new year with a 5-0 win against Bridport Res.


Match Day Round Up

The final games of 2016 saw plenty of goals scored. Balti Sports remain top of the table after defeating their visitors Sturminster Newton 2-1. Holt United also won 2-1 at home against Mere Town to remain on Balti's tails. Merley CS thumped Wareham Rangers 9-2 at home whilst there were home wins also for Blandford United 5-1 over Sherborne Town Res, Dorchester Sports 4-3 over Gillingham Town Res and Parley Sports 2-0 over Cranborne. Hamworthy Recreation travelled to Westland Sports and picked up a 2-1 victory. In the late game Swanage Town & Herston maintained their winning run by beating Bridport Res 3-1 at St Marys field.


Match Day Round Up


Balti Sports reached double figures at Cranborne, winning 10-2 while Holt United were held at Westland Sports 2-2. Blandford United exacted revenge for their earlier 10-0 defeat at the hands of Hamworthy Recreation by beating them 3-1 at Magna Road, Gillingham Town Res beat Wareham Rangers away 3-1 whilst Surminster Newton beat Hamworthy United Res 3-2, Swanage Town & Herston maintained their excellant form with a 6-2 home win against Mere Town. In the battle of the Reserves, Bridports gained a deserved 3-0 win at Sherborne Town.


Parley Sports progressed into the semi finals after needing extra time to eventually overcome hosts Shaftesbury Town Res 6-3

Match Postponed

Dorchester Sports v Merley Cobham Sports

POSTPONED due to a waterlogged pitch at the Avenue Stadium


Match Day Round Up


Blandford United pulled off a shock result by beating holders Merley Cobham Sports 2-0 at the Recreation Ground to progress through, joining them in the Semi Finals will be Holt United who travelled to Wareham Rangers and won 3-1. Sherborne Town Res crashed out losing 4-0 to Dorset Senior League side, Portland United Res at Raleigh Grove.


Westland Sports earned a good 3-1 away win at Sturminster Newton whilst Bridport Reserves also won on the road 4-2 at Cranborne. Parley Sports welcomed Mere Town and duly won 3-1. Balti Sports beat Gillingham Town Res 4-2 whilst Hamworthy Rec visited Hamworthy Utd Res and came away with a 3-0 win . Swanage Town & H capped off a perfect week by beating visitors Dorchester Sports 5-3 at Days Park.



FIFA Directive

The League has received communication from FIFA via the FA directing ALL sides playing this weekend to observe a minutes silence and wear black arm bands in memory of those that lost their lives in the recent airplane tragedy in Colombia,  South America.


Dorset Senior Cup

CONGRATULATIONS to all connected with SWANAGE TOWN & HERSTON FC who tonight have pulled off another stunning Dorset Senior Cup Upset, this time defeating Wessex League Portland United 4-3 at Grove Corner. Goals by JOE CLARKE, GRAHAM ROSE x2 and the winner in the 80th minute from CAMERON BEARD'S 30 yard strike saw the Swans progress to the Semi Finals.


Match Day Round Up


Gillingham Town Res progressed through to the semi finals after beating visitors Sturminster Newton 4-0. Joining them are Holt United who won 2-1 at Mere Town and Swanage Town & Herston who won 3-2 at Parley Sports. Holders Merley Cobham Sports needed penalties to finally see off Wareham Rangers. The match finished 3-3 AET with Merley triumphing 5-4 on penalties.


Blandford United defeated visitors Cranborne 4-1 whilst Dorchester Sports and Sherborne Town Res played out a 0-0 draw at the Avenue. Westland Sports welcomed Balti Sports to Alvington and the game ended up 1-1. The late kick off saw Bridport Res draw 2-2 with Hamworthy Utd Res in West Dorset.


December 31st Fixtures UPDATE

Following last night's LMC meeting, it has been decided that the scheduled fixture list for New Years Eve will now be CANCELLED Fully meaning NO GAMES on that date.

League Sponsorship

The LMC are delighted to announce that CADBURYS BUSINESS PARK will be the Leagues New Official Sponsor with immediate effect.

DPL League Cup Semi Final Draw UPDATED 26/11/16

The draw was made last night at the LMC meeting for the Semi Finals of this seasons DPL League Cup

Swange Town & Herston
Holt United

Gillingham Tn Res
Merley CS

Ties to be played in February 2017; Date TBC


Match Day Round Up

Balti Sports welcomed Mere and duly beat them 5-2. Gillingham Town Res thrashed Blandford Utd 6-0 at Hardings Lane whilst Sturminster Newton came from 2-1 down at HT to beat Bridport Res 4-2. Another side to come from behind were Dorchester Sports who drew 3-3 at Hamworthy Recreation after being 3 down at HT. The Purbeckio derby went the way of Swanage Town & Herston who won 2-0 at Wareham Rangers. Merley CS and Parley Sports played out a 1-1 draw whilst Sherborne Town Res played host to Westland Sports and drew 0-0. In the late kick off, Holt Utd stay top after a 3-0 win at the County Ground against hosts Hamworthy Utd Res.


Match Day Round Up

In tonights only scheduled fixture, Bridport Res welcomed Gillingham Town Res to St Marys field, and it was the visitors who ran out 3-2 winners with all the goals coming in the 1st half.


Match Day Round Up

In the top of the table clash Holt Utd moved back to the summit and with a game in hand, after beating Balti Sports 4-0 at Petersham Lane. Parley Sports entertained Westland Sports and ran out 5-2 winners whilst Wareham won by the same score at Mere Town. Hamworthy Rec thrashed Cranborne 7-1 at Magna Road. Dorchester Sports continued their good form with a 4-2 win at Blandford Utd. Gillingham Town Res won 2-0 at Sherborne Town Res, whilst Hamworthy Utd Res welcomed Bridport Res to the County Ground and won 5-0.


Todays Swanage Town & Herston match with Merley Cobham Sports has been POSTPONED due to a waterlogged pitch.


League App - UPDATE

League App


The DORSET PREMIER FOOTBALL LEAGUE APP has a NEW Update available which can be downloaded for Android users from the Play Store and for I Phone users from the Apple Store.

Once Updated, there is a NEW Feature available which allows the League to send Notifications - To receive Notifications Please enable through your Phones Setting to ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS for the App.p



Match Day Round Up

In tonights only scheduled match, Hamworthy United Res made the trip to Sherborne Town Res and claimed all 3 points after a resounding 4-0 win.


Match Day Round Up

LEAGUE - Dorchester Sports welcomed League leaders Balti Sports to The Avenue and deservedley won 3-0, so ending Balti's long unbeaten League run. Mere Town travelled to Cranborne and edged a 7 goal Thriller 4-3. Swanage Town & H followed on from their Senior Cup mid-week triumph with a 6-0 hammering of Hamworthy United Res at the County Ground.

SSC - Westland Sports bowed out of this seasons Competition after losing 3-0 at Alvington against Clutton FC.

DST - Holders Merley Cobham Sports safely made it into the Quarter Finals after a 7-1 demolition of Chickerell United. Parley Sports went to Bridport Res and won 2-0, whilst Sherborne Town Res travelled to Corfe Mullen United and were given an almighty scare before eventually winning 3-2 on penalties after the game had finished 2-2 AET. Holt United welcomed Dorchester Town Res and comfortably progressed after their 6-0 win. Wareham Rangers edged a 7 goal thriller 4-3 against their visitors Sturminster Newton, whilst Blandford United defeated Gillingham Town Res 3-2 at the Rec. Hamworthy Recreation travelled to Portland United Res and it was the Islanders who came through 2-1.



Shaftesbury Town Res v PARLEY SPORTS


SHERBORNE TOWN RES v Portland United Res

Ties to be played 3rd December 2016 - 13.30 pm Ko


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The League Table

P W GD Pts
Balti Sports 21 17 39 52
Holt Utd 18 15 44 46
Westland Sports 21 12 42 39
Swanage Town & Herston 18 12 32 39
Dorchester Sports 19 12 10 38
Top Goal Scorer
Actual @ 21/12/2016
1 Dan Andrews Balti Sports 21
2 Nathan Saxby Holt Utd 18
3 Graham Rose Swanage 17
4 Joshua Hunter Bridport Res 16
5 Jamie Symes Dorch Sports 13
Golden Glove
Actual @ 21/12/2016
1 Chris Lynch Holt Utd 6
2 Sam Jones Parley Sports 3
3 Aaron Drayton Merley CS 2
4 John McHugh Merley CS 2
5 Sam Watts Westlands 2