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Next Weeks Fixtures

Date Home Team Away Team Kick off Time
05th Dec Blandford Utd Mere Town 2.00
05th Dec Cranborne Hamworthy Utd Res 2.00
05th Dec Swanage Town & Herston Shaftesbury Town 2.00
05th Dec Wareham Rangers South Cheriton 2.00
05th Dec Weymouth Res Hamworthy Recreation 2.00
Dorset Senior Trophy
05th Dec Bridport Res Dorchester Sports 1.30
05th Dec Merley Cobham Sports Balti Sports 1.30
05th Dec Sherborne Town Res Holt Utd 1.30
05th Dec Sturminster Newton Parley Sports 1.30

.The DPL Update

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Best of luck to Matt and his team for today's 2nd round FA Inter League Cup in Hertfordshire


League Cup Draw - 2nd Round

Cranborne v Westland Sports or Sherbeorne Town Res

Hamworthy Recreation or Parley Sports v Mere Town

Shaftesbury v Bridport Res or Weymouth Res

Couth Cheriton or Merley Cobham Sports v Swanage Town



Hamworthy Utd Res

Justin Windle, Ham U's Second Team Manager, is looking for help on match and training days. Previous experience would be helpful especially any coaching qualifications, but not essential. This would be an ideal for someone wishing to get onto the first rung of the ladder to Football Management. If interested please contact Justin Windle on 07885813373, or Club Secretary Peter Gallop on 07925062545.


Further Fixture Amendments for the 28th

Holt will now be at home to Merley and Parley will be at home to Blati.


Fixture Amendments

The fixtures for next Saturday have been amended due to the Rep match being played.  Also, fixtures for the 2nd Jan have been amended in order to complete the 1st Round of the League Cup.  See Fixtures/Results page for full list.


Match Day Round Up

Blandford an visitors Balti shared 6 goals and the points while Weymouth went down 1-2 at home to Bridport. Holt won at Cranborne by the odd goal in 5 while Westlands beat hosts S Cheriton 2-0.

In the League Cup Ham U lost at home to Mere 3-1 while in the Senior Trophy Parley saw off lower league visitors Chickerell 6-0.

Match Postponements

Shaftesbury v Merley CS and Wareham v Swanage have been called off due to waterlogged pitches.


League Representitive Squad

The initial League Rep squad to play Hertfordshire in the 2nd round of the FA Inter League Cup on Saturday 28th November has been selected. Changes could be made depending upon player availability nearer the time. See League Rep Side page for full details.

Would Club Secretaries please advise the League Secretary Hillary Billimore after Saturday 21st matches whether their players are available or not.

Clubs with represetation will have their fixtures on the 28th postponed unless they request otherwise through Giles Kilshawe-Fall (Fixtures Secretary).



Westlands beat hosts Cranborne 3-0 whilst Wareham beat their hosts, S Cheriton, 3-2.

League Cup

Shaftesbury beat visitors Balti 5-1 while Swanage beat hosts Blandford 5-2.

Dorset Senior Trophy

Bridport beat visitors Ham Rec 3-1 while Holt beat visitors Weymouth by the odd goal in 7. Merley beat Witchampton 5-0 while Sherborne won 1-0 at Ham U.

Match Postponed

Parley Sports v Chickerell Utd in the Dorset Senior Trophy has been POSTPONED due to a waterlogged pitch.

This match will now take precedence next Saturday - A revised Fixture list will be issued in the morning.


Match Day Round Up

In the league Swanage beat hosts Cranborne 5-1 while in the only Senior Trophy tie to survive the weather Balti Sports beat their hosts Piddletenthide 3-0. In the Wiltshire Senior Cup, Mere Town bowed out at the hands of Salisbury City who won 7-0.


Dorset Senior Cup

Both DPL representitives in the Senior Cup lost in the 1st round.  Swanage went down 2-1 at home to Ham Utd and Shaftesbury lost to hosts Poole Town 3-0.


Fixture Amendments for 21/11

These changes have been made due to the Western League now giving Bridport a 1st team fixture at Home on the 21st. Bridport were contacted by the Western League yesterday.


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
Hamworthy Recreation 12 10 25 31
Merley Cobham Sports 12 10 20 31
Balti Sports 16 9 18 30
Shaftesbury Town 11 9 26 28
Sherborne Town Res 13 7 16 24
Top Goal Scorer
Actual @ 30/10/2015
1 Gale Lee Shaftesbury 14
2 Holmes Toby Parley 11
3 Lane Rocky Balti 10
4 Warren Martin Ham Rec 10
5 Haskell Mike Holt 8
Golden Glove
Actual @ 30/10/2015
1 Bleazard Simon Sth Cheriton 4
2 Bennett Chris Wareham 3
3 Boore Steve Weymouth 3
4 Harvey Matt Ham Rec 3
5 Hill John Shaftesbury 3