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Next Weeks Fixtures

Date Home Team Away Team Kick off Time
20th Sep Bridport Res Shaftesbury Town 3.00
20th Sep Cranborne Westland Sports 3.00
20th Sep Sherborne Town Res Hamworthy Utd Res 3.00
20th Sep Sturminster Marshall Poole Borough 3.00
20th Sep Swanage Town & Herston Mere Town 3.00
20th Sep Wareham Rangers Hamworthy Recreation 3.00
20th Sep Weymouth Res Merley Cobham Sports 3.00
League Cup
20th Sep Blandford Utd Portland Utd 2.30
20th Sep Tintinhull Parley Sports 2.30

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Match Day Round Up

No change at the top as the top three all won, Ham Rec 2-0 at home to Poole Boro, Portland 4-1 at home to Shaftesbury and Merley 3-1 away to Cranborne.  Parley (1-1 at home to Bridport) and Weymouth (2-2 at home to Mere) both lost ground on the leading three. Stur M, 4-2 at home to Westlands, and Blandford, 2-1 at home to Sherborne, both won welcome points. In the day's other matchs Wareham beat visitors Tintinhull 2-1 and Swanage beat hosts Ham U 4-2.


Match Day Round Up

In tonights game, Bridport got the better of their Weymouth counterparts winning 3-1 in an entertaining game.


Match Day Round Up

FA Vase

Congratulations to all concerned at Swanage Town & Herston who this afternoon beat Downton 2-0 in the FA Vase. Swanages goals came courtesy of Graham Rose and Aaron Corby.

In the next round, Swanage will host US Portsmouth on October 4th, 2014.


Rec went nap in the battle of the Hamworthys, scoring 3 goals in the last 2 minutes to emphasise their 5-0 win.  Portland's 100% record is over as they succumb to Merley CS to a last minute goal losing 1-0, while Weymouth put 3 past Blandford without reply at the Rec. Parley keep close order after a 2-1 home win over Sherborne while Westlands went to Shaftesbury and won 2-0. Wareham beat visitors Bridport 2-1 while Mere beat visitors Poole B by the same score.  In the day's other game Cranborne overcame hosts Stur M 4-0.


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Match Day Round Up

Portland continue their start to the season with another win, 4-1 against Wareham, while Ham Rec won by the same score at Westlands. Merley beat hosts Shaftesbury 5-1 while Parley were held to a 1-1 draw at Swanage. Weymouth beat visitors Poole B 5-0 while Bridport beat their visitors Blandford 2-0. Three surprises were Ham U winning 3-2 at Mere, Stur M gaining their 1st points with a 4-1 win at Tintinhull and Cranborne defeating hosts Sherborne by a goal to nil.


Match Day Round Up

In tonights games, all were won by the away teams. In the early kick off Wareham returned to winning ways on the road with a hard fought 1-0 win at Poole Borough. Westlands also returned to winning ways with a comprehensive 4-1 win at Sherborne. Portland maintained their 100% start with a 5-0 win at Swanage whilst Shaftesbury gained 3 points with a 4-1 win at Ham U.


Match Day Round Up

Ham Rec returned to winning ways with a 5-0 victory against Blandford. Merley thrashed basement boys Stur Marshall 8-1 while Tintinhull and Mere Town played out an entertaining (2-2) draw. Parley also went goal happy returning from Cranborne after winning 8-2 with Tobias Holmes scoring another 4 this evening.


Match Day Round Up


Portland came back from 2 goals down to win the top of the table clash with Ham Rec 3-2 and now remain the only team left with a 100% record. Merley CS went to Mere and came away with a fine 5-2 victory while Weymouth beat hosts Sherborne 6-2. Having gone 15 away matches unbeaten, Wareham have now lost twice on the trot, this time going down 2-1 at Shaftesbury. Bridport beat their visitors Ham U 2-1 while Swanage beat their visitors Stur Marshall 2-0. Parley went to Westlands and came away with the points, winning 4-2, this after trailing 2-0 at half time. Tintinhull beat visitors Cranborne 4-0 while Poole Boro gained their 1st win of the season, beating fellow strugglers Blandford at home 2-1.


Match Day Round Up

In tonights early game hosts Merley overcame previously unbeaten Wareham 3-0, their first away defeat in 16 matches. Shaftesbury also won 3-0 against Stur Marshall as did Weymouth against Swanage.

Dorset Senior Cup Draw - Round 1

Blandford Utd v Hamworthy Recreation
Portland Utd v Parley Sports
Sturminster Marshall v Shaftesbury Town
Wareham Rangers v Swanage Town & Herston

Cranborne, Merley Cobham Sports and Poole Borough have byes

The matches will be played on Saturday October 4th

Dorset Senior Trophy Draw - Round 1

Hamworthy Utd Res v Corfe Mullen Utd
Sherborne Town Res v Gillingham Town Res
Bridport Res v Wimborne Town Res

The matches will be played on Saturday October 11th or Mid week if applicable.

Somerset Senior Cup

Tintinhull and Westlands have received byes in the first round.


Match Day Round Up

And then there were 2, Ham Rec & Portland made it 4 from 4 following their wins this evening (but it will be one or none after Saturday's match between the two). Rec accounted for previously undefeated Parley by 3-1 while Portland beat Bridport 2-0. Sherborne lost their 100% record going down 3-1 at Mere while Westlands gained local bragging rights after winning 1-0 at Tintinhull. Ham U gained their 1st points of the season after winning 5-3 at Poole Borough while Blandford also gained their 1st point after a 3-3 draw at Cranborne.


Match Day Round Up

Still 4 100% teams as Ham Rec (2-0) at Tintinhull, Portland (2-0) at Ham U, Parley (3-2) at Mere and Sherborne (3-2) hosting Stur Marshall all win. Waiting for them to slip up is the other unbeaten Club Wareham who won (4-2 at Westlands), so keeping up their remarkable away record of not having lost in 15 away matches since last season. Merley (2-1 at home to Bridport), Swanage (6-0 at home to Blandford) and Weymouth (3-2 at home to Shaftesbury) all made it 2 wins out of 3. In the day's other match Poole Borough and Cranborne got their first points of the season after a 1-1 draw at Turlin Moor.


Match Day Round Up

Parley make it 2 out of 2 after a 5-2 win at Poole B while Sherborne also remain undefeated after beating Tintinhull 4-1. Shaftesbury also win 4-1 after accounting for visitors Blandford whilst Wareham returned from Sturminster with a 3-1 win.


Match Day Round Up

Ham Rec go nap again - Ham Rec beat Cranborne by 5-0 while Portland won their local derby against Weymouth by 3-0 at New Grove Corner. Mere defeated new boys Westlands 4-2 at Alvington while Merley overcame visitors Ham U 2-0. In the evenings late kick off Swanage beat hosts Bridport 2-1.


Match Day Round Up

36 goals on opening day.  One goalless draw (between Mere and Wareham). Ham Rec go nap at Shaftesbury (5-0) while Tintinhull also hit 5 at home to Blandford (5-1).  Parley cause upset at Merley as they defeat hosts 4-1 while "newcomers" Westlands beat Ham U by the same score.  Champions Portland start with a 3-0 victory over visitors Cranborne while last years runners up Weymouth beat hosts Stur Marshall 3-1. The other two reserve sides both win away, Bridport 2-1 at Poole B and Sherborne 3-2 at Swanage.


League Cup Draw

Last season's Cup finalists had a mixed draw at last evening's Secretaries meeting.  Runners Up Portland Utd drew Blandford Utd away in the Preliminary Round while winners Ham Rec were drawn away to Westland Sports in the 1st Round proper. See League Cup page for full draw.  Dates to be arranged.

League Registrations Secretary

At the meeting it was announced that Hilary Billimore has taken up the duties of League Registration Secretary.  Giles will NOT be accepting any Player Registrations or Transfers in the future.  If Hilary does not receive respective forms by midday on day prior to match (League or Cup), then player is NOT duly registered.


FA Vase

Swanage Town & Herston have drawn Wessex League's Downton in the FA Vase 1st Qualifying round.  The match will be at Days Park on Saturday 6th September, KO 3.00 p.m.


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The League Table

P W GD Pts
Hamworthy Recreation 9 8 28 24
Portland Utd 9 8 21 24
Merley Cobham Sports 9 8 20 24
Parley Sports 9 6 14 20
Weymouth Res 9 6 13 19
Top Goal Scorer
Actual @ 12/09/2014
1 Holmes Tobias Parley 14
2 Stone Luke Ham Rec 12
3 Cannie Stuart Merley CS 7
4 Barney Shane Poole Boro 6
5 Cormack Grant Merley CS 6
Golden Glove
Actual @ 12/09/2014
1 Knights Andy Ham Rec 5
2 Perry Jamie Merley CS 3
3 Weekes Ashley Portland 3
4 Carroll Nick Portland 2
5 Lillington Sean Wareham 2