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26/5/2016

CADBURYS BUSINESS PARK LEAGUE CUP FINAL

Sherborne Town Res 1 - 2 Merley Cobham Sports

Congratulations to ALL connected at Merley Cobham Sports FC, who won the League Cup this evening after a narrow 2-1 victory against a gallant Sherborne Town Res side.

Goals from BEAMISH & WILKINS set MCS on their way, however a fine strike from the hosts BUTLER on the hour mark reduced the defecit and made for a fine finish, but despite decent efforts for both sides, no further goals were scored.

CUP FINAL

MCS Captain Pete Pritchard receives the League Cup from League President Peter Gallop

23/5/2016

UPDATE

At the appeal hearing this evening, held at the Offices of the D.C.F.A - Shaftesbury Town FC's case was DISMISSED

Therefore, the original decision to REMOVE Shaftesbury Town FC from the League Cup Competition and fine them £50.00 as per Rules for playing an ineligable player stands.

CADBURYS BUSINESS PARK LEAGUE CUP FINAL

This years FINAL will take place on THURSDAY 26th MAY 2016 and is between

SHERBORNE TOWN RES V MERLEY COBHAM SPORTS

Kick Off @ 19.45pm extra time & penalties if required

Admission - Adults £5.00 - Concessions £2.00

14/5/2016

Match Day Round Up

In the final league match of the season Holt and Balti fought out a very entertaining 3-3 draw.

12/5/2016

Promotion Update

The League Secretary has today received notification that the applications by Shaftesbury Town FC & Weymouth Res FC to be Promoted up into Step 6 for season 2016/17 have BOTH been approved by the FA.

Therefore BOTH sides have been placed into the WESSEX LEAGUE.

The DPL wishes both Clubs every success with their Promotion.

11/5/2016

Match Day Round Up

In a keenly contested game, Shaftesbury underlined their Champions status by beating close rivals Hamworthy Recreation 2-1 at Coppice Street, in the other game played, Sherborne Town secured 6th spot in the League Table after defeating visitors Swanage Town & Herston 4-0.

10/5/2016

Match Day Round Up

In tonights only game, Merley CS beat Holt United 4-1 and so finish 4th in the League Table.

9/5/2016

DPL League Cup Final - Statement from The League Management Committee

Shaftesbury Town FC have appealed to the DCFA, as per League Rule 16D. Against a decision levied against them in accordance with League Cup Rule 5G, where the case against them was PROVEN in relation to League Cup Rule 5F

League Cup Rule 5F – No player shall be eligible to play for more than one Club in any one seasons Competition.

League Cup Rule 5G – Any Club playing an ineligible player shall be fined a sum of £50.00 and be removed from the Competition.

League Rule 16D – Any appeal against a decision of the Management Committee must be lodged with the Sanctioning Authority within fourteen (14) days of the posting of the written notification of the decision causing the appeal, accompanied by a fee which may be forfeited in the event of the appeal not being upheld. A copy of the appeal must also be sent to the Secretary

To this end, and until we receive further correspondence from the DCFA with the date of the Appeal hearing, the scheduled date for the final of Saturday 14th MAY 2016 has now been cancelled. A new date is to be confirmed.

The League has received notification from the DCFA that the appeal will be held on Monday 23rd MAY 2016 @ 8.30pm at the D.C.F.A Offices

It is then further hoped that the Cup Final Can/Will be played on Saturday 28th MAY 2016 at a venue TBC

The League Apologises for the inconvenience this will cause.

7/5/2016

Match Day Round Up

In their penultimate match of the season Shaftesbury beat Mere 4-0 while Ham Rec took 11 players to Balti, including manager Keith Whatling in goal and 7 Reserves, and came away with a 3-2 victory! Weymouth concluded ther campaign with a 3-0 win at Sherborne and thus secured 3rd in the league. Merley beat visitors Swanage 3-1 while Parley lost to hosts Bridport 5-1. In the day's other game Holt thrashed S Cheriton 7-0.

5/5/2016

Match Day Round Up

In tonights only fixture Ham Rec travelled to near neighbours Parley and came away with a 4-2 victory.

4/5/2016

Match Day Round Up

In tonights games, the "Swans" of Swanage thrashed the "Cranes" of Cranborne 6-1, Sherbornes Reserves gave a "Royal" thumping to visitors Blandford 5-0, in the nights other fixture Merley CS made the long trip to Bridport Res and came away with a narrow 1-0 win.

2/5/2016

SHAFTESBURY TOWN FC - LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

SHAFT 1

Shaftesbury Captain Lee Gale receives the League Winners Trophy from Mike Mock - DPL Chairman

SHAFT 2

Shaftesbury Town FC - Players Celebrate winning the League title

Photos, by kind courtesy of STFC

Match Day Round Up

4 games played this Bank Holiday, 17 goals scored in total, biggest winners of the day were Bridport Res who beat visitors Wareham 4-1. Weymouth Res travelled to Mere and came away with an emphatic 3-0 win. Parley made the trip to Sherborne Res and edged a close game 2-1 whilst 6 goals were shared in an entertaining 3-3 draw at Magna Road between Ham Rec and Westlands.

30/4/2016

Match Day Round Up

On the day Shaftesbury Town FC deservedly received the League Winners Trophy, In the games that took place !! Merley CS beat South Cheriton 3-0 at home, Holt beat Parley 2-1 at Petersham Lane. Bridport Res won 6-0 at home against Cranborne whilst Mere and Balti & Westlands and Weymouth Res played out 1-1 and 2-2 draws respectively.

29/4/2016

Match Off

The League was informed earlier this evening that Hamworthy Recreation FC were unable to raise a side for their scheduled game at Shaftesbury Town FC tomorrow. This means the game is now POSTPONED and will be re-scheduled before the end of the season.

The League Management Committee is very concerned as to this development and has started Disciplinary proceedings as per League Rules with immediate effect.

28/4/2016

Match Day Round Up

Hamworthy Rec hosted Holt Utd and ran out eventual winners 2-1, Wareham Rangers also beat their visitors Merley CS 2-1. In the evenings late game at St Marys field Bridport Res and Weslands shared 5 goals with the hosts winning 3-2

27/4/2016

Match Postponed

Tonights scheduled League fixture between Sherborne Town Res and their visitors, Swanage Town & Herston has been POSTPONED due to the visitors unable to travel in full to the game. The matter will be placed before the LMC.

26/4/2016

Match Day Round

CONGRATULATIONS go to ALL connected with SHAFTESBURY TOWN FC who with their 2-1 win at Parley this evening have secured the League title after amassing 79 points with 2 games to spare. Their nearest challengers Hamworthy Recreation won 5-2 at Blandford, however despite games in hand can now only finish on a maximum of 78 points.

Representatives of the League will be in attendance this week end to present the League Trophy to Shaftesbury Town FC after their final home game against Hamworthy Recreation FC

CONGRATULATIONS also go to ALL connected with MERLEY COBHAM SPORTS FC who this evening won a thrilling encounter 4-3, after trailing 3-1 at half time, in the DORSET SENIOR TROPHY FINAL against gallant runners up BRIDPORT RES FC

23/4/2016

Match Day Round Up

Shaftesbury soldier on to what seems an inevitable championship with a 3-1 win at Merley while Ham Rec kept their (very) faint hopes alive with a 5-1 win at home to Sherborne.  Weymouth kept their hopes of finishing Runners Up alive with a 5-0 thrashing of Wareham while Balti lost to hosts Westlands 2-0. Holt beat hosts Swanage 4-1 while Blandford beat visitors Bridport 3-1. S Cheriton v Parley ended up with the visitors winning 5-2.

22/4/2016

Wareham Rangers

Wareham rangers are looking for a manager for their first XI - please see the Club Adverts & Notices page.

21/4/2016

Match Day Round Up

In this evenings early games, Hamworthy Rec moved into 2nd place after beating visitors Wareham 3-2. Parley entertained Swanage and shared 4 goals in a 2-2 draw. In the late game Bridport Res entertained Mere Town with the match ending in a 1-1 draw.

20/4/2016

Match Day Round Up

Shaftesbury maintained their grip at the top of the table with a 6-0 win against visitors Hamworthy Utd Res whilst Sherborne Town Res and Merley CS played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at Raleigh Grove.

19/4/2016

Match Day Round Up

In the early games this evening, Parley beat visitors Holt 7-2, Mere entertained Westlands and won 2-1, whilst Cranborne lost again this time 6-0 against visitors Ham Rec. In tonights late game, Weymouth Res travelled to Bridport Res and came away with all 3 points after a narrow 1-0 win.

16/4/2016

Match Day Round Up

Ham Rec went down 1-2 to visitors Shaftesbury who are now firmly in control of the League. Weymouth overcame hosts Merley 3-1. Swanage beat hosts Wareham 2-1 while Ham U beat hosts Sherborne 3-1. Westlands beat vistors Blandford 3-2, Bridport beat their hosts S Cheriton 1-0 and Parley beat hosts Cranborne 4-2.

14/4/2016

Match Day Round Up

In tonights early game Ham Rec beat Merley CS 4-1 at Magna Road whilst in the late kick off, Sherborne Res beat Cranborne 3-1 at Raleigh Grove.

13/4/2016

Match Day Round Up

In tonights only scheduled fixture, Shaftesbury maintained pole position in the league table after a narrow home win against Mere 1-0.

12/4/2016

Match Day Round Up

Both games played this evening resulted in draws, Merley CS drew 2-2 with visitors Parley, whilst Wareham held Ham Rec 1-1.

9/4/2016

Match Day Round Up

Shaftesbury went to Swanage and damaged the Swans to the tune of 6-1 while Balti and Sherborne shared 6 goals. Weymouth trounced bottom club Cranborne 12-0 while Merley beat hosts Mere 5-1.  Ham Rec beat an inexperienced Bridport 5-0 while Parley beat Blandford 1-0 and Holt beat Wareham 2-0.

6/4/2016

Match Day Round Up

In the all Reserve team fixture at Sherborne, the home side returned to winning ways by beating Bridport Res 2-1. Hamworthy Rec returned from their trip to Swanage with all 3 points after a narrow 1-0 win. Merley CS made the short trip to the County ground and beat hosts Hamworthy Utd Res 3-2 in an entertaining encounter. In the evenings other fixture Weymouth Res entertained South Cheriton at the Bob Lucas and secured a 1-0 win.

Match Day Round Up

In todays League Cup Semi Finals Shaftesbury thrashed Sherborne 8-0 whilst Merley CS made the short trip to Hamworthy Rec and came away 2-1 winners.

In the League Balti lost for the first in 8 outings going down 3-2 at home to Bridport. Parley beat visitors Cranborne 5-1. Wareham drew 1-1 with Westlands while Holt won by the odd goal in 9 at the County Ground. S Cheriton beat hosts Blandford 2-1 while Swanage beat visitors Mere 3-2.

31/3/2016

Manager Wanted

Mere Town are looking for a new manager - see Club Notices & Advertisments page.

30/3/2016

Match Day Round Up

In tonights only game, Hamworthy Utd Res entertained Sherborne Town Res with the result being a 0-0 draw.

29/3/2016

Fixture Amendments

Following more postponements in our League and others above, Please see various changes required to the remaining fixtures.

Please check carefully as I have moved a few fixtures around to accommodate and to give the schedule a better fit.

APRIL 5th

DELETE HAM U V MERLEY CS

WEYMOUTH V SOUTH CHERITON

APRIL 6th

INSERT HAM U V MERLEY CS – 7.45pm

WEYMOUTH V SOUTH CHERITON – 7.45pm

Both changes due to re-scheduled Home matches for the 1st teams on the 5th

APRIL 13th

DELETE SHERBORNE V CRANBORNE

APRIL 14th

INSERT SHERBORNE V CRANBORNE – 7.45pm

Change due to re-scheduled Home match for the 1st team on the 13th

APRIL 21st

INSERT BRIDPORT V MERE – 7.45pm

Originally postponed 28th March

APRIL 30th

DELETE             MERE V WEYMOUTH

INSERT WESTLANDS V WEYMOUTH

MAY 2nd

INSERT MERE V WEYMOUTH

Changes due to abandonment of west v weym 26th March – changes to fit schedule

MAY 2ND

INSERT HOLT V SOUTH CHERITON

Originally postponed 28th March

APRIL 26th

DELETE BRIDPORT V MERLEY CS

APRIL 28th

INSERT BRIDPORT V WESTLANDS 7.45pm

MAY 4TH

DELETE BRIDPORT V WESTLANDS

INSERT BRIDPORT V MERLEY CS 7.45pm

Changes due to the Dorset Senior Trophy Final between Bridport res & Merley CS taking place at the COUNTY GROUND -  – HAMWORTHY on APRIL 26th

APRIL 26th

INSERT PARLEY V SHAFTESBURY – 6.30pm

APRIL 28th

INSERT WAREHAM V MERLEY CS – 6.30pm

Originally postponed 28th March

APRIL 23rd

DELETE MERE V BALTI

INSERT WESTLANDS V BALTI

APR 30th

INSERT MERE V BALTI

West v Balt Originally postponed 28th March – changes to fit schedule

We are now at that stage where matches are having to be fitted in on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday Nights.

I appreciate your co-operation in completing these fixtures as scheduled.

Thank you in advance.

28/3/2016

Match Day Round Up

Only two matches were played today; surprise, surprise - wet weather did NOT deter Ham Rec, only for them to lose against Weymouth 4-1 at Magna Road. Blandford also beat the weather and were amply rewarded by beating visitors Swanage 2-0.

The following matches were postponed due to last nights storm:

Bridport v Mere; Holt v S Cheriton; Parley v Shaftesbury, Wareham v Merley & Westlands v Balti. - Parley's pitch today !!!

Parley Pitch

A revised fixture list containing ALL amendments will be released to the Clubs at 6.15pm

26/3/2016

Match Day Round Up

Shaftesbury beat visitors Cranborne 8-0 while Balti beat their visitors Merley 3-2. Ham Rec beat hosts Mere 3-2 while Sherborne beat hosts Wareham 5-1. Holt beat visitors Blandford 3-1. S. Cheriton drew at home with Ham U 1-1 while Westlands match with Weymouth was abandoned at half time due to the conditions. This means the game will be rearranged.

In their Dorset Senior Trophy semi final Bridport Res overcame Parley Sports 3-1 to book a final date with Merley CS

24/3/2016

Fixtures

The fixtures for the remainder of the season have now been published. See Fixtures/Results page.

23/3/2016

Match Day Round Up

In tonights CADBURY BUISNESS PARK League Cup quarter final, Shaftesbury beat visitors Bridport Res 3-1 aand so progress into the semi finals where they will entertain Sherborne Town Res.

22/3/2016

A FULL list of the remaining fixtures will be published to the Clubs and entered on FA FULL TIME on Wednesday Night following the conclusion of the remaining League Cup Tie.

Match Day Round Up

In tonights only game to go ahead, Hamworthy Utd Res and their visitors Westland Sports played out a 1-1 draw at the County Ground.

19/3/2016

Match Day Round Up

Cadbury Buisness Park League Cup - Quarter Finals

Merley CS made it through with a hard fought 2-1 home win against Swanage, so meaning a mouth watering Semi Final awaits at near neighbours Ham Rec. Sherborne Res travelled to Cranborne and safely progressed through with a comfortable 5-0 win.

League

Shaftesbury maintained pole position with a 2-0 win at the Bob Lucas against hosts Weymouth Res, Balti carried on their impressive 1st season accounting for visitors Mere 3-1, Blandford beat their visitors Wareham 2-1. Ham Rec won 4-0 at Magna Rd against South Cheriton, whilst Parley and Westlands played out a 1-1 draw in East Dorset. Holt won at home by the odd goal in 5 winning 3-2 against Bridport Res.

Fixture Amendment

The remaining Cadbury Buisness Park League Cup Quarter final between Shaftesbury Town and Bridport Res has been scheduled for;

WEDNESDAY 23rd MARCH 2016 - Kick Off 7.45PM Extra time & Penalties if Required.

17/3/2016

Cadbury Buisness20/9/2015

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”

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The League Table

P W GD Pts
Shaftesbury Town 32 28 86 85
Hamworthy Recreation 32 23 52 73
Weymouth Res 32 20 48 67
Merley Cobham Sports 32 20 32 63
Balti Sports 32 16 32 56
Top Goal Scorer
Actual @ 17/04/2016
1 Gale Lee Shaftesbury 34
2 Lane Ricky Balti 24
3 Martin Scott Mere 18
4 Matuszewski Szymon Shaftesbury 18
5 Rose Graham Swanage 18
Golden Glove
Provisional @ 17/04/2016
1 Hill John Shaftesbury 10
2 Bleazard Simon Sth Cheriton 5
3 Boore Steve Weymouth 5
4 Collins James Parley 5
5 Bennett Chris Wareham 4