Dorset Premier League

Next Weeks Fixtures

Date Home Team Away Team Kick off Time
25th Mar Blandford Utd Parley Sports 3.00 pm
25th Mar Cranborne Merley Cobham Sports 3.00 pm
25th Mar Dorchester Sports Swanage Town & Herston 3.00 pm
25th Mar Hamworthy Recreation Bridport Res 3.00 pm
25th Mar Sherborne Town Res Balti Sports 3.00 pm
25th Mar Sturminster Newton Holt Utd 3.00 pm
25th Mar Wareham Rangers Mere Town 3.00 pm

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Site Updated - 21:50 on 21/03/2017

21/03/2017

Match Day Round Up

Merley CS made the trip to Bridport Res and claimed all 3 points after a deserved 4-1 win. In the Evenings other game played at the County Ground, Hamworthy Utd Res entertained Parley Sports and it was the visitors who triumphed 2-0.

Match Postponed

Tonights League Fixture between Gillingham Town Res and Mere Town has been POSTPONED due to a waterlogged pitch at Hardings Lane following a 2nd Pitch Inspection.

18/3/2017

Match Day Round Up

With Balti Sports not playing, Holt United missed the chance to go top, after losing 2-0 at Hamworthy Rec whilst Swanage Town & H beat Hamworthy Utd 5-0 at the County Ground in their pursuit of a Top 3 finish. Westland Sports beat Parley Sports by the odd goal in 3 at Alvington whilst Dorchester Sports went down to visitors Blandford Utd 1-0. Merley CS came away from Gillingham Town Res with 3 points after beating their hosts 4-2 while Wareham Rangers beat Bridport Res 2-0.  At the bottom Cranborne gained a rare win, only their 2nd of the season, after deservedly beating Sturminster Newton 3-1 at Home.

15/03/2017

Respect

Parley Respect

Parley Sports Chairwoman Sharron Connell receiving a Cheque for £25.00 from League Chairman, Mr Mike Mock for her Team winning the most improved - On their previous 5 games - Respect Award in Games 6 - 10

14/03/2017

Match Day Round Up

Dorset Senior Cup

Swanage Town & Herston's superb run in the Dorset Senior Cup was halted this evening at the Semi Final stage when they lost 5-0 at Western League side Gillingham Town. The Swans can be very proud of their Senior Cup campaign this season.

League

Holt United moved within 2 points of League Leaders Balti Sports this evening and with 5 games in hand, after a 2-1 home win against Bridport Reserves played at Bournemouth Poppies FC. in this evenings other match, Merley CS triumphed 4-0 at the County ground against Hamworthy United Reserves so moving upto 7th in the table.

11/03/2017

Match Day Round Up

Leaders Balti Sports slip to another defeat this time 4-1 at home to Blandford Utd. Hamworthy Rec beat Gillingham Town Res 4-1 at Magna Road whilst Westland Sports travelled to Hamworthy Utd Res and won 4-0. In the North Dorset derby, Sherborne Town Res welcomed Sturminster Newton and it was the Cherries who triumphed 1-0. The remaining 3 games all ended in draws with Cranborne picking up a welcome point after their 1-1 draw at Mere Town. Parley Sports and Dorchester Sports drew 1-1 also, whilst Wareham Rangers and Merley Cobham Sports ended 0-0.

Match Postponed

Todays DPL LEAGUE CUP SEMI FINAL

Swanage Town & Herston v Holt United

has been POSTPONED due to a waterlogged pitch following a 1pm pitch inspection conducted by the Match Officials.

Therefore League Cup Rule 4a will now be discussed by the LMC.

"If a tie is POSTPONED on 2 occasions due to an unfit pitch, then the League Management Committee reserve the right to switch the tie to the Away Clubs venue."

08/03/2017

Match Postponed

Tonights League Fixture between Holt Utd v Bridport Res has been POSTPONED due to a waterlogged pitch at Bournemouth Poppies FC.

07/03/2017

Match Postponed

Tonights Dorset Senior Cup Semi Final between Gillingham Town v SWANAGE TOWN & HERSTON has been POSTPONED due to a waterlogged pitch at Hardings Lane.

04/03/2017

Match Day Round Up

Congratulations to both Holt United and Parley Sports who both made it into the final today of the Dorset Senior Trophy by beating Portland United Res 8-1 and Blandford United 2-0 respectively.

In the League Balti Sports drop more points this time held 1-1 at Hamworthy Utd Res, Dorchester Sports welcomed Mere Town and won 3-2 whilst Hamworthy Rec thumped Wareham Rangers 6-0 at Magna Road. Merley CS returned to winning ways by beating hosts Sturminster Newton 3-1 away. In a north of the region derby, Westland Sports beat Sherborne Town Res 3-1 at Alvington.

Pitch Inspections UPDATED

Pitch Inspection

Hamworthy Rec v Wareham Rangers

Swanage Town & H v Cranborne POSTPONED

Holt Utd v Portland Utd Res Dorset Senior Trophy

Are ALL subject to Morning Pitch Inspections.

02/03/2017

Match Postponed

This Saturdays Gillingham Town Res v Bridport Res fixture has been Postponed due to a Les Phillips Cup Match being scheduled for Gillingham's 1st team.

Dorset Senior Cup UPDATE

A new date has been scheduled for the Semi Final match;

Gillingham Town v SWANAGE TOWN & HERSTON - March 7th 2017

Kick off at Hardings Lane, Gillingham SP8 4HX is at 7.45 pm

25/02/2017

Respect

Balti Respect

Balti Sports Manager Marco Nott receiving a Cheque for £75.00 from League Chairman, Mr Mike Mock for his Team winning the Respect Award Games 6 - 10

Match Day Round Up

In the top of the table clash it was Holt United who triumphed in testing conditions at the College 1-0 over hosts Balti Sports. In the North Dorset reserve derby, Gillingham Town Res beat visitors Sherborne Town Res 2-1. Blandford Utd picked up a welcome 2-0 win at Mere Town, whilst Swanage maintained their good form with a 4-0 win at Sturminster Newton. Westlands welcomed Merley CS to Alvington and duly picked up a deserved 3-1 win. Hamworthy Rec thrashed Cranborne 6-0 at the Mick Loader Ground. Parley Sports beat Wareham Rangers 4-1 this afternoon. In the late kick off, Hamworthy United Res and Dorchester Sports played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at the County Ground.

22/02/2017

Match Day Round Up

Swanage gained a valuable 4-2 win against Merley CS in tonight's only fixture.

21/02/2017

Match Day Round Up

In tonights only fixture played at Bournemouth Poppies FC, Holt United beat Cranborne 3-0 to close the gap further on League leaders Balti Sports.

20/02/2017

Respect

Please go to the Respect section to see points totals for 1 - 5 & 6 - 10 games

Cran Respect

Cranborne Manager Luke Tanner receiving a Cheque for £75.00 from League Chairman, Mr Mike Mock for his Team winning the Respect Award 1 - 5

18/02/2017

Match Day Round Up

Leaders Balti Sports drop points after a 1-1 draw at Mere Town allowing Holt United to close the gap further after their 7-0 home win over Parley Sports. Westland Sports and Swanage Town & Herston drew 1-1 at Alvington whilst Merley CS come from behind to beat visitors Hamworthy Rec 2-1. Wareham Rangers accounted for Cranborne at the Purbeck Center 2-0. Gillingham Town Res travelled to Blandford Utd and returned with all 3 points after a narrow 3-2 win. In the late kick offs, Sturminster Newton won 1-0 at Bridport Res whilst at three County Ground Hamworthy Utd Res drew 1-1 with Sherborne Town Res.

Pitch Inspection UPDATE

Pitch Inspection

HOLT UNITED v PARLEY SPORTS

Game ON following a morning pitch Inspection.

 

11/02/2017

Match Day Round Up

DPL League Cup Semi Final

Congratulations to Gillingham Town Res who have made it through to the final after a narrow 2-1 win at home against Merley Cobham Sports.

League

Balti Sports hammered Wareham Rangers 9-0 in the Purbecks whilst Hamworthy Rec also hammer their opponents Sherborne Town Res 9-1 at Magna Road. Dorchester Sports welcomed Westland Sports and ran out 4-1 winners whilst Parley Sports secured a narrow 2-1 win at lowly Cranborne, another close game saw Blandford Utd win 1-0 at Sturminster Newton. In the late Kick Off Bridport Res and Mere Town played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at St Marys field.

Match POSTPONEMENT

Todays  DPL LEAGUE CUP SEMI FINAL between;

SWANAGE TOWN & H v HOLT UNITED

Has been POSTPONED due to an unfit pitch following a morning pitch inspection.

04/02/2017

Match Day Round Up

With only 2 games surviving the recent wet weather, Mere Town welcomed Sturminster Newton and won a tight game 2-1, whilst in the late game played on Hamworthy United Reserves artificial pitch, it was their visitors, Gillingham Town Reserves who came away with the points after a 1-0 win.

Matches POSTPONED

Following pitch inspections, the following fixtures;

Hamworthy Rec v Bridport Res

Holt Utd v Merley CS

Parley Sports v Dorchester Sports

Sherborne Town Res v Cranborne

Swanage Town & Herston v Blandford Utd

Westland Sports v Wareham Rangers

Have ALL been POSTPONED due to Waterlogged pitches.

Adverse Weather - Postponement Protocol

With weather warnings issued by the Met Office for strong winds and rain over the next 24 hours

Please arrange for a local referee to conduct an early pitch inspection in the morning in order to prevent unnecessary travel by the Away team

Thank you in advance.

31/01/2017

Match POSTPONEMENT

Tonights scheduled match;

BRIDPORT RES v MERLEY COBHAM SPORTS

Has been POSTPONED following a morning pitch inspection due to a waterlogged pitch.

28/01/2017

Match Day Round Up

Balti Sports stay top after a 4-0 away win at Sturminster Newton, whilst Holt United travelled to the Avenue Stadium and beat hosts Dorchester Sports 3-0. Hamworthy Rec recovered from 3 down to stage an exciting comeback and beat their visitors Swanage Town & Herston 4-3. Gillingham Town Res return from Cranborne with all 3 points after thrashing the basement dwellers 9-1. Hamworthy Utd Res picked up a welcome win 3-2 at Blandford Utd whilst another side to win away from home were Merley Cobham Sports who won 4-2 at Sherborne Town Res.

Match POSTPONEMENTS

Todays scheduled matches;

BRIDPORT RES v WESTLAND SPORTS

WAREHAM RANGERS v MERE TOWN

Have been POSTPONED following morning pitch inspections due to WATERLOGGED pitches.

25/01/2017

Match Day Round Up

Swanage Town & Herston returned emphatically to winning ways tonight with an 11-1 thrashing of their hosts Sherborne Town Res at Raleigh Grove.

24/01/2017

Match POSTPONEMENT

Tonights scheduled HAMWORTHY UTD RES v PARLEY SPORTS fixture has been POSTPONED due to thick fog by the Match Referee.

22/01/2017

Match Reports

I am pleased to say that the uploading of your Match reports onto this web site has begun. So far you will be able to see January 7th, 14th & 21st in the REPORTS section from the drop down section on the Top Bar above.

21/01/2017

Match Day Round Up

With 4 games falling foul to frozen pitches, the remaining 4 matches didn't dissapoint, Balti Sports welcomed Swanage Town & Herston and ran out convincing 4-1 winners, Gillingham Town Res thumped Hamworthy Utd Res 5-1 at Hardings Lane. Sturminster Newton picked up an impressive win on the road by beating their hosts Parley Sports 2-1. There was an 8 goal thriller at Blandford Utd which ended up as a 4-4 draw with Bridport Res.

Match POSTPONEMENTS

Following morning pitch inspections;

HAMWORTHY REC v MERE TOWN

HOLT UNITED v WAREHAM RANGERS

MERLEY COBHAM SPORTS v DORCHESTER SPORTS

WESTLAND SPORTS v SHERBORNE TOWN RES

Have been postponed due to frozen pitches.

14/01/2017

Match Day Round Up

Balti Sports remain top of the table after a narrow 1-0 win at Gillingham Town Res, Dorchester Sports maintained their recent form with a 3-2 win over Hamworthy Rec at the Avenue.  Sturminster Newton picked up a welcome 3 points after a close 3-2 win at home against Sherborne Town Res. Parley Sports thumped Blandford Utd 6-3 at home whilst Westland Sports travelled to Cranborne and duly beat their hosts 3-1. In the 2 late kick offs, Holt United gained a narrow 1-0 win at Bridport Res, whist Wareham Rangers trip to Hamworthy Utd Res resulted in a fine 6-1 away win.

Match POSTPONEMENT

Following a morning pitch inspection, SWANAGE TOWN & H v MERLEY COBHAM SPORTS has been POSTPONED due to a waterlogged pitch.

12/01/2017

Dorset County Cup's Semi Final Draws

DORSET SENIOR CUP

Weymouth v Wimborne Town

Gillingham Town v SWANAGE TOWN & HERSTON

Games to be played on the 28 February 2017 - KO 19.45

DORSET SENIOR TROPHY

HOLT UNITED v Portland United Reserves

BLANDFORD UNITED v PARLEY SPORTS

Games to be played on the 4th March 2017 - KO 14.30

The League Table

P W GD Pts
Balti Sports 28 20 51 63
Holt Utd 24 20 57 61
Hamworthy Recreation 27 18 53 54
Swanage Town & Herston 25 16 49 52
Westland Sports 26 15 47 49
Top Goal Scorer
Provisional @ 15/03/2017
1 Dan Andrews Balti Sports 28
2 Nathan Saxby Holt Utd 24
3 Graham Rose Swanage 22
4 Matt Groves Merley CS 20
5 Joshua Hunter Bridport Res 19
Golden Glove
Provisional @ 15/03/2017
1 Chris Lynch Holt Utd 10
2 Aaron Drayton Merley CS 4
3 Sam Jones Parley Sports 4
4 Chris Frear Stur Newton 3
5 Sam Watts Westlands 3