Dorset Premier League

Next Weeks Fixtures

Date Home Team Away Team Kick off Time
30th Aug Bridport Res Balti Sports 7.45
30th Aug Mere Town Sherborne Town Res 6.30
30th Aug Merley Cobham Sports Holt Utd 6.30
30th Aug Westland Sports Sturminster Newton 6.30
31st Aug Blandford Utd Hamworthy Recreation 6.30
31st Aug Cranborne Hamworthy Utd Res 6.30
31st Aug Swanage Town & Herston Parley Sports 7.45
31st Aug Wareham Rangers Dorchester Sports 6.30

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Dorset County Cup Early Round Draws

The 1st Round draws have been made for the Dorset Senior Cup & Senior Trophy Competitions, please go to the News Section for FULL DRAW Details;

HIGHLIGHTS; In the DSC - The DPL's only Representative Swanage Town & H will entertain Bridport FC - Whilst in the DST - There are 2 ALL DPL ties - Blandford Utd v Hamworthy Utd Res & Hamworthy Rec v Balti Sports. There is also a Landlord v Tennant tie as Dorchester Town Res will entertain Dorchester Sports.


Match Day Round Up

Holt maintained their 100% start to the season after a narrow 2-1 home win against Gillingham Res, a win that sees the "Bulls" stay top on goal difference from Bridport Res who also maintained their perfect start after winning 3-2 at Mere. Sherborne picked up their 1st points of the season beating Blandford 3-1 at home. Swanage welcomed Ham Rec and won 4-2 whilst Balti beat their visitors Parley 3-1, Merley thumped Ham Utd Res 4-1 at home. Wareham and Stur New played out an entertaining 3-3 draw in the Purbecks. Dorchester travelled to Alvington and defeated hosts Westlands 3-1.

Cranborne FC - Statement

Cranborne FC would like to wish Ollie Hepworth all the best in his new challenge at Wareham Rangers. It's a sad day for Cranborne FC but what a player he has been for our club. Probably the clubs all-time leading goal scorer (well 2nd all time anyway. Private joke) Cranborne’s loss is Wareham’s gain though so good luck and a sincere thank you for all your efforts over the last 15 years or so Ollie and don't be a stranger.

All at Cranborne FC.


Match Day Round Up

Holt stormed back to the top of the table so maintaing their 100% start after crushing hosts Cranborne 9-0, this now means the Bulls have scored 20 goals so far this season in 3 games !!!!. Balti travelled to Blandford and returned to Weymouth with all 3 points after a 4-2 victory. In the evenings late game, Swanage welcomed Wareham in the Purbeck Derby with honours being even after a 1-1 score.


Match Day Round Up

Ham Rec returned to winning ways with a 2-1 Home win against Merley CS in an entertaing game at Magna Road. Gillingham Town Res travelled to Sturminster Newton and came away with all 3 points after a fine 2-0 win. Westlands moved to the top of the table after beating Mere Town 6-0 at Alvington. In the evenings late game, between Bridport Res and Sherborne Town Res,  the score was 1-1 at half time, 45 minutes and 9 goals later it finished Bridport Res 6-5 Sherborne Town Res, so maintaining the "Bees" 100% start to the season.


Match Postponement

The PARLEY SPORTS v HAMWORTHY UTD RES match scheduled for this Tuesday (23/08/16) has been POSTPONED following the damaged sustained in the recent Fire at Parley Sports Club. It was not possible to switch venues. This fixture will be rescheduled.

Match Day Round Up

Dorchester Sports hammer Cranborne 7-0 at the Avenue. Holt make it 2 from 2 after beating visitors Blandford 3-0. Balti beat Ham Rec 2-1 at Home whilst Merley CS entertained Sturminster Newton and won by the same score. Westlands returned to winning ways after beating Swanage in the Purbecks 3-1. Wareham came from behind to beat visitors Sherborne 2-1. Another side making a comeback win were Mere Town who won 3-2 after trailing at the break to their visitors Parley Sports.


Match Day Round Up

Sturminster Newton made it 2 from 2 with a 2-0 win at home over Mere, whilst Balti gained their 1st points of the season after beating visitors Wareham 5-1 at Cranford Avenue so condemning Wareham to their 2nd straight loss, another side to suffer their 2nd straight loss were Cranborne who lost 5-0 at home to Blandford. In the late game, Swanage kicked off their season in emphatic style with a 6-0 drubbing of Sherborne Res at home, worryingly for the visitors is they have now conceded 14 goals in 2 games.


Match Day Round Up

In the evenings early games, Westlands were brought back down to earth after their superb win at the weekend when Gillingham Town Res beat them 3-1 at Alvington so securing their 1st win of the season. In the "Hamworthy " derby it was Recreation who triumphed beating the Hammers 3-2 at Magna Road to also claim their 1st win of the season. In the late kick off, Bridport made it 2 wins from 2 as they beat visitors Dorchester Sports 3-0.


Match Postponement

Due to a fire in the early hours of this morning in the roof of the Clubhouse, Wednesday's scheduled PARLEY SPORTS V MERLEY COBHAM SPORTS League match has been postponed. This fixture will be rescheduled.

On behalf of the League we hope the damage is not to severe and our thoughts are with ALL at Parley Sports Club.


Match Day Round Up

Opening day, the sun was shining and 42 goals scored across the 8 games. Top scorers were Holt who demolished visitors Sherborne 8-1, Westlands travelled to Balti and picked up an impressive 5-1 win, another 5-1 winner were League new boys Stur Newton who accounted for their visitors Cranborne. Bridport welcomed Wareham and came from 2 down to win 3-2, Mere Town beat Hamworthy Utd 4-2 at home whilst Merley CS accounted for their visitors Blandford 3-0. Dorchester Sports started life in the DPL with an impressive 3-2 win at the Avenue against Parley. The League's other new boys Gillingham Town Res played out a 1-1 draw with Ham Rec.


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The League Table

P W GD Pts
Holt Utd 4 4 20 12
Bridport Res 4 4 6 12
Balti Sports 5 4 5 12
Westland Sports 5 3 8 9
Dorchester Sports 4 3 7 9
Top Goal Scorer
Provisional @ 29/08/2016
1 Nathan Saxby Holt 8
2 Alexandru Stafie Sherborne 5
3 Joshua Hunter Bridport 5
4 Aaron Lane - Leney Mere 4
5 Gary Bulman Bridport 4
Golden Glove
Provisional @ 29/08/2016
1 Chris Lynch Holt 2
2 Anthony Frost DS 1
3 Dan Beeston Swanage 1
4 Daniel Cousins Blandford 1
5 Jordan Teweksbury Gill 1