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Next Weeks Fixtures

Date Home Team Away Team Kick off Time
17th Oct Sherborne Town Res Balti Sports 20.00 pm
20th Oct Dorchester Sports Gillingham Town 3.00 pm
20th Oct Portland Utd Res Holt Utd 3.00 pm
League Cup
20th Oct Blandford Utd Swanage Town & Herston 2.30 pm
20th Oct Hamworthy Recreation Shaftesbury Town Res 2.30 pm
20th Oct Merley Cobham Sports Sturminster Newton 2.30 pm
20th Oct Wareham Rangers Parley Sports 2.30 pm
20th Oct Westland Sports Corfe Castle 2.30 pm

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Site Updated - 20:05 on 15/10/2018




League Representative Football

Rep Game

Come along and support the Leagues Representative side as they play in this friendly as part of Hamworthy United FC's opening celebrations of their new Stan Wallis Suite to be officially performed by Harry Redknapp.


Match Day Round Up

Hamworthy Recreations long unbeaten start to the season is over as Gillingham Town beat them 1-0 at Woodwater Lane, Blandford Utd welcomed Corfe Castle to the Rec with the Royals winning 4-1, Shaftesbury Res return from their trip to the Purbecks with all 3 points after a deserved 3-0 win at Swanage T&H. Parley Sports picked up another home win as they beat Bridport Res 2-1 in East Dorset. Westland Sports welcomed Merley CS to Alvington Lane with the Somerset men winning 3-1. Balti Sports win again this time 2-0 against Wareham Rangers at the College. Portland Utd Res beat bottom placed Sturminster Newton 3-1 at Grove Corner. Dorchester Sports picked up the points after a narrow 1-0 win at Holt Utd.



County Cup Draw

Dorset Senior Trophy 2nd Rnd

bournemouth university v SHERBORNE TOWN RES

BRIDPORT RES v corfe mullen

broadstone v MERLEY CS




SHAFTESBURY RES v beaminster

wimborne town dev v BALTI SPORTS ##

Ties to be played on 3rd November 2018 - ko 1.30pm

## Will be played on 10th November 2018 - ko 1.30pm

Somerset Senior Cup 3rd Rnd

WESTLAND SPORTS v hengrove athletic res

Tie to be played on 3rd November 2018 - ko 2.00pm




Match Day Round Up

Dorset Senior Trophy

Holders Holt United made it through to the next round after winning a 9 goal thriller at Chickerell Utd 5-4, another side to win a 9 goal thriller were Corfe Castle who also won away 5-4 at Witchampton Utd, safely through are Hamworthy Rec who won 4-0 at last seasons beaten finalists Westland Sports Res, Merley CS won 4-1 at home against AFC Tisbury whilst Blandford United had to come from being 2-1 down at half time at home against Mere Town to eventually triumph 5-3. Bridport Res made the trip to Turlin Moor and beat their hosts Poole Borough 6-1. Congratulations to Sturminster Newton, who claimed their 1st win of the season in all competitions after beating Lyme Regis 3-1 at Barnetts field. Dorchester Sports welcomed Bournemouth University to the Avenue and it was the students who shocked their hosts by winning 2-1. Shaftesbury Res beat Afc Blandford 5-2 at Cochrams. In the 3 All DPL ties, Gillingham Town beat Parley Sports 2-1, Balti Sports won 4-1 in the Purbecks against hosts Wareham Rangers, and Sherborne Town Res also progress after winning 3-1 at home against Portland Utd Res.

Somerset Senior Cup

Westland Sports progressed through to the next round but were made to work for it as they won 3-2 at Chew Magna, this after being 3 nil up at the break.



Match Day Round Up

Gillingham Town hit 12 of the best as they thrash Wareham Rangers 12-1 in the Purbecks, League Leaders Hamworthy Recreation carry on winning, this time 3-0 at Sherborne Town Res. Merley CS were also amongst the goals today as they won 7-1 at home against Shaftesbury Res. Portland Utd Res picked up an impressive 4-0 win in East Dorset at Parley Sports, whilst Holt United narrowley beat their visitors Bridport Res 3-2 at Petersham Lane. Westland Sports won 3-1 against Dorchester Sports at Alvington Lane, meanwhile at the college, Balti Sports and Swanage Town & H played out a 1-1 draw. Sturminster Newton are still looking for their 1st points of the season after losing 2-0 at home against Blandford Utd.



Match Day Round Up

In the eagerley awaited clash of the top two at Magna Road, it was the hosts and League leaders, Hamworthy Recreation who ran out 3-0 winners against Westland Sports. Balti Sports gained another impressive win, this time 3-1 at home against Merley CS. Blandford Utd went goal crazy at the Rec as they Royally beat their visitors, Sherborne Town Res 7-1 whilst Bridport Res return from the Purbecks with all 3 points after a fine 5-2 win at Wareham Rangers. Parley Sports beat their visitors Shaftesbury Res 2-0, with Swanage T&H also winning 2-0 against Sturminster Newton at Days Park. Gillingham Town were narrow 2-1 winners against Holt United at Woodwater Lane whilst at Grove Corner, Portland United Res welcomed Corfe Castle with the hosts winning a 7 goal thriller 4-3.



Match Day Round Up

FA Vase

Swanage Town & Herston bow out of this seasons Competition after losing 3-0 at home to Longwell Green FC.


Westland Sports welcomed Wareham Rangers to Alvington, and it was the Somerset Side who ran out convincing 7-1 winners, Corfe Castle secured a point after a 2-2 draw at the Fortress against Parley Sports, with the visitors coming back from 2 down at HT. Sturminster Newton are still looking for their 1st points of the season after they went down 4-1 at home to Bridport Res. Portland Utd Res triumphed 5-1 at Grove Corner against Sherborne Town Res whilst the League Leaders maintained pole position after a narrow 1-0 win at Magna Road against Shaftesbury Res. Merley CS beat visitors Gillingham Town 5-1 whilst Balti Sports secured a hard fought 3-2 win at Petersham Lane against hosts Holt Utd. Finally at the Avenue Stadium, Dorchester Sports beat Blandford Utd 3-1.


FA Vase

Good luck from all in the DPL to Swanage Town & Herston FC for their FA Vase tie tommorrow.

Swan Vase


Dorset Senior Trophy  - Rnd 1 Draw


Ties to be played on October 6th - 2018


STURMINSTER NEW v lyme regis
BLANDFORD UTD v mere town
west sports res v HAMWORTHY REC
witchampton v CORFE CASTLE
poole borough v BRIDPORT RES
MERLEY CS v tisbury utd
SHAFTESBURY RES v afc blandford
chickerell utd v HOLT UTD


Somerset Senior Cup - Rnd 2


chew magna v WESTLAND SPORTS


There were 10 goals at Grove Corner with the Greens finally getting the better of the Blues as Hamworthy Rec beat hosts Portland Utd Res 6-4, another highscoring game saw 8 goals at Days Park with hosts Swanage Town & H beating Westland Sports 5-3. The Bulls of Holt beat their visitors the Zebras from Sherborne Town Res 3-0 at Petersham Lane, whilst Parley Sports scored 4 without reply as they beat Wareham Rangers 4-0 in the Purbecks. The North Dorset derby between Gillingham Town and Sturminster Newton went the way of the hosts as the Tangerines narrowley beat the Cherries 2-1. In the final game played, Bridport Res picked up a deserved 4-1 win away at Blandford Utd.

League Cup

In the preliminary round, Balti Sports entertained Dorchester Sports at the College with the hosts winning 2-0 to progress into the 1st round where they will face Portland Utd Res.


Match Day Round Up


League leaders Hamworthy Rec needed 2 second half goals to overcome hosts Sturminster Newton 2-0. Merley CS got back to winning ways after beating their hosts Blandford Utd 5-1. Bridport Res and Swanage T&H shared 6 goals in an entertaining game 3-3 at St Marys field. Jack Voisey scored all 4 goals in Parley Sports 4-0 home win against Sherborne Town Res, Gillingham Town came away from their trip to Portland Utd Res with maximum points after a narrow 3-2 win. Shaftesbury Res gained an impressive 3-1 win at home against Holt Utd whilst Dorchester Sports won 3-1 in the Purbecks against Wareham Rangers. Congratulations finally go to Corfe Castle who picked up their 1st point of the season after a 3-3 home draw against Balti Sports.

Somerset Senior Cup - 1st Rnd

Westland Sports progressed to round 2 after a narrow 2-1 win Chard Town Res.


Match Day Round Up

In the 1st of the 3 games played this evening, Dorchester Sports returned to winning ways after narrowly beating Corfe Castle 3-2 at the Avenue. Sherborne Res welcomed Sturminster Newton to Raleigh Grove with the Zebras winning 2-0, and in the final game played, Bridport Res won 3-0 at home against Shaftesbury Res.


Match Day Round Up

Blandford Utd picked up an impressive 6-3 win on the road at Parley Sports whilst Balti Sports against Portland Utd Res ended in a 1-1 draw at the College. Westland Sports win again at Alvington as they won 3-1 against Gillingham Town, whilst League Leaders Hamworthy Rec beat Wareham Rangers 4-1 at Magna Road. Finally, Merley CS entertained Holt United, and it was the Bulls who gained an impressive 5-1 win away from home.


Match Day Round Up

Hamworthy Rec remain top of the table but they lost their 100% record as they played out a very entertaining 4-4 draw at Swanage T & H, Westland Sports hit 10 at Alvington as they put Corfe Castle to the sword 10-1. Merley CS won 3-0 at home against Portland Utd Res whilst Holt United won 2-0 on the road at Sturminster Newton. Gillingham Town welcomed Dorchester Sports to Woodwater Lane with the Tangerines winning 4-1. Balti Sports picked up a deserved 3-2 win at home against visitors Parley Sports, whilst Sherborne Town Res picked up their 1st win of the season winning 2-1 at Bridport Res, another side to get their 1st win of the season were Blandford Utd as the Royals won 3-2 at Shaftesbury Res.


Match Day Round Up

In tonights early matches, Sturminster Newton welcomed Shaftesbury Res to Barnetts Field with the visitors winning 2-0. In the Purbeck Derby, Corfe Castle welcomed Wareham Rangers to the Fortress with bragging rights going to the men from Wareham after a 2-1 victory. Westland Sports made the short journey to Sherborne Town Res and won a tight contest 1-0. Bridport Res and Balti Sports played out a 2-2 draw at St Marys field, whilst Swanage Town & H picked up their 1st win of the season by beating visitors Blandford Utd 4-1 at home. Portland Utd Res picked up an impressive win by beating visitors Dorchester Sports 3-1 at Grove Corner.


Match Day Round Up

With only 2 games being played tonight, 4 of the current top 6 sides met with 100% Hamworthy Recreation entertaining Holt United at Magna Road, and it was the men in green who remain at 100% after a narrow 1-0 against the Bulls. In the other match, Parley Sports welcomed Merley CS and it was the visitors who came away from East Dorset with a deserved 3-1 win, so inflicting Parley's 1st defeat of the season.


Match Day Round Up

Hamworthy Recreation maintained their 100% start with an impressive 3-0 win at previously undefeated Merley CS. Parley Sports gained an equally impressive win on the road 4-2 at Dorchester Sports. Westland Sports tasted defeat for the 1st time this season when Holt Utd bounced back from their midweek defeat to beat their hosts 2-0 at Alvington. Bridport Res gained their 1st points and win of the season beating Corfe Castle 3-2 away meaning the hosts slip to their 3rd succesive defeat of the season. The remaining 4 games all ended in draws, at Raleigh Grove, Sherborne Res and Wareham Rangers ended 1-1, Days Park, where Swanage Town & H drew 1-1 with Portland Utd Res, Cranford Avenue, where Balti Sports drew 2-2 with Blandford Utd and finally at Cochrams where Shaftesbury Res drew 2-2 with Gillingham Town.


Match Day Round Up

In the evenings early game played at the Avenue Stadium and watched by a healthy crowd of 135, hosts Dorchester Sports claimed local bragging rights by beating Balti Sports 3-0 to remain undefeated after 2 games. Portland Utd Res gained their 1st win of the season when beating Bridport Res 1-0 at Grove Corner. In tonights Purbeck derby, Swanage Town & H drew 2-2 with Wareham Rangers at Days Park, so ensuring both sides get their 1st point of the season.


Match Day Round Up

Hamworthy Recreation made it 2 wins from 2 games played but needed an 86th minute winner to beat Blandford Utd 2-1 at Magna Road, Westland Sports also remain at 100% after a 2-0 win against Sturminster Newton at Alvington. Merley CS also have a perfect start, 2/2 after beating Corfe Castle 5-1 at Home. In North Dorset Gillingham Town and Sherborne Town Res played out a 1-1 draw at Woodwater Lane with the visitors, like it was at the weekend at Gillingham, equalising in injury time !!! Parley Sports gained their 1st win of the season by beating Holt United 3-1 at home.



Its been raining today, which must mean that DPL football is back !!, the opening round of fixtures saw a bumper haul of 44 goals scored with the defending champions Hamworthy Recreation winning 7-1 at new boys Corfe Castle, this from 1-1 at half time. The leagues other new boys Portland Utd Reserves also got a rude awakening to life in the DPL as Westland Sports beat them 8-0 at Alvington. Balti Sports thumped Sturminster Newton 6-0 at Cranford Avenue to get their campaign off to the perfect start. There were decent home wins also for Shaftesbury Res, 5-1 against Wareham Rangers and Merley CS 3-0 against Bridport Reserves. Whilst winning on the road were Holt United who triumphed 3-1 at Swanage T&H, and Dorchester Sports, who returned from Sherborne Reserves with all 3 points after a 3-2 win. In the final game played today, Gillingham Towns 1st League match at their new ground ended in a 2-2 draw with Parley Sports.


DPL LEAGUE CUP 2018/2019

During last nights Secretaries meeting, the draw was made for the Preliminary and 1st Round of this seasons Competition.

Highlights include a Ridgeway Derby in the Preliminary Round as Balti Sports will entertain Dorchester Sports, whilst in the 1st Round, League New Boys Corfe Castle have been handed a tough assignment, Away at holders Westland Sports whilst Portland United Reserves will entertain the winner of the Preliminary Match.




1st ROUND;









Dates for ALL Ties - TBC



Here is the opening Days schedule for the new season;

3.00 pm Kick Off

Balti Sports v Sturminster Newton

Corfe Castle v Hamworthy Recreation

Gillingham Town v Parley Sports

Merley CS v Bridport Reserves

Shaftesbury Reserves v Wareham Rangers

Sherborne Town Res v Dorchester Sports

Swanage Town & H v Holt United

Westland Sports v Portland United Res

Blandford United - Spare

The FULL August schedule will be released this week end.


Secretaries Meeting

The pre season Secretaries meeting will be held on Monday July 30th 2018

@ Merley Cobham Sports FC - starting at 7.30pm

All Clubs are to be represented with the Secretary and Managers cordially invited.

Pre - Season Friendlies

To find out upto date information regarding individual Club Friendlies, please contact the Club directly - details can be found in the Club section on this site.


Press Release

Gill Press Release

Annual General Meeting

At last nights AGM, the constitution for next season was agreed, we are sad to see both Hamworthy United FC Reserves & Mere Town FC leave the Membership and we wish them both well in their new ventures. Joing us will be Corfe Castle FC & Portland United FC Reserves meaning we will still be at 17 Teams for season 2018 - 2019.

The season will kick off on Saturday 11th August 2018 and is scheduled to finish upto and including Saturday 11th May 2019

Award Winners

Trevor Williams Fair Play Award - HAMWORTHY RECREATION FC

Secretary of the Year - ALAN LAMONT - Westland Sports FC

Top Goalscorer - CHRIS LONG - Hamworthy Recreation FC - 38 League Goals

Golden Glove - SAM WATTS - Westland Sports FC - 15 League Clean Sheets

Programme of the Year - SWANAGE TOWN & HERSTON FC

Website of the Year - WESTLAND SPORTS FC



Annual General Meeting

In accordance with League Rules, this years AGM will be held at;


Wednesday 20th June 2018

@ 7.30pm


League Champions 2017 - 2018 - HAMWORTHY RECREATION FC

Ham Rec Champs

League Champions 2017 - 2018


Captain Rikki Walden receives the League Championship from DPL Chairman, Mr Mike Mock


On the final Saturday of what has been a long season, the title was still up for grabs, and it was HAMWORTHY RECREATION FC who secured that title after beating hosts Bridport Res 4-2 at St Marys field this after being 2-1 down at half time. Westland Sports who have pushed Rec all the way needed to win at Balti Sports and hope Rec dropped points but hosts Balti won 2-1 meaning Westlands have to settle for Runners Up spot. In the days other fixture, Wareham Rangers and Dorchester Sports shared 10 goals with Sports winning 6-4 in a game switched to the County Ground.

It was disappointing that the remaining scheduled fixture was postponed because 1 Club couldnt raise a side but given that the opening day of this season saw a non fulfilled fixture, we have now seen the last day of fixtures also suffer with a non fulfilled fixture !!!!


Match Day Round Up

League Cup Final


Goals in each half gave WESTLAND SPORTS FC a deserved 2-0 win against Hamworthy Recreation in the League Cup Final held at a sunny Sturminster Newton this afternoon. Westlands took the lead in the 28th minute when Henry Lawrence-Napier headed them infront. On 65 minutes Sports defender Sam Plumley found himself free in the Rec box and he slammed home the 2nd to seal the victory.


Dorset Senior Trophy Winners


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.

The League Table

P W GD Pts
Hamworthy Recreation 12 10 24 31
Westland Sports 11 8 25 24
Merley Cobham Sports 11 7 15 21
Gillingham Town 11 6 12 21
Balti Sports 11 5 9 20
Top Goal Scorer
Actual @ 06/10/2018
1 Nathan Saxby Holt Utd 15
2 Asa Phillips Merley CS 12
3 Sam Carter Ham Rec 12
4 Jack Voisey Parley Sports 9
5 Mark Ford Blandford Utd 9
Golden Glove
Actual @ 06/10/2018
1 Aaron Robertson Ham Rec 3
2 Sam Watts Westland Sports 3
3 Taylor Hibbs Parley Sports 3
4 Aaron Drayton Merley CS 2
5 Anthony Parsons Holt Utd 2