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Next Weeks Fixtures

Date Home Team Away Team Kick off Time
07th Mar Hamworthy Recreation Westland Sports 3.00
07th Mar Hamworthy Utd Res Blandford Utd 3.00
07th Mar Mere Town Portland Utd 3.00
07th Mar Shaftesbury Town Poole Borough 3.00
07th Mar Sherborne Town Res Parley Sports 3.00
07th Mar Sturminster Marshall Bridport Res 3.00
07th Mar Swanage Town & Herston Cranborne 3.00
07th Mar Tintinhull Weymouth Res 3.00
07th Mar Wareham Rangers Merley Cobham Sports 3.00
BDH League
04th Mar Dorset Football League Dorset Premier League 7.45

The DPL Update

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Match Day Round Up

Sherborne came back from a goal down to share the points with Ham Rec while Weymouth beat visitors Ham U 5-3. Poole Boro lost ti visitors Westland 1-2 while Cranborne continued good recent form, beating their visitors Stur M 3-1.

The matches between Bridport & Wareham, Merley & Mere, Parley & Blandford, Portland & Tintinhull and Swanage & Shaftesbury were postponed due to a waterlogged pitches.


Saturday Fixtures

Tomorrow's game between Ham Rec and Sherborne Town Res has been switched to  Pelhams Leisure Centre, Manor Farm Road (off Millhams Road), Kinson, BH10 7LF (back of the new Tesco). Pitch already waterlogged!


Fixture Amendments

There are more fixture amendments for the 14th & 28th March (see March Fixtures) caused by:

14th - Bridport Res playing a Senior Trophy match.

28th - Western League rearranging a home fixture for Bridport 1st XI.


Representitive Match

The squad for the BDH League match v Dorset Senior League at Swanage  on Wednesday 4th March, KO 7.45, has been announced (see League Rep Side page for full squad).


Fixture Amendments

There have been some fixtures amended on the 21st & 28th March.  These are due to an amendment to the Western League fixtures.


Match Reports for 21st

Tintinhull 3  Parley Sports 10

13 goals, 4 penalties, this game had it all as Parley ran up a cricket score in Somerset. Dan Hiscock opened the floodgates in the 3rd minute with Toby Holmes doubling the lead in the 15th, Hiscock made it 3 in the 33rd whilst Holmes made it 4 in the 38th. Matt Newberry made it 5 from the penalty spot in the 45th. Holmes completed his hat trick when converting another penalty in the 52nd minute. Joe Smith pulled one back for the hosts in the 60th minute, again a penalty! John Cook notched the visitors 7th in the 67th minute, Holmes then got his 4th and Parley’s 8th in the 70th. Moments later and Gary Mountford reduced the arrears when scoring for the Tinmen in the 72nd minute. Back down the other end Josh Pratt got the visitors 9th in the 75th minute. Again Tintinhull pressed and another penalty, the game's 4th, was converted by Smith - again - in the 83rd minute. Still Parley pressed and the League’s leading goal scorer claimed his 5th of the match and Parleys 10th when converting in the 84th minute.

Westland Sports 1  Portland Utd 1

The Islanders dropped more points in their quest for the title in a match that could have seen them lose all 3 points had Westland’s converted a last minute penalty. 0-0 at the break, Sam Beard put the hosts in the lead in the 70th minute only for Adam Linaker to restore parity 2 minutes later. With both sides searching for a winner the home side were awarded a penalty in the 89th minute, up stepped Sam Carney who blasted the resultant kick over!

Sturminster Marshall 1  Merley Cobham Sports 6

Merley maintained their position at the summit of the League after this routine thrashing of basement boys Stur marshall. Ace marksman Luke Stone scored their first 4 goals in the 1st half with the home side’s Callum Parsley scoring for the hosts. Into the second half and further goals for the visitors came courtesy of Sam Steer and Dave Wrixton.

Blandford Utd 3  Swanage Town & Herston 2

For the 2nd week running the Swans were on the wrong side of a 5 goal thriller as the Royals got the better of them. Ashley Ayley set them on the way when converting a controversial 4th minute penalty only for Jacob Harrop - for the visitors - to equalise in the 44th minute. Ayley restored the hosts lead in the 64th minute and Paul Ford got their 3rd in the 68th. Swanage continued to press and got themselves back into the game courtesy of Tony Parrots 88th minute goal. However Blandford held on to claim the 3 points.

Hamworthy Utd Res 1  Poole Borough 2

Borough maintained their recent upturn in form by winning their local Derby with a Hammers side who played their part in an entertaining encounter. Darryl Williams scored twice for the Hornets in the 1st half in the 7th & 45th minutes only for Ollie Clayton to pull 1 back for the hosts in the 85th minute to set up a nervy ending for the visitors. However, they held on to take the points home the short distance to the Moor.

Mere Town 2  Cranborne 3

Cranborne came from behind to beat their hosts in another entertaining game. Mere led at the break through a Buddy O’Shea goal. Into the second half and the Cranes scored 3 times through efforts from Graham Antell, Ollie Hepworth & Greg O’Mallo, the Moonrakers 2nd goal came courtesy of Rhys Mendham.


Match Day Round Up

Top of the scoring charts - Toby Holmes scores 5 & Luke Stone 4 as Parley beat hosts Tintinhull 10 (TEN) 3 and Merley win 6-1 at Stur M. Westlands miss a last minute penalty as they draw 1-1 with visitors Portland whle Cranborne deservedly surprised Mere  by winning 3-2. Blandford beat visitors Swanage 3-2 while Poole B beat hosts Ham U 2-1.

Ham Rec v Bridport Res, Shaftesbury v Weymouth Res & Sherborne Res v Wareham were postponed due to waterlogged pitches.


MatchDay Round Up

With both Merley and Portland's matches called off, Ham Rec took advantage and moved into 2nd place with a 4-1 victory at Blandford (and still with 2 matches in hand). Weymouth came from 2 down to beat hosts Swanage by the odd goal in 5 as did Bridport courtesy of a late winner over visitors Sherborne. Mere continue to press, beating visitors Westlands 2-1 while Wareham beat their visitors, Stur Marshall, 4-1. Cranborne won for the first time in ten, beating visitors Tintinhull 1-0.

The matches matches between:

Parley & Merley, Portland & Poole B and Shaftesbury & Ham U were postponed due to waterlogged pitches.


Match Day Round Up

10 men Portland go down by the odd goal in three at Ham Rec while Parley ease to a 3-0 victory over Cranborne. Mere put 7 past luckless Stur Marshall without reply and Westlands beat visitors Bridport 6-2. Tintinhull surprise Shaftesbury with an odd goal in 5 win while Sherborne beat visitors Blandford 3-1. Poole Borough win for the second week on the trot beating hosts Wareham 5-1 while Swanage and Ham U play out a 1-1 draw.

In the remaining League Cup Quarter final,  Weymouth Res booked a home semi final tie against Ham Rec after thumping Merley Cobham Sports 4-0


Match Day Round Up

Westlands go to Merley and win 5-1 whilst Ham Rec claim the points with a 4-2 win at Parley.  Shaftesbury return from Blandford winning 4-0 whilst Weymouth went to Cranborne and won 1-0. Wareham win at Ham Utd 2-1 whilst Sherborne win 3-0 at Tintinhull. Poole Boro finally returned to winning ways as they beat their visitors Swanage 2-1

Matches Off

The following matches were postponed from todays schedule;

Mere Town v Portland Utd - Waterlogged Pitch

Sturminster Marshall v Bridport Res - Boiler has broken down resulting in NO heating or Hot water being available to the changing room block


DPL League Cup Semi Final Draw

This season's Semi Final draw was conducted at tonights L.M.C meeting. It is:

Weymouth Res or Merley Cobham Sports v Hamworthy Recreation

Sherborne Town Res v Mere Town

Dates for these matches - T.B.A


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 24 19 41 59
Hamworthy Recreation 22 18 51 56
Portland Utd 24 18 47 55
Parley Sports 26 17 34 54
Weymouth Res 25 16 31 51
Top Goal Scorer
Provisional @ 15/02/2015
1 Holmes Tobias Parley 28
2 Stone Luke HamRec/MCS 26
3 Hayward Leo Westlands 19
4 Moores Jamie Ham Rec 19
5 Martin Scott Mere 18
Golden Glove
Actual @ 14/02/2015
1 Knights Andy Ham Rec 9
2 Boyt Warren Portland 7
3 Park Ryan Weymouth 6
4 Perry Jamie Merley CS 5
5 Smith jamie Sherborne 5