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Next Weeks Fixtures

Date Home Team Away Team Kick off Time
10th Oct Balti Sports Wareham Rangers 3.00
10th Oct Hamworthy Recreation Blandford Utd 3.00
10th Oct Holt Utd Cranborne 3.00
10th Oct Parley Sports Bridport Res 3.00
10th Oct South Cheriton Shaftesbury Town 3.00
10th Oct Weymouth Res Merley Cobham Sports 3.00
Dorset Senior Trophy
10th Oct Hamworthy Utd Res Corfe Mullen 2.30
Wiltshire Senior Cup
10th Oct Sarum Youth Mere Town 3.00

.The DPL Update

Site Last Updated at 11:05 on 6/10/2015

Updated pages (today): Home, Reports & Gallery (Oct)

Updated pages (last 7 days): County Cups, League Rep Side (additions), Results, Reports & Gallery


Match Day Round Up

FA VASE - Heartbreak for Swanage as they lose to a last minute penalty at home to Corsham 3-4, Shaftesbury also lose, at Team Solent 4-1

LEAGUE - Holt win 3-1 against Mere

SSC - Westlands go out losing 1-3 to Glastonbury

DST - Game of the day sees Sherborne Res finally overcome Lyme Regis 4-3 on penalties after it was 2-2 at FT & 4-4 AET. Cranborne's poor season continues after losing away at lower league Sturminster Newton 3-0. In the 2 ALL DPL Ties, their were wins for Parley 8-1 at home against Wareham with Toby Holmes hitting 5 !!! and Bridport Res who overcame their hosts Blandford 2-1. In the remaining 4 ties involving our League Clubs their were wins on the road for Balti 2-0 at Allendale, Weymouth Res 3-1 at Alderholt and Hamworthy Rec 8-0 at Portland Utd Res, the remaining tie saw Merley CS beat Stourpaine 6-0 at home.


FA Inter League Cup

The DPL have been drawn away to Herts Senior County League in the 2nd round of the Cup.  Herts beat the DPL at the semi final stage in the last competition before losing to the Isle of Man in the final.

The full draw is on the "FA Inter League Cup - Draw 2015/16" page


Merley Cobham Sports

Advert: Following the departure of both Ollie Cherrett and Chris Hart, Merley Cobham Sports are seeking a new manager to lead the club for the remainder of the season and beyond.

The successful applicant will have the support of a dedicated committee who are keen to see the club succeed. To register interest please contact Club Secretary Yvonne Rogers (07917 767729) for further details.


Match Day Round Up

Ham rec went nap against Balti , winning 5-1 whilst Merley were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Bridport. Shaftesbury beat visitors Weymouth 3-1 while Blandford beat their visitors Ham U 2-1. Wareham won for the second week running, this time beating hosts Westlands 2-0. Swanage beat their hosts Holt by the odd goal in 5, Parley hit S Cheriton for 6 with the visitors scoring a single goal while at the 11th attempt Cranborne deservedly gained their first points of the season, beating visitors Mere 4-2.


FA Inter League Cup - Round 1

Peterborough & District 3  Dorset Premier 4

The Representative side did the League proud with this excellent win away at a very good Peterborough & District side in what for the neutral was a superb 7 goal thriller. Played at the picturesque Northern Star FC, the DPL settled the quicker and in 2 minutes the home custodian, Mort, reacted well to thwart Luke Stone as the forward raced onto a through ball. Both sides looked lively as they settled into the game. The DPL’s pace worried the home defence whilst the home sides wingers were causing problems notably through Flatters down the DPL right. On 7 minutes Lee Gale almost put the visitors in front, however his chip was well saved by Mort. Dom Falco received a Yellow card in the 15th minute for a poor challenge. On 21 minutes Toby Holmes squared to Falco whose effort was cleared off the line.


Back came the hosts and they took the lead in the 24th minute as Flatters again got in behind the DPL right and his cross was firmly met by Gibbs who headed home (1-0). The DPL needed to respond quickly and they did so in the 28th minute as Luke STONE headed home at the far post following a Kane Andrews cross (1-1). With the home side reeling and with DPL tails up on 30 minutes Falco played in STONE who side footed home to put the DPL in front (1-2). However going behind appeared to galvanise the home side as they poured forward in search of an equaliser and it duly arrived courtesy of the same combination who created their 1st goal as Flatters again terrorised the full back, his cross was parried by Boore in the DPL goal only for Gibbs to smash home the 2nd ball (2-2). On 40 minutes the home side felt they had a penalty shout but the referee saw nothing wrong with Grant Cormacks defending. Back down the other end and on 43 minutes Stone saw his shot blocked only for Lee GALE to slot home the rebound and restore the DPLs lead (2-3). There was still time for Stone to hit the post in the 44th minute.


DPL v Peterborough & District


Into the 2nd half and the hosts were straight on the front foot and Boore reacted well in the 47th minute to smother from Heron. On 48 minutes he was helpless however to stop the home side from equalising again as another deep cross into the DPL box was turned home by Heron - much to the delight of the home supporters (3-3). On 51 minutes good inter play between Holmes and Stone saw Holme’s effort go over the bar. On 56 minutes another home corner saw the ball break to Gibbs who blasted over from 6 yards - a let off for the men from Dorset. On 65 minutes Craig Michie, on as a substitute, headed clear from under his own bar to repel another Peterborough attack but back came the visitors and, following superb slide rule pass  from Toby Holmes, allowed STONE to slot the ball home to complete his hat trick and restore Dorset’s lead (3-4).


In this end to end game back came the hosts and Gibbs squandered another good chance when he shot over in the 77th minute when well placed. Moments later and Scott Martin, another DPL substitute, played in Sam Smith whose effort was cleared off the line by Makate. Into the final 10 minutes and chances were still coming along for the visitors; Martin saw a shot blocked on 81 minutes with the 2nd ball being headed over by Holmes. Boore punched well under pressure in the 88th minute following a corner and as the match entered injury time, the DPL remained resolute and saw the game out professionally.

“All in all a superb team effort and performance, Matt and his backroom team are to be applauded for setting up this victory – Here’s to round 2”


Match Day Round Up

Inter League Cup

A hat-trick from Luke Stone and a single strike by Lee Gale gave the DPL a 4-3 win over their hosts Peterborough & District in what was an entertaining 7 goal thriller.


Balti go clear at the top after their 3-1 home win against Westlands while Sherborne beat hosts Blandford 4-0. Swanage won at home 4-0 against S. Cheriton whilst Bridport played out a 4-4 thriller at home to Holt. In the match bewtween the pointless clubs, Wareham went goal mad and thrashed luckless Cranborne 6-0.


Saturday 19th

Due to the FA Inter-League Cup match v Peterborough & District there are only five DPL matches still "standing" (see fixtiures above).


Wiltshire Senior Cup

Mere Town FC have been drawn Away at Sarum Youth in the 1st Round of the Wiltshire Senior Cup. Match to be played on the 10th October KO 3.00pm


Match Day Round Up

Balti stay top with a 4-0 win over visitors South Cheriton while Merley make it 7 in a row with a 3-1 home win against Ham U. In the absence of others, Sherborne move to 3rd with a 4-0 win away at luckless Cranborne while Ham Rec had a 3-1 home win against Swanage (both teams reduced to 10 men). Bridport beat their hosts, Westlands, 3-1 while at Parley, Mere came out on top with a 2-1 win.

League Cup

Holt and visitors Weymouth played extra time before the Terras won by a single goal while Shaftesbury beat hosts Wareham 3-2.


Dpl Squad

The DPL squad to travel to Peterborough on Sat 19th September is:

Kane Andrews, Aaron Corby, Dominic Falco, Sam Purdy, Aaron Stacey, Lloyd Cole, Tobias Holmes, Scott Martin, Grant Cormack, Luke Stones, Lee Wilkins, Matt Chant, Lee Gale, Eddie Perrett & Steve Boore.

Full details on he League Rep Side page.


Somerset Senior Cup

Westland Sports have been drawn at home to Glastonbury FC in the 1st Round of the Somerset Senior Cup. Match to be played on 3rd October 2015.

Glastonbury play in the Somerset County League - 1st Division (West) and are currently in 2nd place having played four matches, winning 3 and drawing 1

Dorset Senior Trophy

The Dorset Senior Trophy draw involving 11 of our League Clubs has been made and is published on the County Cups page.


Managerial Vacancy

Swanage Town & Herston FC are seeking a first team manager. Anyone interested, please contact Chairman, Mark Watson on 07967 776867 or by email at

For more information click on


Swanage Manager Resigns

Following yesterdays defeat, Alan Lay, Swanage's Manager resigned his position to pursue other opportunities within the football pyramid. To read the Full Club Statement from Swanage Town & Herston FC - Please go to the News Section.


Match Day Round Up

Balti move top after beating Swanage 4-0 (Shaftesbury in Vase) with Merley going 2nd after beating S Cheriton 5-0 away. Weymouth, remain unbeaten after beating hosts Blandford 2-1 with an injury time winner. Parley lost to visitors Sherborne 4-1.  Ham Rec scored twice in the last five minutes to beat visitors Mere 3-2. Westlands beat luckless Cranborne 4-0. Wareham played their first home game but their luck didn't change as they lost 4-1 to Holt

The League Table

P W GD Pts
Balti Sports 10 8 19 24
Merley Cobham Sports 9 7 14 22
Sherborne Town Res 10 6 14 20
Hamworthy Recreation 8 6 16 19
Shaftesbury Town 7 6 22 18
Top Goal Scorer
Actual @ 28/09/2015
1 Gale Lee Shaftesbury 11
2 Holmes Toby Parley 9
3 Warren Martin Ham Rec 9
4 Phillips Asa Ham Utd 8
5 Lane Rocky Balti 7
Golden Glove
Actual @ 28/09/2015
1 Bleazard Simon Sth Cheriton 3
2 Boore Steve Weymouth 3
3 Silcox Luke Westlands 3
4 Beale Janmie Sherborne 2
5 Cleal Lee Bridport 2