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Next Weeks Fixtures

Date Home Team Away Team Kick off Time
01st Nov Blandford Utd Portland Utd 2.00
01st Nov Cranborne Wareham Rangers 2.00
01st Nov Hamworthy Utd Res Weymouth Res 2.00
01st Nov Mere Town Sturminster Marshall 2.00
01st Nov Shaftesbury Town Parley Sports 2.00
01st Nov Sherborne Town Res Bridport Res 2.00
Dorset Senior Cup
01st Nov Merley Cobham Sports Hamworthy Recreation 1.30
04th Nov Swanage Town & Herston Poole Borough 1.30
04th Nov Weymouth Cranborne 7.45
Somerset Senior Cup
01st Nov Cutters Friday Tintinhull 1.30
01st Nov Westland Sports Stockwood Green 1.45

The DPL Update

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Dorset Senior Cup

A contoversial penalty ended Parley's hopes at Dorchester. Ref gives penalty in 88th minute when observers thought foul was at least two yards outside the box.  Resultant spot kick gave the hosts a 3-2 win after Parley had twice drawn level with goals from Lee Milton and Matt Newbury. Shaftesbury went out to visitors Verwood 3-5 on the dreaded penalty shoot out. The full timescore was 2-2 and parity was maintained after extra time with both teams scoring again. The Swanage v Poole B match was postponed and will now be played on Tuesday 4th November, KO 7.45.

Elsewhere Sherborne Town overcame hosts Bridport 1-0, holders Poole Town beat hosts Gillingham Town 4-0 and 9 man Wimborne beat visitors Ham U 1-0.


Dorset Senior Cup

Cranborne's Dorset Senior Cup match against Weymouth, due to be played on Tuesday 28th October at the Bob Lucas Stadium, has been postponed as The Terras have an FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round replay against Braintree on that date. The Dorset Senior Cup tie will now be played seven days later on Tuesday 4th November, kick-off 7.45pm.


Match Day Round Up

Dorest Senior Cup

In this afternoon's delayed 1st Round tie between Swanage and Wareham ended in a 2-2 draw AET.  Swanage won the penalty shoot out 5-3.  The Swans 2nd Round tie v Poole B will be played at Days Park on Wednesday 29th October, KO 7.45.


Merley and Portland win as Rec fall by the wayside.  Merley beat visitors Poole B 5-0 while Portland slam Ham U 6-0. Rec went down 3-1 to visitors Mere while Parley (0-0 with Tintinhull) and Weymouth (1-1 at Westlands) lose way to the top two. Shaftebury continue their good run with a 2-1 win at Sherborne while Bridport overcome hosts Cranborne.  In the day's other league match Blandford beat hosts Stur Marshall by the odd goal in 7.


Match Day Round Up

The DPL opened their defence of the BDH League with a 4-1 win over the Bournemouth FA.  Goals from Luke Stone (2), Sam Purdy and the opener from Lewis Whytton made the game safe before the BFA scored a late consolation (when the DPL were down to 10 men, having used their subs and Stone picking up an injury).


Dorset Senior Trophy

In Saturday's senior trophy match Sherborne Res went down by a single goal to Gillingham Res.

Luke Stone, leading DPL goal scorer for the past two seasons, has joined Merley Cobham Sports, transferring from Hamworthy Recreation FC. Luke is also leading this season's goal scorers list, having netted 16 goals in 10 appearances for Ham Rec.


Match Day Round Up


In the day's only league match Blandford were beaten by visitors Parley 4-0.

League Cup

Holders Ham Rec needed extra time to overcome Westlands 2-1, the hosts having Phil Smith sent off in extra time. Last year's finalists Portland beat hosts Bridport 5-0 while Weymouth beat hosts Tintinhull by a similar score. Mere Town beat visitors Poole B 6-1 while Ham U beat their hosts Cranborne 4-0. In the day's other tie Shaftesbury needed extra time to beat hosts  Stur M 3-2.


Fixture Amendments

The following fixture changes will take place:

Sat 18th Oct.

Delete Wareham v Swanage (Swanage goalkeeper playing for Dorset Youth).

Sat 25th Oct

Delete Merley v Swanage, Portland v Poole B & Wareham v Ham U.

Insert Wareham v Swange (Senior Cup), Merley v Poole B & Portland v Ham U

Representitive XI

The DPL squad for the the match against the BFA at Swanage on Wednesday 22nd October has been selected.  See the League Rep Side page for full details.



Fixture date should read Wednesday 22nd October NOT the 24th - my mistake (Boyd).

Dorset Senior Trophy Results

Last Saturday Bridport Res beat visitors Wimborne Town Res 3-0 while Ham U Res beat their visitors, Corfe Mullen, 6-2.

Somerset Senior Cup

Tintinhull have been drawn away to Cutters Friday in the 2nd Round while Westlands host Stockwood Green.

Wiltshire Senior Cup

Mere are drawn away to Bradford Town.


Fixture Amenment

Due to the Western League reversing Bridport's 1st team fixture, Bridport Res v Cranborne (Sat 25th) has been reversed.


Match Day Round Up

No change at the top with the top four all winning; Merley 3-1 at home to Blandford, Ham Rec 3-2 at home to Weymouth, Portland 4-0 away at Stur M and Parley 2-1 at home to Wareham. In the day's other match Shaftesbury beat hosts Cranborne 3-1.

In the Wiltshire Senior Cup Mere beat hosts Sarum 2-0,


Representitive Side

The next Rep match will be against the BFA on Wednesday 24th October at Swanage Town & Herston FC, KO 7.30.  Squad details will be reported as soon as known.



Firstly an apology to Sturminster Marshall - Sorry!  The adjudicators overlooked Stur's performance in matches 6-10 where they improved 13 positions as well as adjudicated "Most Improved" Westland Sports. A cheque will be on its way.

Fixture Amendments

Due to Cup commitments, Sherborne Town Res will now play Gillingham Town Res on Saturday 18th October, leaving Merley Cobham Sports having a spare day.


Match Day Round Up


Merley went top with their 4-1 win against visitors Tintuhull while Weymouth got back to winning ways 2-0 v Cranborne.  Sherborne made the long trip to Wareham worth while by winning 1-0, Westlands defeated visitors Poole B 3-1 while Mere beat visitors Bridport by the odd goal in 3.

DPL teams in the Senior Cup

Portland surprisingly lost at home to Parley 2-3 while Shaftesbury beat hosts Stur M 4-2.  In the day's other match Ham Rec outplayed Blandford, winning 6-0.

FA Vase

Unfortunately Swanage went out of the Vase 4-3 on penalties to US Portsmouth.


Dorset Senior Cup

The draw for the 2nd Round of the Senior Cup has been made (see County Cups page).

Respect 6-10

Congratulations to:

Weymouth Res, who cannot be caught. Westland Sports have the most improved on 1-5 moving up 13 positions; just pipping Ham Rec who improved 11 places.

Also Ham Rec, Merley CS and Shaftesbury who have no cautions for dissent.




Mere Town FC have been drawn away to Sarum Youth (Adults) FC, from the Wiltshire County League (Premier Division), in the 1st Round of the Wiltshire Senior Cup. Match to be played on Saturday 11th October.




Wareham Rangers FC's Dorset Senior Cup 1st Round match against Swanage Town & Herston FC is to be played on Saturday 18th October. This is due to Swanage's involvement in the FA Vase on Saturday 4th October, and Wareham's pitch being unavailable on the 11th October.



Match Day Round Up

A Jamie Moores Hat trick against Swanage gave Ham Rec all 3 points at Magna Road while Merley travelled to Westlands and shared 6 goals in a 3-3 draw. Portland thrashe Sherborne 7-1 at New Grove Corner while Parley beat visitors Sur Marshall 3-2. Weymouth travelled to Wareham and went down to a single goal and Shaftesbury went to Poole B and won 2-0. Tintinhull and Bridport shared 4 goals and the points while Blandford beat visitors Mere 6-2. In the day's other match Cranborne beat Ham U 3-1 at the County Ground.


Match Day Round Up

League Cup

Blandford handed Portland a scare when they held them 4-4 before losing 4-2 on penalties.  Tintinhull also won, 3-2 on penalties, against Parley after a 2-2 draw


Ham Rec received a scare at Wareham before finally winning 4-3 whilst Merley CS also won 4-3 at Weymouth scoring 2 in the last 5 mins to claim the win. Mere returned from their long trip to Swanage with all 3 points after a fine 4-1 win. Sherborne returned to winning ways beating visitors Ham Utd 2-0, whilst Stur Marshall beat visitors Poole Boro convincingly 4-0. Westlands defeated Cranborne 2-1 away whilst Shaftesbury also won 2-1 away at Bridport.


Ham Rec Sporting Dinner on 24 October

with main speaker Dave (Harry) Bassett - see Club Notices & Advertisments page


Match Day Round Up

No change at the top as the top three all won, Ham Rec 2-0 at home to Poole Boro, Portland 4-1 at home to Shaftesbury and Merley 3-1 away to Cranborne.  Parley (1-1 at home to Bridport) and Weymouth (2-2 at home to Mere) both lost ground on the leading three. Stur M, 4-2 at home to Westlands, and Blandford, 2-1 at home to Sherborne, both won welcome points. In the day's other matchs Wareham beat visitors Tintinhull 2-1 and Swanage beat hosts Ham U 4-2.


Match Day Round Up

In tonights game, Bridport got the better of their Weymouth counterparts winning 3-1 in an entertaining game.


Match Day Round Up

FA Vase

Congratulations to all concerned at Swanage Town & Herston who this afternoon beat Downton 2-0 in the FA Vase. Swanages goals came courtesy of Graham Rose and Aaron Corby.

In the next round, Swanage will host US Portsmouth on October 4th, 2014.


Rec went nap in the battle of the Hamworthys, scoring 3 goals in the last 2 minutes to emphasise their 5-0 win.  Portland's 100% record is over as they succumb to Merley CS to a last minute goal losing 1-0, while Weymouth put 3 past Blandford without reply at the Rec. Parley keep close order after a 2-1 home win over Sherborne while Westlands went to Shaftesbury and won 2-0. Wareham beat visitors Bridport 2-1 while Mere beat visitors Poole B by the same score.  In the day's other game Cranborne overcame hosts Stur M 4-0.


Notice to ALL Dorset Clubs

Please visit the News Section for an important statement from the CEO of the Dorset County Football Association.


Match Day Round Up

Portland continue their start to the season with another win, 4-1 against Wareham, while Ham Rec won by the same score at Westlands. Merley beat hosts Shaftesbury 5-1 while Parley were held to a 1-1 draw at Swanage. Weymouth beat visitors Poole B 5-0 while Bridport beat their visitors Blandford 2-0. Three surprises were Ham U winning 3-2 at Mere, Stur M gaining their 1st points with a 4-1 win at Tintinhull and Cranborne defeating hosts Sherborne by a goal to nil.


Match Day Round Up

In tonights games, all were won by the away teams. In the early kick off Wareham returned to winning ways on the road with a hard fought 1-0 win at Poole Borough. Westlands also returned to winning ways with a comprehensive 4-1 win at Sherborne. Portland maintained their 100% start with a 5-0 win at Swanage whilst Shaftesbury gained 3 points with a 4-1 win at Ham U.


Match Day Round Up

Ham Rec returned to winning ways with a 5-0 victory against Blandford. Merley thrashed basement boys Stur Marshall 8-1 while Tintinhull and Mere Town played out an entertaining (2-2) draw. Parley also went goal happy returning from Cranborne after winning 8-2 with Tobias Holmes scoring another 4 this evening.


Match Day Round Up


Portland came back from 2 goals down to win the top of the table clash with Ham Rec 3-2 and now remain the only team left with a 100% record. Merley CS went to Mere and came away with a fine 5-2 victory while Weymouth beat hosts Sherborne 6-2. Having gone 15 away matches unbeaten, Wareham have now lost twice on the trot, this time going down 2-1 at Shaftesbury. Bridport beat their visitors Ham U 2-1 while Swanage beat their visitors Stur Marshall 2-0. Parley went to Westlands and came away with the points, winning 4-2, this after trailing 2-0 at half time. Tintinhull beat visitors Cranborne 4-0 while Poole Boro gained their 1st win of the season, beating fellow strugglers Blandford at home 2-1.


Match Day Round Up

In tonights early game hosts Merley overcame previously unbeaten Wareham 3-0, their first away defeat in 16 matches. Shaftesbury also won 3-0 against Stur Marshall as did Weymouth against Swanage.

Dorset Senior Cup Draw - Round 1

Blandford Utd v Hamworthy Recreation
Portland Utd v Parley Sports
Sturminster Marshall v Shaftesbury Town
Wareham Rangers v Swanage Town & Herston

Cranborne, Merley Cobham Sports and Poole Borough have byes

The matches will be played on Saturday October 4th

Dorset Senior Trophy Draw - Round 1

Hamworthy Utd Res v Corfe Mullen Utd
Sherborne Town Res v Gillingham Town Res
Bridport Res v Wimborne Town Res

The matches will be played on Saturday October 11th or Mid week if applicable.

Somerset Senior Cup

Tintinhull and Westlands have received byes in the first round.


Match Day Round Up

And then there were 2, Ham Rec & Portland made it 4 from 4 following their wins this evening (but it will be one or none after Saturday's match between the two). Rec accounted for previously undefeated Parley by 3-1 while Portland beat Bridport 2-0. Sherborne lost their 100% record going down 3-1 at Mere while Westlands gained local bragging rights after winning 1-0 at Tintinhull. Ham U gained their 1st points of the season after winning 5-3 at Poole Borough while Blandford also gained their 1st point after a 3-3 draw at Cranborne.


Match Day Round Up

Still 4 100% teams as Ham Rec (2-0) at Tintinhull, Portland (2-0) at Ham U, Parley (3-2) at Mere and Sherborne (3-2) hosting Stur Marshall all win. Waiting for them to slip up is the other unbeaten Club Wareham who won (4-2 at Westlands), so keeping up their remarkable away record of not having lost in 15 away matches since last season. Merley (2-1 at home to Bridport), Swanage (6-0 at home to Blandford) and Weymouth (3-2 at home to Shaftesbury) all made it 2 wins out of 3. In the day's other match Poole Borough and Cranborne got their first points of the season after a 1-1 draw at Turlin Moor.


Match Day Round Up

Parley make it 2 out of 2 after a 5-2 win at Poole B while Sherborne also remain undefeated after beating Tintinhull 4-1. Shaftesbury also win 4-1 after accounting for visitors Blandford whilst Wareham returned from Sturminster with a 3-1 win.


Match Day Round Up

Ham Rec go nap again - Ham Rec beat Cranborne by 5-0 while Portland won their local derby against Weymouth by 3-0 at New Grove Corner. Mere defeated new boys Westlands 4-2 at Alvington while Merley overcame visitors Ham U 2-0. In the evenings late kick off Swanage beat hosts Bridport 2-1.


Match Day Round Up

36 goals on opening day.  One goalless draw (between Mere and Wareham). Ham Rec go nap at Shaftesbury (5-0) while Tintinhull also hit 5 at home to Blandford (5-1).  Parley cause upset at Merley as they defeat hosts 4-1 while "newcomers" Westlands beat Ham U by the same score.  Champions Portland start with a 3-0 victory over visitors Cranborne while last years runners up Weymouth beat hosts Stur Marshall 3-1. The other two reserve sides both win away, Bridport 2-1 at Poole B and Sherborne 3-2 at Swanage.


League Cup Draw

Last season's Cup finalists had a mixed draw at last evening's Secretaries meeting.  Runners Up Portland Utd drew Blandford Utd away in the Preliminary Round while winners Ham Rec were drawn away to Westland Sports in the 1st Round proper. See League Cup page for full draw.  Dates to be arranged.

League Registrations Secretary

At the meeting it was announced that Hilary Billimore has taken up the duties of League Registration Secretary.  Giles will NOT be accepting any Player Registrations or Transfers in the future.  If Hilary does not receive respective forms by midday on day prior to match (League or Cup), then player is NOT duly registered.


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.


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The League Table

P W GD Pts
Merley Cobham Sports 14 12 31 37
Portland Utd 12 11 37 33
Hamworthy Recreation 13 11 31 33
Parley Sports 13 9 20 30
Shaftesbury Town 13 8 1 24
Top Goal Scorer
Provisional @ 13/10/2014
1 Stone Luke Ham Rec 16
2 Holmes Tobias Parley 14
3 Cannie Stuart Merley CS 10
4 Atkinson Aaron Merley CS 9
5 Hayward Leo Westlands 9
Golden Glove
Actual @ 08/10/2014
1 Knights Andy Ham Rec 7
2 Lillington Sean Wareham 3
3 Perry Jamie Merley CS 3
4 Weekes Ashley Portland 3
5 Carroll Nick Portland 2