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Next Weeks Fixtures

Date Home Team Away Team Kick off Time
31st Jan Blandford Utd Shaftesbury Town 2.00
31st Jan Cranborne Weymouth Res 2.00
31st Jan Hamworthy Utd Res Wareham Rangers 2.00
31st Jan Mere Town Portland Utd 2.00
31st Jan Merley Cobham Sports Westland Sports 2.00
31st Jan Parley Sports Hamworthy Recreation 2.00
31st Jan Poole Borough Swanage Town & Herston 2.00
31st Jan Sturminster Marshall Bridport Res 2.00
31st Jan Tintinhull Sherborne Town Res 2.00

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Match Reports

Portland Utd 4  Swanage Town & Herston 3

The “Islanders” returned to winning ways with this battling win against Swanage. Jake Price opened for the hosts in the 20th minute with Ashley Smith doubling their advantage on the half hour. With 38 minutes on the clock Portland’s Lewis Clarke was sent off and Swanage sensed an opening and on 42 minutes Chris Woods reduced the arrears, 2 minutes later and the scores were level as Arthur Landon equalised with a shot from distance. Portland regrouped at the break and the 10 men took the lead again through Carl Mutch in the 53rd minute, with 10 minutes to go Smith got his second and Portland’s 4th. With 5 minutes to go Swanage were also reduced to 10 men when Judd Huse was sent off, undeterred the “Swans” kept pressing and on 90 minutes Garran Bennett got their 3rd.

Merley Cobham Sports 4  Weymouth Res 1

Merley maintained their challenge with this ultimately deserved win against Weymouth. The home side were decidedly out of sorts in the 1st half as they trailed to a Connor Jevon 8th minute goal. Into the 2nd half and the hosts stepped up a gear as Stuart Cannie equalised in the 50th minute, Aaron Atkinson then helped himself to a 13 minute hat trick with strikes in the 62nd 65th and 75th minutes.

Parley Sports 1  Mere Town 3

Mere kept up their good form with this well-deserved win at Parley who never recovered from a slow start. Jordan Storrie opened the scoring in the 3rd minute for the visitors with Jordan Collins doubling the “Moonrakers” advantage in the 10th minute. Matt Newberry reduced the arrears in the 57th minute only for Collins to get his 2nd and Mere’s 3rd in the 62nd minute to give the visitors all 3 points and a happy trip back to Wiltshire.

Westland Sports 4  Cranborne 0

Sports win again with a comfortable 4-0 win against Cranborne. Solomon Carney opened for the hosts in the 15th minute, 4 minutes later and Mike Roussell made it 2. Into the 2nd half and Roussell made it 3 to the hosts in the 46th minute. Sam Carney capped off a good days work for Westlands by adding the 4th in the 62nd minute.

Wareham Rangers 4  Hamworthy Utd Res 1

Wareham won comfortably at the Purbeck Center as they easily overcame a spirited “Hammers” side. 1st half goals from Matt Beard, Jordan Basing and Richard Parsons, whilst Ollie Clayton scored for the visitors, saw the home side go in 3-1 up at the break. A further 2nd half strike from Basing made the game safe.

Blandford Utd 6  Poole Borough 0

Blandford ran riot against the basement boys from Poole as Mark Ford stole the show by scoring 4 goals; he opened the floodgates in the 11th minute and doubled the lead on 20. He scored his hat trick in the 62nd minute, whilst on 64 minutes Ashley Ayley made it 4-0. Moments later on 65 minutes Ford bagged his 4th and the Royals 5th with Rob Murray making it 6 on 83 minutes. To compound Borough’s miserable day, they had Leroy Corbin shown a straight red in the 51st minute.

Bridport Res 3  Tintinhull 1

Bridport claimed the points after this deserved win against the “Tinmen” Jack Scovell was the “Bees” hero as he notched a well taken hat trick, his strikes came in the 2nd 39th & 70th minutes. Replying for the visitors with a late consolation on 81 minutes was Jon Delahaye.


Sherborne Town Res 3  Shaftesbury Town 2

The hosts made it into the semi-finals after this well contested tie that sprang into life in the second half following a goalless 1st period. Scoring for the hosts were Tony Cunningham, Chay Tully and Luke Peaty whilst replying for the visitors were Dave Cull & Taylor Godden.


Match Day Round Up

Portland win a close one 4-3 against Swanage. Merley come from 1 down at the break to beat Weymouth 4-1. Parley slip up at home losing 3-1 to Mere. Westlands triumph 4-0 against Cranborne. Wareham beat Hamworthy Utd 4-1 whilst Blandford thrash Poole Boro at the rec 6-0. In the days late kick off, Bridport beat visitors Tintinhull 3-1.

In their League Cup Quarter final Sherborne beat Shaftesbury 3-2 at home.


Match Day Round Up

Shaftesbury pulled off the shock of the day by beating title chasing visitors Portland 4-2 while Parley won an 8 goal thriller at Wareham 5-3. Weymouth demolished Stur M 9-0 while Mer went nap at Poole B with no reply. Westlands and Sherborne ground out a local derby 1-1, Blandford got the best of 3 against Tintinhull and Ham U beat hosts Cranborne 4-2.


ENGLAND CALL UP - "Jordan Storey"

The Dorset Premier League was delighted to hear from Mere Town FC that one of their players, Defender Jordan Storey who has played for the Somerset U18 Schoolboys team, has, Following recent trials at Lilleshall National Sports Centre, now been selected for the England U18 final squad of 16.

Jordan has played for Mere Town in the DPL rather than playing for teams in higher leagues as he wanted to remain loyal to his home club.  A commendable attitude.

We wish Jordan well in representing his Country.


Match Day Round Up

Merley dropped 2 points, drawing at home to Swanage while Portland gained by winning 2-0 at Wareham. Mere continue their good form with a 4-0 win at Cranborne while Westlands beat visitors Blandford 2-1. Stur M lost again, this time 1-0 at home to Sherborne while Tintinhull beat visitors Poole B 3-0.  In the late kick off a Jamie Moores 4 timer gave Ham Rec the points at Bridport..

Parley Sports v Weymouth Res and Shaftesbury Town v Hamworthy Utd Res were postponed due to waterlogged pitches.


League Cup

Holders Ham Rec through, beating Ham U 4-0 at the County Ground.  Last season's Runners Up, Portland, lost 2-0 at Mere.  Weymouth v Merley was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.


Bridport beat hosts Blandford by the odd goal in 5, Cranborne lost to visitors Sherborne 5-0 and Tintinhull beat hosts Stur M by the odd goal in 3.

Parley v Shaftesbury, Swanage v Poole B and Wareham v Westlands postponed due to waterlogged pitches


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The League Table

P W GD Pts
Merley Cobham Sports 22 18 40 56
Portland Utd 22 18 48 54
Parley Sports 23 15 26 48
Hamworthy Recreation 18 15 45 46
Weymouth Res 22 13 27 42
Top Goal Scorer
Provisional @ 28/01/2015
1 Stone Luke HamRec/MCS 26
2 Holmes Tobias Parley 25
3 Hayward Leo Westlands 18
4 Martin Scott Mere 18
5 Moores Jamie Ham Rec 16
Golden Glove
Provisional @ 28/01/2015
1 Knights Andy Ham Rec 8
2 Boyt Warren Portland 7
3 Park Ryan Weymouth 5
4 Perry Jamie Merley CS 5
5 Lillington Sean Wareham 4