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Next Weeks Fixtures

Date Home Team Away Team Kick off Time
06th Sep Blandford Utd Weymouth Res 3.00
06th Sep Hamworthy Recreation Hamworthy Utd Res 3.00
06th Sep Mere Town Poole Borough 3.00
06th Sep Merley Cobham Sports Portland Utd 3.00
06th Sep Parley Sports Sherborne Town Res 3.00
06th Sep Shaftesbury Town Westland Sports 3.00
06th Sep Sturminster Marshall Cranborne 3.00
06th Sep Tintinhull - - spare - - 3.00
06th Sep Wareham Rangers Bridport Res 3.00
09th Sep Bridport Res Weymouth Res 7.30
FA Vase
06th Sep Swanage Town & Herston Downton 3.00

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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
Portland Utd 7 7 19 21
Hamworthy Recreation 7 6 21 18
Merley Cobham Sports 7 6 17 18
Parley Sports 7 5 13 16
Weymouth Res 6 5 12 15
Top Goal Scorer
Provisional @ 01/09/2014
1 Holmes Tobias Parley 11
2 Stone Luke Ham Rec 8
3 Barney Shane Poole Boro 6
4 Cormack Grant Merley CS 6
5 Hayward Leo Westlands 6
Golden Glove
Provisional @ 28/08/2014
1 Knights Andy Ham Rec 4
2 Weekes Ashley Portland 4
3 Lillington Sean Wareham 2
4 Perry Jamie Merley CS 2
5 Hughes Dan Mere 1