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|Date||Home Team||Away Team||Kick off Time|
|14th Dec||Bridport Res||Sherborne Town Res||2.00 pm|
|14th Dec||Hamworthy Utd Res||- - spare - -||2.00 pm|
|14th Dec||Mere Town||Blandford Utd||2.00 pm|
|14th Dec||Parley Sports||Merley Cobham Sports||2.00 pm|
|14th Dec||Portland Utd||Hamworthy Recreation||CANCELLED|
|14th Dec||Shaftesbury Town||Holt Utd||2.00 pm|
|14th Dec||Swanage Town & Herston||Cranborne||2.00 pm|
|14th Dec||Tintinhull||Poole Borough||CANCELLED|
|14th Dec||Weymouth Res||Wareham Rangers||CANCELLED|
|FA Systems Cup|
|14th Dec||Kent County League||Dorset Premier League||3.00 pm|
The DPL Update
Site Last Updated at 19.31 09/12/2013
The League Representative squad - FINAL 16 - to play Kent has been selected for the next round of the FA Inter League Cup, to be held at Chatham Town FC KO 3.00 p.m. on Saturday 14th December.
See League Rep Side page.
The Competition 3rd Round draw has been made at FA Headquarters.
See FA Inter League Cup - Draw 2013/14 page.
Match Day Round Up
In the battle of the top two Portland overcame hosts Merley by 2-1 while Ham Rec went to Turlin Moor and beat Boro 4-0. Weymouth were held to a draw by hosts Cranborne, 1-1, while Mere were held 2-2 by draw specialists Parley. Wareham beat visitors Shaftesbury by the odd goal in 5 and Swanage went nap at Blandford, winning 5-1. Holt's improvement continues as they came away from Sherborne having won 2-0 while Bridport hit 9 for the second time this season, beating visitors Ham U 9-2.
The Secretary Attended
A family wedding in Wincanton!!
Still waiting for his report!!
Blandford were beaten at home 2-1 by Bridport, Ham Rec beat visitors Merley 2-0, Mere Town beat visitors Ham U 2-1; Parley beat visitors Weymouth 4-3, Poole Boro beat visitors Holt 3-1, Cranborne overcame their hosts Swanage 4-0 and Tintinhull beat their hosts Wareham 4-3 (winning their 1st away match of the season) Portland won on a walk over against Shaftesbury who couldn't raise a team.
The Secretary Attended
Hamworthy Recreation 2 Merley Cobham Sports 0
A typical blood and thunder cup tie saw Ham Rec progress to the next round, with no quarter asked or given by two of the leagues leading lights. With Rec's pitch looking immaculate and on a sunny, crisp afternoon it was the visitors who created the games 1st chance in the 3rd minute when Park's cross was fired wide by Dyer. On 5 minutes, following good hold up play by Cobham's Moores, returning to his old stomping ground, the ball was laid of to Barnett, who burst through and shot wide when well placed. Wilcock for the hosts tried his luck in the 13th minute, however his shot was well wide of the mark. Bartlett for the hosts received a deserved yellow for a poor challenge on Moores in the 15th minute, what followed next was a period of scrappy play with some full blooded challenges going in from both sides. In the 21st minute, the visitors direct approach saw Walden for the hosts failing to deal with the long ball, Dyer for the visitors got his shot away, however it was deflected for a corner. Back came the home side and Park in the visitors goal reacted well to race of his line and prevent Purdy from getting a shot in on goal. Boyt shot wide for the hosts in the 26th minute, whilst Cormack defended well for Merley in preventing Stone from also getting a shot away in the 27th minute. Finally the deadlock was broken on the half hour when, following a quickly taken goal kick by Knight, Rec's keeper. His long upfield punt was superbly controlled by Purdy whose resulting shot beat the keeper; 1-0. On 33 minutes Park saved well in denying Stone from increasing the hosts lead. Merley pressed in search of a quick response, however good play from Dyer went unrewarded in the 42nd minute as his excellent cross came to nothing.
The second half carried on in the same vein as the 1st. Purdy for the home side fired just over in the 49th minute. Knight in the home goal had to be alert in the 54th minute when rushing out to deny Hobbs; his clearance found Hatchard who in turn earned Rec a corner with, after some pinball in the Merley defence, Park finally claimed the ball. Cobham's Barnett found himself in the distinctive referee's book after a hefty challenge on Dand saw him receive yellow. On the hour mark Boyt blasted a free kick over the bar for the home side, minutes later and an under hit back pass by Cobham's Shering was seized upon by Boyt who nipped in and shot narrowly wide from the acute angle. Boyt again tried his luck in the 65th minute, this time Park in the visitors goal produced a smart save to his left. With 20 minutes to go Moores latched onto a loose ball in the home box, however he blasted wide! Dyer for the visitors shot over in the 74th minute as Merley looked for the equaliser, a good move from their substitutes, Pritchard & Atkinson saw the latter played in, however his goal bound effort was tipped away by Knight in the home goal. On 79 minutes Knight again performed well, when this time he paired away an effort from Dyer, with time running out Merley were at times guilty of trying to walk the ball in and with 2 minutes remaining, Hamworthy made the game safe when the League's current top scorer Stone, converted after being set up by Purdy, 2-0. Dyer again for the visitors shot wide on 90 minutes to sum up the visitors day in front of goal, further enhanced by Atkinson also shooting wide in injury time.
A good cup tie with lots of effort from both sides, that little bit of extra quality by Hamworthy's front two saw them score two well taken goals and in Knight they have an excellent stopper, as for the visitors, their direct style asked questions of the Rec defence but all to often they squandered good chances, however taking that aside, Merley are a good side who like to get forward as their League position proves and they will be there or thereabouts in May. Hamworthy are always hard to beat and will look to have a good cup run whilst maintaining their current good league form.
Keith Whatling, Rec's manager, was very happy with the result, his side had come up against a MCS side who posed testing questions of his defence who had, remained defiant throughout and determined to keep the clean sheet. Keith felt Rec's footballing performance should of been better but the pattern of the match dictated how this typical cup tie played out, however in Purdy, Rec had the difference on the day, his goal and set up play for the second goal were pieces of quality.
Ollie Cherrett, MCS's manager, was gutted for his lads after this defeat, he felt his side had bossed the match from start to finish. Ollie also felt that Rec had only 2 chances, both converted well. Ollie was further pleased with his sides attitude shown which will stand them in good stead for their remaining league games and with half the season to go his side will be up their come May. He finished off by wishing Ham Rec all the best for the next round.
Rec: Knight, Dand, Hatchard, Walden(c), Bartlett, Wilcock, Andrews, Willis, Purdy, Stone, Boyt (Shovelton 75).
MCS: Park, Shering, Mills, Lever, Cormack, Phillips(c), Barnett (McGilchrist 61), Moores, Park (Atkinson 75), Dyer, Hobbs (Pritchard 54).
The draw for the next round was made at the League management committee meeting, held on Thursday night, the draw is;
Bridport Res v Portland Utd
Hamworthy Recreation v Cranborne
Mere Town v Poole Borough
Tintinhull v Parley Sports
Ties to be played in January 2014
Portland United v Shaftesbury Town - DPL League Cup 1st Round
This match has been awarded to Portland United as a walkover due to Shaftesbury Town being unable to raise a side.
The matter will now be placed before the LMC at it's next meeting.
Match Day Round Up
Although Ham Rec did not play, they came out best in an afternoon of shock as all the teams around them in the top 4 lost. Merley (0-2 at Mere), Portland (2-3 at Cranborne) and Weymouth (0-1 at Holt) so the only team who played this afternoon to really gain were Mere, who have games in hand (except over Portland). Shaftesbury (2-3 against Swanage) and Blandford (0-2 at Tintinhull) also lost, so squeezing positons 6-12 in the table. Bridport and Wareham drew 2-2 while Sherborne had a rare win, 2-1 at Parley.
Hamworthy Utd Res are unable to raise a team for their match v Poole Borough for tomorrow.
The Rockies new Secretary is Lewis Disson, 07706 354039
Match Day Roundup
Merley returned to the top with a 2-1 home win v Tintihull while Ham Rec overan Cranborne 8-0 at Magna Road. Weymouth beat visitors Ham U 5-1 while Shaftesbury moved up after defeating visitors Parley 4-0. Wareham travelled to Sherborne and came away with the points after a single goal win while Holt and Swanage shared the points and 6 goals at Petersham Lane.
In the Wiltshire Senior Cup, Mere Town lost 2-0 against Corsham Town, whilst in the Dorset Senior Trophy, Bridport Reserves went down in a Cup upset 3-1 to underdogs Poole Borough Reserves, a huge shock given only 3 weeks ago they beat Boro's 1st team 4-0 !!
Dorset Premier League 3 Dorset Football League 0
The DPL moved to the top of the BDH League after securing a 3-0 win against their Dorset counterparts in an entertaining game. Linaker carved out the 1st chance of note in the 6th minute for the hosts however his shot was saved, the DFL went close through Welch in the 12th minute from a corner however his effort went past the near post. Moments later and Isaacs for the visitors found himself in on goal, again though he dragged his shot wide. Smith’s header for the DPL went close following good work from Sharpe on the half hour. The deadlock was finally broken in the 32nd minute after Jevon for the DPL had picked the ball up, he advanced and shot from distance, 1-0. A good finish. On 46 minutes, Porteous for the visitors saw his shot saved by Bleazard, Wood flashed a shot passed the DFL post in the 53rd minute. With an hour played Smith reacted well to the 2nd ball in the visitors defence to turn & swivel and fire home to extend the DPL’s lead, 2-0. The visitors continued to look for a reply, Astons header from a corner went wide in the 67th minute. The DPL kept attacking as the game wore on, Harvey saw an effort go close in the 85th minute, back came the visitors and Aston again saw his effort saved by the home custodian. With 3 minutes to go, Smith released Wood who beat the off side trap to slide the ball home and seal an excellent nights work for the DPL, 3-0. Both sides deserve great credit for the manner in which the game was played and for producing a good game for those in attendance.
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