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The DPL Update

Site Last Updated at 10.25 on 28/7/2014

Updated pages (today): Home & Pre-Season Friendlies

Updated pages (last 7 days): Provisional Fixtures

Next Week's Friendlies

July 29 Hamworthy Recreation v Bournemouth Electric 6.30

Merley Cobham Sports v Christchurch 6.30
Poole Borough v New Milton 6.30
30 Swanage Town & Herston v Broadstone 7.30
31 Weymouth Res v Hythe & Dibden 7.45
Aug 2 Poole Borough v Amesbury 3.00
Portland Utd v Chickerell Utd 2.00
Sturminster Newton v Weymouth Res 3.00
Swanage Town & Herston v Wareham Rangers 3.00


FA Vase

Swanage Town & Herston have drawn Wessex League's Downton in the FA Vase 1st Qualifying round.  The match will be at Days Park on Saturday 6th September, KO 3.00 p.m.


August Fixtures

There have been amendments to the August Fixture list - please check your fixtures under "Fixtures/Results"


Fareham Town FC

Following clubs pulling out of previously arranged fixtures, Fareham Town from the Sydenhams Wessex League Premier Division are looking for away friendlies on both Saturday 19th and 26th July.
With regards the 26th, we are ideally looking at making it a double header to include the reserves sides as well, and are happy to split the cost of officials.
If any clubs are interested they can email me (Paul Proctor) at or contact me on 0744 580 5122.


Poole Borough require Club Secretary - see Club Notices page


Paul (Billy) Walters

It is with great sadness Cranborne F.C would like to announce the sudden and untimely death of Paul (Billy) Walters on Sunday 6th July. Billy was involved both as a player and a manager at Cranborne and in his younger days as a player with Shaftesbury Town F.C. Billy will sadly missed by all those fortunate enough to have known him.

RIP Billy.


August Fixtures

The August 2014 fixtures have now been entered on the website.

Please be aware that these are VERY provisional and may be altered. This is especially true of the mid-week fixtures that may be amended as to who plays who and at what time kick off

Here is the fixture list for the first day of the new season:

Mere Town v Wareham Rangers
Merley CS v Parley Sports
Poole Borough v Bridport Res
Portland Utd v Cranborne
Shaftesbury Town v Hamworthy Recreation
Sturminster Marshall v Weymouth Res
Swanage Town v Sherborne Res
Tintinhull v Blandford Utd
Westland Sports v Hamworthy Utd Res


The 4 fixtures Involving the Reserve sides are subject to VENUE CHANGES once their 1st team fixtures are known.







I have, at last, completed entering each club's league positions since they joined the Dorset Premier League (or Combination).  The original work was completed by Sandy Powell for the League's 50th Anniversary and I have transcribed some of the detaii to the website.  Of course, if anyone out there believes there are some errors in the stats, please advise me as soon as possible - Boyd Parker, Webmaster.


AGM (synopsis)

Last evening's AGM went off without a hitch - the 2014/2015 League Consttitution was confirmed at 18 clubs; we welcome back old friends Sturminster Marshall and Westland Sports.  The season will commence on Saturday 9th August.

With the retirement of PRO Trevor Schorah, Secretary Giles Kilshawe-Fall took over that role and to assist him in his secretarial duties a new position of Assistant Secretary was created and will be filled by Hilary Billimore.  Her position as a Club Representitive will be taken by Ian Beattie of Cranborne.

To acknowledge his contribution to the league, Trevor Scorah was elected a Life Vice President.

The major presentations saw Hamworthy Utd Res win the Fair Play award, Tracy Smith (Poole Borough) the Secretary of the Year, Swanage Town & Herston won both the Programme and Website of the Year and Hamworthy Recreation won the Photograph of the Year.  Luke Stone (Hamworthy Recreation) was the Golden Boot winner and Ashley Weekes (Portland Utd) won the Golden Gloves trophy.  The full list of Awards is on the DPL Awards page.


Pre-season Friendlies

Clubs are invited to advertise their pre-season friendlies on the DPL Website. Please forward match details to Boyd at

They will be advertised on the "Pre Season Friendlies" page (where else!!).


Holt United FC Lose their Charter Standard Status

Holt United Football Club, who have a total of 30 years membership in the Bespoke Teamwear Dorset Premier Football League over two spells, have had it’s Charter Standard status revoked by the Dorset FA Charter Standard Working Party for falling foul of Dorset Premier League Rule 1 (E).

League Rule 1 (E) states that any Club exceeding 80 disciplinary points and/or 6 misconduct charges shall have it’s Charter Standard status removed and cannot play in the DPL the following season. The inclusion of this Rule was voted for unanimously by all member Clubs at last year’s AGM, held in June 2013. It was introduced following negotiations with the Dorset County Football Association to increase the number of disciplinary points available to DPL clubs before disciplinary action is taken against them. This was to take into account not only the number of games played by member Clubs, but also the standard of play and match officials.

Although a number of other Clubs were near to the disciplinary points threshold, only Holt United FC exceeded it, with 109 points, including 8 misconduct charges, leaving the Dorset Charter Standard Working Party with, in accordance with DPL rules, no option but to remove the Club’s Charter Standard status. The 109 disciplinary points accumulated by Holt United FC included 31 gained from one match near the end of the season, following incidents during, and at the end of the game.

Whilst no member of the DPL Management Committee were present at the above match, the League has received a number of emails from independent spectators outlining the scenes that took place at the final whistle, stating that the violence that they witnessed that evening has no place in society, let alone in football. A sentiment echoed by the DPL Management Committee.

During their years in the Bespoke Teamwear Dorset Premier Football League, Holt United Football Club have had a reasonable amount of success, winning the League Championship in 2005/06 and finishing as Runners-up on two other occasions. As well as their League success the Club has also won the League Cup three times, and finishing as Runners-up once.

It is sad to lose a Club, with a total of 30 years membership, this way. But without the Charter Standard award required for membership,  the DPL is unable to include Holt United Football Club in it’s constitution for season 2014/15. However, we do look forward to welcoming them back into the League sometime in the future.

From the League Management Committee - Bespoke Teamwear Dorset Premier League


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The League Table

P W GD Pts
Blandford Utd 0 0 0 0
Bridport Res 0 0 0 0
Cranborne 0 0 0 0
Hamworthy Recreation 0 0 0 0
Hamworthy Utd Res 0 0 0 0
Top Goal Scorer

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Golden Glove

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