Dorset Premier League

Next Weeks Fixtures

Date Home Team Away Team Kick off Time
22nd May Bridport Res Dorchester Sports 19.45 pm
22nd May Hamworthy Recreation Holt Utd 19.00 pm
22nd May Westland Sports Mere Town 18.30 pm
26th May Balti Sports Westland Sports 3.00 pm
26th May Bridport Res Hamworthy Recreation 3.00 pm
26th May Swanage Town & Herston Holt Utd 3.00 pm
26th May Wareham Rangers Dorchester Sports 3.00 pm

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Site Updated - 17:15 on 18/05/2018

19/05/2018

Match Day Round Up

League Cup Final

WEST CUP WINNERS 2018

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.

League

Merley CS welcomed Dorchester Sports and duly beat them 5-1, Mere Town entertained Holt United with the Moonrakers winning 2-1 in a tight contest. Bridport Res deservedly beat Wareham Rangers 4-1 at St Martys Field whilst Gillingham Town and Shaftesbury Res played out a 1-1 draw at Hardings lane.

16/05/2018

Match Day Round Up

Holt United made the trip to Cochrams to play Shaftesbury Res, with the Bulls winning 4-2, Bridport Res welcomed Mere Town to St Marys and honours were even after a 1-1 draw. in the remaining game Dorchester Sports claimed all 3 points with an impressive 4-1 win at Swanage Town & H.

15/05/2018

Match Day Round Up

In tonights only scheduled fixture 2nd Placed Westland Sports welcomed 3rd placed Gillingham Town to Alvington with the hosts running out comfortable 4-0 winners to keep the pressure up on the leaders with 2 games to go.

12/05/2018

League Cup Final

CUP FINAL

Match Day Round Up

Hamworthy Rec maintained pole position after a narrow 2-1 win at Shaftesbury Res. Mere Town made the long tip south to Swanage Town & Herston and the trip was worthwhile as the Moonrakers beat the Swans 4-2. Westland Sports beat Wareham Rangers 3-0 at Alvington whilst Balti Sports won 5-2 at Sturminster Newton. In the evenings late game, Bridport Res earned a very good point after holding Holt United 1-1 at St Marys Field.

10/05/2018

Match Day Round Up

In tonights only game, Bridport Res welcomed Westland Sports to St Marys with the visitors winning 3-1.

09/05/2018

Match Day Round Up

In the early evening Kick offs and what could be a pivotal result in the Championship race, Hamworthy Rec came from 1 down at half time to beat Holt United 2-1 at Petersham Lane, another side to come from 1 down at half time were Merley CS who beat their guests Wareham Rangers 3-1. Sturminster Newton and Shaftesbury Res played out a 1-1 draw at Barnetts field. In the late games, Dorchester Sports travelled to Raleigh Grove and defeated hosts Sherborne Town Res 2-1, Swanage Town & H were in 7th heaven as they defeated Parley Sports 7-0 at Days Park.

 

07/05/2018

Match Day Round Up

On the hottest day of the year so far 7 games were scheduled for todays Bank Holiday, of the 6 that were played, Hamworthy Rec won narrowly at Sherborne Town Res 1-0 to stay top of the League Table. Westland Sports made the long trip to Swanage Town & H and came away with a deserved 3-0 win. Balti Sports entertained Holt United at the College with honours even after a 0-0 stalemate. Gillingham Town maintained their impressive form by winning 3-1 at Merley CS whilst Bridports Res lost 2-0 against Parley Sports. Shaftesbury Res and Hamworthy Utd Res played out an entertaining 3-3 draw at Cochrams.

Match Postponed

Todays scheduled match;

WAREHAM RANGERS v DORCHESTER SPORTS

Has been POSTPONED due to the Home side unable to field a team this afternoon.

05/05/2018

Match Day Round Up

On a beautiful sunny day, Swanage Town & H claimed local bragging rights as they defeated Wareham Rangers in "El Purbeckio" at Days Park. Westland Sports thumped Blandford Utd 5-1 at Alvington, In a 7 goal thriller at Cochrams, hosts Shaftesbury Res beat Parley Sports 4-3 after a goal less 1st half. Merley CS made the short trip to the County Ground and defeated their hosts 3-2 against Hamworthy Utd Res. Balti Sports claimed a routine win at home, 4-0 against Sherborne Town Res, the League leaders Hamworthy Rec maintained pole position after defeating Sturminster Newton 4-0 at Barnetts field. meanwhile at Petersham Lane, Holt United beat their guests Mere Town 2-1.

02/05/2017

Match Day Round Up

Holt United kept up the pressure on those above them after a 4-1 win away at Wareham Rangers. Bridport Res welcomed Sherborne Town Res to St Marys field with the Bees winning 2-0. In the remaining game played this evening, 2nd played 3rd at Hardings lane with Gillingham Town welcoming Westland Sports and it was the visitors who came from a goal down at half time to win 3-1.

01/05/2018

Match Day Round Up

Balti Sports welcomed Swanage Town & H to the College with the Swans winning 4-2, Merley CS entertained Parley Sports with the home side winning 2-0. The remaining 2 games played this evening both resulted in draws, Mere Town drew 1-1 with Sturminster Newton whilst, Blandford Utd drew 2-2 with Shaftesbury Res.

30/04/2018

Match Day Round Up

In the battle of the Hamworthy's, it was Recreation who triumphed at Magna Road in some style as they thrashed the Hammers 8-2. In the late kick off switched to Hardings Lane, Dorchester Sports drew 2-2 with Gillingham Town.

League Registrations Secretary - VACANCY

I am sad to report that Hilary Billimore has informed the League that she will not be standing for re-election as the League Registration Secretary for next season 2018/2019, i would like to thank Hilary for All that she has done whilst being an Officer of the League, she will be missed, we also wish her the very best in her next venture.

To that end, If you are interested in the role of League Registration Secretary for next season, in the 1st instance, please contact the League General Secretary by e-mail. dpl.generalsecretary@gmail.com

 

FA "Retain The Game"

FA Retain

MALE GRASSROOTS TEAMS GIVEN RETENTION BOOST BY NEW £1m FA FUNDING SCHEME

Retain the Game scheme is now open for applications with grants available for clubs to support existing adult male teams.
A brand new funding scheme is set to aid the retention of adult male teams within grassroots football clubs. The £1 million fund has been created to boost football’s traditional format following a recent decrease in the number of adult male FA-affiliated grassroots league teams 

Retain the Game, which is funded by The FA and delivered by the Football Foundation, is offering existing grassroots football clubs grants of £750 to continue offering valued playing opportunities in organised football. These grants will support clubs’ adult male teams in three age categories:

• Under-17 to Under-21
• Open Age 
• Veterans

PLEASE go to NEWS SECTION for more details.

28/04/2018

Match Day Round Up

In todays games, Leaders Hamworthy Rec lost 3-2 to Westland Sports at Magna Road, Holt Utd beat visitors Shaftesbury Res 4-1. Merley CS thrashed Bridport Res 7-0 in West Dorset, Balti Sports won 3-1 at Blandford Utd. Mere Town won 3-2 at the Avenue Stadium against hosts Dorchester Sports. Parley Sports thrashed visitors Hamworthy Utd Res 6-1. Swanage also won big as they also thrashed their opponents, this time 7-2 against Sturminster Newton, in the remai ing fixture today, Wareham Rangers shared the points and the goals 2-2 against visitors Sherborne Town Res in the Purbecks.

 

Dorset County FA Awards 2018

Marco

CONGRATULATIONS to Balti Sports FC's  Marco Nott who picked up the Award for his "Outstanding Contribution to Commumity Football"

Very Well Deserved

 

27/04/2018

DPL League Cup Final

Board

This seasons DPL LEAGUE CUP FINAL between;

HAMWORTHY RECREATION FC & WESTLAND SPORTS FC

will be staged at;

STURMINSTER NEWTON FC

On Saturday 19th May 2018 - Kick Off will be at 2.00pm

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

Flyer

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.

Post

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.


The League Table

P W GD Pts
Hamworthy Recreation 30 25 56 75
Westland Sports 30 23 63 71
Gillingham Town 32 20 31 64
Holt Utd 30 18 40 61
Merley Cobham Sports 32 19 39 60
Top Goal Scorer
Actual @ 18/05/2018
1 Chris Long Ham Rec 38
2 Cameron Beard Swanage T & H 37
3 Elliot Bevis Gillingham Town 32
4 Nathan Saxby Holt Utd 25
5 Sam Carter Ham Utd Res 25
Golden Glove
Actual @ 18/05/2018
1 Samual Watts Westland Sports 14
2 Jamie Beale Gillingham Town 6
3 Aaron Drayton Merley CS 5
4 James Langdon Swanage T & H 5
5 Andy Nott Balti Sports 4