Dorset Premier League

Next Weeks Fixtures

Date Home Team Away Team Kick off Time
28th Apr Blandford Utd Balti Sports 3.00 pm
28th Apr Bridport Res Merley Cobham Sports 3.00 pm
28th Apr Dorchester Sports Mere Town 3.00 pm
28th Apr Hamworthy Recreation Westland Sports 3.00 pm
28th Apr Holt Utd Shaftesbury Town Res 3.00 pm
28th Apr Parley Sports Hamworthy Utd Res 3.00 pm
28th Apr Swanage Town & Herston Sturminster Newton 3.00 pm
28th Apr Wareham Rangers Sherborne Town Res 3.00 pm

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Site Updated - 21:59 on 25/04/2018

25/04/2018

Match Day Round Up

In tonights 2 games played, Shaftesbury Res welcomed Bridport Res to Cochrams and defeated their guests 3-0, whilst Westland Sports won 2-0 at Sherborne Town Res.

24/04/2018

Dorset Senior Trophy Winners

HOLT DST

Congratulations to Holt United FC, who this evening won the Dorset Senior Trophy after a 4-1 win against Westland Sports Reserves at the County Ground, scoring for the Bulls were Mike Haskell, Elliott Manson and 2 for Nathan Saxby.

Match Day Round Up

Hamworthy Rec maintained pole position after a 6-2 win at Parley Sports, hard on their heels remain Gillingham Town who beat Balti Sports 3-0 at Hardings Lane. Dorchester Sports welcomed Sturminster Newton to the Avenue Stadium with the hosts winning 3-1.  Blandford Utd entertained Merley CS with the Royals winning 4-1.

23/04/2018

Fair Play

Please see latest Tables - Congratulations to those that have Won money, the most improved award is based on where in the table you finish against where the Club finished in the previous 5 sets of games.

Fair Play

Winners cheques will be sent shorthy.

Dorset Senior Trophy Final

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GOOD LUCK to all at HOLT UNITED FC

21/04/2018

Match Day Round Up

Hamworthy Recreation maintained top spot after a 3-0 win against Swanage Town & H at Magna Road, Gillingham Town remain in 2nd spot after also winning 3-0 at Mere Town. Holt Utd move upto 4th after their narrow 1-0 win against 3rd place Westland Sports at Petersham Lane. Hamworthy Utd Res continued their fine season with a 2-0 win at the County Ground against Bottom placed Sherborne Town Res. Dorchester Sports picked up an away win 2-1 at Blandford Utd whilst Balti Sports also won on the road, 4-0 in the Purbecks against Wareham Rangers. Parley Sports came from 2 down at half time to beat their visitors Sturminster Newton 3-2.

18/04/2018

Match Day Round Up

Wareham Rangers welcomed Blandford Utd to the Sports Centre, and it was the men from the Purbecks who triumphed 5-3 in an entertaining game. Westland Sports kept the pressure up on the leaders after a comfortable 4-0 win at Shaftesbury Res, meanwhile Holt Utd entertained Parley Sports in a game switched to Bournemouth Poppies FC with honours even after a 1-1 draw. Swanage T&H entertained Merley CS at Days Park with the Swans winning 2-1.

17/04/2018

Match Day Round Up

Balti Sports welcomed Dorcester Sports to the College and it was the men from Weymouth who ran out 3-1 winners, meanwhile at Barnetts Field Sturminster Newton and Sherborne Town Res shared 6 goals in a 3-3 draw. In the late game, the eagerly awaited clash of the top 2 sides in the table, saw Gillingham Town welcome Hamworthy Recreation to Hardings Lane and it was the Tangerines who got the Better of the Greens with a fine 2-0 win.

16/04/2018

Fixture Update

Wednesdays HOLT UNITED v PARLEY SPORTS fixture has been switched to Bournemouth Poppies FC with a 7.45pm Ko.

14/03/2018

Match Day Round Up

With a Full schedule played on a Saturday for the 1st time in weeks, All 7 matches resulted in Away wins. Hamworthy Rec remain top after a 3-1 win at Balti Sports, Gillingham Town came from 1 down at HT to win 3-1 at Parley Sports. Holt Utd maintained their recent good form with a hard fought 1-0 win at Merley CS. Shaftesbury Res returned from the Avenue with the 3 points after a fine 2-0 win against Dorchester Sports, Westland Sports beat Sturminster Newton 4-0 at Barnetts Field whilst Blandford Utd gained a valuable 5-3 win at Sherborne Res, this after being 3-0 down at 1 stage, finally Swanage returned to winning ways after a 4-0 win at Mere Town with Cameron Beard notching all 4.

12/04/2018

Match Day Round Up

In tonights only game played, Leaders Hamworthy Recreation secured another mid week win on the road this time 2-0 at Wareham Rangers, a win that sees them open up a 4 point lead at the top of the table.

11/04/2018

Match Day Round Up

Dorchester Sports returned to winning ways after defeating Swanage Town & Herston 2-0 at the Avenue, in the late kick off played at Bournemouth Poppies FC, Holt United also won 2-0 against Hamworthy Utd Res.

Match Postponed

Tonights Match;

GILLINGHAM TOWN v SHAFTESBURY RES

Has been POSTPONED due to a Waterlogged pitch following an Inspection.

10/04/2018

Match Day Round Up

In tonights only game played, Hamworthy Recreation went back to the top of the table after gaining a narrow 2-1 win at Blandford United.

Match Postponed

Tonights Match;

WESTLAND SPORTS v MERE TOWN

Has been POSTPONED due to a Waterlogged Pitch following an Inspection.

09/04/2018

Venue Update

Wednesdays Match;

HOLT UTD v HAMWORTHY UTD RES

is now scheduled to be played at Bournemouth Poppies FC - KO 7.45pm

07/04/2018

Match Day Round Up

With 7 of the 8 games scheduled being played, which made a pleasant change !!!!, Leaders Hamworthy Recreation came from 3 down at half time to beat visitors Dorchester Sports 4-3 in a game played at the County Ground. Wareham Rangers recorded a much needed victory when they beat Hamworthy Utd Res 3-2 in the Purbecks, Balti returned to winning ways when they beat their visitors Bridport Res 5-2 at the College. Parley Sports also won well at home beating Mere Town 3-1. In the Battle of the Reserves at Cochrams, Shaftesbury Res and Sheborne Res shared the points after a 1-1 draw. Gillingham Town welcomed Swanage Town & H to Hardings Lane and it was the Tangerines who triumphed 3-0. The remaining game at Petersham Lane saw Holt Utd beat Sturminster Newton 4-1.

SOMERSET SENIOR CUP

Comiserations to Westland Sports who bowed out of the competition at the Semi Final stage after losing 2-0 to Chilcombe FC at Alvington.

04/04/2018

Match Day Round Up

In tonights only game to survive, Dorchester Town and Hamworthy United Res served up a 7 goal treat at the Avenue Stadium, with the Hammers edging it 4-3 courtesy of a last minute winner.

Matches Postponed

Todays Matches

BRIDPORT RES v MERE TOWN

GILLINGHAM TOWN v WESTLAND SPORTS

PARLEY SPORTS v HAMWORTHY REC

Have been POSTPONED due Waterlogged Pitches following inspections.

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02/04/2018

Match Day Round Up

With the Bank Holiday schedule decimated by the Poor weather, the only game of the 6 scheduled to survive, saw Merley CS entertain Blandford Utd, and the home side were rewarded for their efforts in getting the pitch playable as they ran out convincing 6-1 winners. A win that sees Merley take over at the top of the table.

Matches Postponed

Todays Matches

BALTI SPORTS v WESTLAND SPORTS

DORCHESTER SPORTS v MERE TOWN

HAMWORTHY REC v HOLT UNITED

SWANAGE TOWN & H v PARLEY SPORTS

WAREHAM RANGERS v SHAFTESBURY RES

Have been POSTPONED due to Waterlogged Pitches following Morning Inspections.

31/03/2018

Match Day Round Up

With the Football Schedule decimated by the continual wet weather, a crowd of over 100 attended the County Ground to witness Hamworthy Utd Res deservedly beat Swanage Town & Herston 6-1.

Matches Postponed

Sherb Waterlogged

Sherborne Town FC

Todays Matches

BLANDFORD UTD v SHAFTESBURY RES

BRIDPORT RES v HAMWORTHY REC

MERE TOWN v HOLT UNITED

MERLEY CS v DORCHESTER SPORTS

PARLEY SPORTS v GILLINGHAM TOWN

SHERBORNE TOWN RES v WESTLAND SPORTS

STURMINSTER NEWTON v BALTI SPORTS

Have been POSTPONED due to Waterlogged Pitches following Inspections.


28/03/2018

Reminder

Closing

Matches Postponed

Tonights schedule;

BRIDPORT RES v SHERBORNE TOWN RES

SWANAGE T&H v MERLEY CS

Have BOTH been POSTPONED due to Waterlogged Pitches following afternoon Pitch Inspections.

27/03/2018

Match Day Round Up

In this evenings only scheduled game played at B-Mth Poppies FC, Holt United ran out convincing 6-1 winners against Wareham Rangers.

25/03/2017

FA Competitions 2018/2019

Please go to the News Section for a reminder from the FA over enties into FA Competitions for season 2018/2019 and the relevant Closing Dates for entries.

24/03/2018

Match Day Round Up

League

Leaders Hamworthy Recreation suffered a defeat as visitors Gillingham Town beat them deservedly 3-1 at Magna Road, a win that sees the Tangerines take over at the top of the table although Rec have 5 games in hand on the New Leaders. Blandford Utd welcomed Holt Utd and earned themselves an impressive point after a 1-1 draw. Merley CS travelled to Cochrams to face hosts Shaftesbury Res and they came away with a 4-2 win. There were goals galore at the County Ground, 10 in total, as visitors Mere Town won 6-4 against Hamworthy Utd Res.

League Cup Semi Final

Westland Sports welcomed Balti Sports to Alvington for the 2nd semi final in this seasons competition and it was the hosts who progressed through to the final after a 3-1 victory.

This seasons Final will see;

Hamworthy Recreation FC v Westland Sports FC

WESTREC

Date & Venue TBC

Matches Postponed

Rain

Todays scheduled matches at;

PARLEY SPORTS v STURMINSTER NEWTON

SHERBORNE TOWN RES v DORCHESTER SPORTS

SWANAGE TOWN & H v WAREHAM RANGERS

Have been POSTPONED due to Waterlogged pitches following Morning Pitch Inspections.

21/03/2018

Match Postponed

Tonights scheduled match;

SWANAGE TOWN & H v HOLT UNITED

Has been POSTPONED due to a Waterlogged Pitch following a Lunch Time Pitch Inspection.

20/03/2018

League Statement

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Following tonights hearing at the DCFA.

Swanage Town & Herston FC's Appeal against the decision to Deduct 12 Points & £50.00 fine for playing a player without International Clearance was heard this evening.

Their Appeal on the Grounds that the LMC's decision was excessive was tonight UPHELD by the DCFA.

Therefore the DCFA decided that the Punishment levied by the LMC be varied in that;

Swanage Town & Herston FC be DEDUCTED 6 POINTS & FINED £50.00

17/03/2018

Match Day Round Up

League

Dorchester Sports welcomed Westland Sports to the Avenue and it was the home side who won 2-1, Gillingham Town triumphed 5-2 against Holt United at Hardings Lane, whilst Mere Town came from 4-1 down at half time to visitors Balti Sports to win 5-4. Another side to win at home were Shaftesbury Res who beat Swanage Town & H 3-1 at Cochrams in the remaining game Sturminster Newton shared the points with Merley CS after a 3-3 draw at Barnetts Field

League Cup Semi Final

Hamworthy Recreation reached this seasons final after a fine 2nd half performance saw them beat visitors Sherborne Town Res 4-1 at Magna Road.

Dorset Senior Trophy

Holt United will face Westland Sports Res in this seasons final after Westlands impressive 3-1 win against Poole Town Development at Alvington today.

Matches Postponed

Todays scheduled games @

PARLEY SPORTS v HAMWORTHY UTD RES

WAREHAM RANGERS v BLANDFORD UTD

Have been POSTPONED due to Waterlogged Pitches.

16/03/2018

Be Aware

snow ice

Given the latest forecasts for the next few days, Please take extra care when Travelling to and from games this week end.

14/03/2018

Match Day Round Up

In the only game played this evening, Gillingham Town made the short trip to Sherborne Town Res and it was the Tangerines who ran out 7-2 winners, a win that sees Gillingham move back into 4th place in the League, whilst Sherborne remain 16th.

Match Postponed

Tonights match BRIDPORT RES v DORCHESTER SPORTS

has been POSTPONED due to a waterlogged pitch

12/03/2018

Somerset Senior Cup Draw

The Semi Final draw as made this evening.

WESTLAND SPORTS FC v Chilcompton Sports FC

Tie to be played April 7th 2018

New Club Secretary

Hamworthy Recreation FC have a new Secretary;

Mr Mike Pomeroy - 07966 249391 - hrfc.secretary@gmail.com

10/03/2018

Match Day Round Up

League

Parley Sports made the long trip north to face Mere Town and return with a point after an entertaining 1-1 draw. Blandford Utd welcomed Wareham Rangers to the Rec with the Royals winning 4-1

Somerset Senior Cup

Westland Sports deservedly move into the Semi Finals after beating Stockwood Green 5-2 at Alvington.

Dorset Senior Trophy

Holt United made it through to their 2nd succesive final after a hard fought tie at Merley CS, the Bulls winning 2-1 with a late strike seeing them progress.

Matches Postponed

Todays scheduled games @

GILLINGHAM TOWN v BALTI SPORTS

HAMWORTHY REC v HAMWORTHY UTD RES

SHAFTESBURY RES v BRIDPORT RES

STURMINSTER NEWTON v SHERBORNE TOWN RES

SWANAGE TOWN & H v DORCHESTER SPORTS

Have been POSTPONED due to Waterlogged Pitches.

04/03/2018

Postponements

Match Off

To date, we have experienced a total of 45 League & Cup Match Postponements this season, which equates to just under 6 Full Saturday schedules !!!

 

03/03/2018

Fixture Amendments

Following todays blanket Postponements, it has been necessary to make amendments to the schedule for the 10th of March, these have now been done and updated above, there will also be changes made to the schedules for the 17th & 24th March. These will be released in due course.

02/03/2018

League Statement

League Logo Safety

Due to the Current Weather Conditions, The League has taken the decision to POSTPONE ALL League Matches tomorrow.

This decision has been made not only because of the state of the pitches, but also on Safety Grounds with regards to Travel.

 

Dorset Senior Trophy

Tomorrow's scheduled Semi Final;

MERLEY CS v HOLT UNITED has been POSTPONED due to the conditions.

Somerset Senior Cup

Tomorrow's scheduled Tie;

WESTLAND SPORTS v Stockwood has been POSTPONED due to the conditions.

Please Note

The Postponement of these 2 County Cup ties will now have a knock on effect for the next 3 weeks of Fixtures. Amendments will now be made and they will be released as soon as possible

 

01/03/2018

League Statement

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Tonights scheduled hearing at the DCFA concerning Swanage Town & Herston FC's decision to appeal the recent disciplinary decision taken by the League Management Committee

has been Postponed due to the current Weather conditions.

A new date will be confirmed in due course.


24/02/2018

Match Day Round Up

DPL

Merley CS secured an impressive 2-0 home win against Westland Sports, Swanage welcomed Blandford United to Days Park with the Swans winning 3-0. Shaftesbury Reseves beat their visitors Balti Sports 2-0 at Cochrams, whilst Gillingham Town won by the same scoreline 2-0 at Bridport Res. Mere Town also won on the road 2-1 at Sherborne Town Res, whilst Sturminster Newton picked up a deserved 5-2 win against their visitors Hamworthy Utd Res. Wareham Rangers earned themselves a morale boosting win after narrowly beating Parley Sports in the Purbecks.

MCS v WEST

MCS v Westlands

Photo courtesy of Steve Harris - steve@bdfaimages.co.uk

DPL League Cup

In the remaining Quarter Final, it was Hamworthy Recreation who progressed through to the Semi Finals after requiring penalties to eventually beat Holt United, 0-0 at Half time, 2-2 at full time and after extra time, it was Hamworthy who kept their nerve in the Shootout to go through 4-1 on Penalties.

17/02/2018

Match Day Round Up

With All 7 scheduled League Matches taking place, Dorchester Sports returned to winning ways after beating visitors Parley Sports 3-2 at the Avenue. Merley CS welcomed Balti Sports and the home side triumphed 3-0 with all the goals coming in the 1st half. Shaftesbury Reserves were convincing 5-2 winners against Wareham Rangers at Cochrams. There were away wins for both Swanage Town & H and Gillingham Town with the Swans winning 2-0 at Sherborne Town Res whilst the Gills triumphed 4-2 at Sturminster Newton. In the late Kick Offs, Westland Sports secured an emphatic 4-0 win at the County Ground against hosts Hamworthy Utd Res.

Bridport Res v Blandford Utd was Abandoned in the 67th minute due to Blandford's Rob Way sustaining a Broken leg, our thoughts are with the player, we wish Rob well in his recovery. The score at the time was 1-1

16/02/2018

Match Postponed

Tomorrows scheduled League Cup Quarter Final;

HAMWORTHY REC v HOLT UNITED

Has been POSTPONED due to an unfit Pitch, both sides were still keen to play the tie,  but following their own inspection Holt United's ground was also declared unfit.

This Postponement now means that next week ends schedule will be altered.

10/02/2018

Match Day Round Up

With only 2 games eventually taking place today after 2 late Postponements at Dorchester and Shaftesbury, Parley Sports welcomed Sherborne Town Res to East Dorset and with all the goals coming in the 2nd half the hosts won 3-1. Mere Town welcomed Blandford Utd to the Rec and it was the Moonrakers who ran out 4-3 winners in a 7 goal thriller.

Matches Postponed

Todays Scheduled games @

BALTI SPORTS v SWANAGE TOWN & HERSTON #

BRIDPORT RES v MERLEY CS

DORCHESTER SPORTS v GILLINGHAM TOWN

HOLT UNITED v WESTLAND SPORTS

SHAFTESBURY RES v HAMWORTHY REC #

STURMINSTER NEWTON v HAMWORTHY UTD RES

Have been POSTPONED due to waterlogged pitches following Inspections.

# POSTPONED by Match Referee due to Waterlogged Pitch.

04/02/2018

League Statement

League Logo

Following the Recent League Management Meeting,

Swanage Town & Herston FC have been deducted 12 Points and Fined £50.00 in accordance with League Rules for not obtaining International Clearance for one of their Registered players for Season 2017/2018.

As this decision is Now being appealed by Swanage Town & Herston FC to the D.C.F.A in accordance with League Rules.

No further Comment will be made at this time.

03/02/2018

Match Day Round Up

Sturminster Newton claimed all 3 points after a 2-0 win in the Purbecks against their hosts Wareham Rangers who remain rooted to the bottom of the table, another side to win on the road were Holt United who travelled to Sherborne Town Res with the Bulls winning 2-1. Westland Sports claimed their 6th straight League win after defeating guests Parley Sports 5-2 at Alvington to keep the pressure up on the leaders Hamworthy Recreation who welcomed Mere Town to Magna Road and it was the hosts who claimed their 12th straight League win after a 3-0 win to maintain their 4 point lead. In the late game, Hamworthy Utd Res welcomed Balti Sports to the County ground and scored 3 times in the last 20 minutes to run out 4-3 winners and move into 3rd place in the table.

Matches Postponed

Todays Scheduled games @

BLANDFORD UTD v SHAFTESBURY RES

BRIDPORT RES v GILLINGHAM TOWN

SWANAGE TOWN & HERSTON v DORCHESTER SPORTS

Have been POSTPONED due to a waterlogged pitch following Pitch Inspections.

7/01/2018

Match Day Round Up

In the only game to survive the conditions, Blandford Utd raced into a 3 goal half time lead only to be pegged back by visitors Sturminster Newton, with the game finishing 3-3 at the Rec.

Matches Postponed

 

Todays Scheduled games @

LEAGUE MATCH

BALTI SPORTS v BRIDPORT RES

DORCHESTER SPORTS V WESTLAND SPORTS

MERE TOWN v SWANAGE TOWN & HERSTON

MERLEY CS v GILLINGHAM TOWN

SHAFTESBURY RES v PARLEY SPORTS

WAREHAM RANGERS v SHERBORNE TOWN RES

LEAGUE CUP

HAMWORTHY REC v HOLT UTD

Have been POSTPONED due to waterlogged pitches following Pitch Inspections.

25/01/2018

League Cup Semi Final Draw

League Logo

WESTLAND SPORTS V BALTI SPORTS

HAMWORTHY REC or HOLT UNITED V SHERBORNE TOWN RES

Dates for ties - TBC

Draw made at Tonights LMC Meeting


DCFA Senior Trophy -Semi Final Draw

DCFA Logo

MERLEY COBHAM SPORTS v HOLT UNITED

Westland Sports Res v Poole Town Development

The League Table

P W GD Pts
Hamworthy Recreation 24 20 44 60
Gillingham Town 27 19 35 59
Westland Sports 23 16 44 50
Dorchester Sports 25 16 29 49
Holt Utd 22 14 33 47
Top Goal Scorer
Provisional @ 21/04/2018
1 Chris Long Ham Rec 27
2 Elliot Bevis Gillingham Town 24
3 Sam Carter Ham Utd Res 24
4 Cameron Beard Swanage T & H 23
5 Nathan Saxby Holt Utd 23
Golden Glove
Provisional @ 21/04/2018
1 Samual Watts Westland Sports 10
2 Aaron Drayton Merley CS 4
3 Jamie Beale Gillingham Town 4
4 Matthew Harvey Parley Sports 3
5 Miles Fielding Mere Town 3