Dorset Premier League

Next Weeks Fixtures

Date Home Team Away Team Kick off Time
29th Oct Balti Sports Hamworthy Utd Res 3.00 pm
29th Oct Cranborne Swanage Town & Herston 3.00 pm
29th Oct Hamworthy Recreation Sturminster Newton 3.00 pm
29th Oct Mere Town Gillingham Town Res 3.00 pm
29th Oct Merley Cobham Sports Sherborne Town Res 3.00 pm
29th Oct Parley Sports Holt Utd 3.00 pm
29th Oct Wareham Rangers Blandford Utd 3.00 pm
29th Oct Westland Sports Bridport Res 3.00 pm

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Match Day Round Up

On an emotional day for Swanage Town & Herston FC the players did the memory of Jimmy Hollywood Snr proud with a 6-0 win against Sturminster Newton. Balti Sports remain top of the shop after an entertaining 3-2 win at Merley CS. Hamworthy Recreation returned from St Mary's Field after a 3-1 win against hosts Bridport Res. Gillingham Town Res narrowly won 3-2 against Cranborne at Hardings Lane whilst Sherborne Town Res entertained Dorchester Sports and ended up with a deserved 4-2 win. Westland Sports travelled to the Purbecks and came away with all 3 points after a fine 3-2 win at Wareham Rangers. Holt Utd stay in second place after a 3-0 win away at Mere Town. In the days final fixture, Blandford Utd won 3-0 at the County Ground against hosts Hamworthy Utd Res.


DPL League Cup Quarter Final Draw





Ties will be played on Saturday 26th November 2016 - Kick Off 1.45pm Extra Time and Penalties if Required.

An amended League Schedule for that day to follow.

The Draw was conducted by Mr Mike Mock, League Chairman - Mrs Hilary Billimore, League General Secretary & Mr Giles Kilshawe, Press Officer.



DPL League Cup 1st Round Match Day Round Up

8 Ties played and a whopping 50 Goals Scored in Total !!!.

Holders Merley CS impressively made it into round 2 after an emphatic 5-1 win at Westland Sports, Wareham Rangers passage through was without incident after they thrashed Cranborne 10-0. Sturminster Newton went to Blandford Utd and won 4-2, whilst Gillingham Town Res travelled to Hamworthy Utd Res and came away with a narrow 2-1 win, joining them in Round 2 will be Holt Utd who entertained Dorchester Sports and won convincingly 4-0. Parley Sports claim result of the day as they beat their visitors Balti Sports 2-1. Mere also earned an impressive victory and a place in Round 2 after travelling to Hamworthy Recreation and winning 5-4 AET with the score 2-2 at Full Time. In the days final tie Swanage Town came from 3-1 down to force the tie in to Extra time where they went on to eventually win 6-3 at Bridport Res.


FA Statement

Please go to the News section for information on the Possible Lateral Movement of Clubs in Step 2 to Step 7 of the National Pyramid System at the end of this season 2016 - 2017


Match Day Round Up

Mere Town bowed out of the Wiltshire Senior Cup this evening after losing 2-1 at Bradford Upon Avon.


Match Day Round Up

LEAGUE - Balti moved 3 points clear at the top of the table after their 5-2 home win against Sherborne Town Res. Hamworthy Recreation won a tight encounter against their visitors Westland Sports 1-0. Dorchester Sports maintained their good form with a 4-3 win at Mere Town, Wareham Rangers also won on the road 6-2 at Cranborne. Parley Sports won again, this time 3-1 at home against Hamworthy Utd Res. Whilst the remaining 2 fixtures both ended in draws, Bridport Res 2-2 Blandford Utd & Swanage Town 1-1 Gillingham Town Res.

DORSET SENIOR TROPHY - Merley Cobham Sports progressed through to the next round with a 6-1 win at Verwood Town Res as did Holt United, who also beat Lyme Regis 6-1 at Petersham Lane.


UPDATED County Cup Draws

The 2nd Round Draw for the DORSET SENIOR TROPHY and the 3rd Round Draw of the SOMERSET SENIOR CUP have been made, details can be found in the News Section.

Sturminster Newton FC have received a walkover into the 2nd Round of the DORSET SENIOR TROPHY , as their opponents this week end have withdrawn from the Competition.


Match Day Round Up

LEAGUE - Holt United slipped to only their 2nd defeat of the season when going down 2-1 to a deserving Swanage Town at Petersham Lane, in the days only other League Fixture, Parley entertained Bridport Res and ran out convincing 5-2 winners.

DORSET SENIOR TROPHY - Blandford Utd and Hamworthy Utd Res played out a 7 goal thriller at the Rec with the Royals progressing through after a 4-3 win. Gillingham Town Res also progressed after travelling to Alderholt FC and winning 4-1.  In the Landlord v Tennant tie at the Avenue Stadium, it was the hosts Dorchester Town Res FC who made it through following a narrow 1-0 win against Dorchester Sports. In the other All DPL tie Hamworthy Recreation welcomed Balti Sports to Magna Road, it saw the score 1-1 at 90 Minutes, 2-2 After Extra time, with the hosts winning 4-2 on Penalties. Sherborne Town Res beat their visitors Boscombe Polonia FC 4-1. Wareham Rangers racked up a 7-0 win against Witchampton FC at the Purbeck Center. Cranborne withdrew from the Competition so Corfe Mullen FC received a walkover.

SOMERSET SENIOR CUP - Westland Sports progressed through to the next round with a walkover as visitors Coombe St Nicholas were not able to fulfill the fixture.

Mark Frowde Memorial Trophy

CONGRATULATIONS to Sturminster Newton FC who represented the DPL last night in winning the Mark Frowde Trophy at the official opening of the DCFA's new 3G facility at the County Ground - Hamworthy.

Sturminster beat Lyme Regis 5-2 in an entertaining game.


Match Day Round Up

Holt returned to winning ways beating Wareham 4-0 at the Purbeck Center. Balti and Westlands both kept up the pressure with good away wins, Balti winning 4-2 at Swanage whilst Westlands won 4-1 at Blandford. Parley entertained Ham Rec and won 2-0 whilst Bridport beat Cranborne 5-2 at home. Dorchester Sports travelled to Gillingham and came away with a 1-0 win. In the days remaining 2 games, Ham Utd v Sturminster Newton & Mere v Merley CS they both ended in entertaining 2-2 draws


Match Day Round Up

Holt saw their perfect start to the season ended at the 8th game as they went down 3-1 at home to rivals Hamworthy Rec. Balti welcomed Cranborne, but despite a much improved performance by the Cranes the hosts ran out 4-2 winners. Blandford entertained Mere and won 4-1, there were also home wins for Merley as they beat Westlands 1-0, Swanage beat Bridport 2-0 and Sturminster Newton beat Parley 2-1. Dorchester Sports overcame Hamworthy Utd Res in a 7 goal thriller at the Avenue 4-3 this after the kick off was delayed so as the pitch could be marked !!!!

In the preliminary round of this seasons League Cup, Gillingham Res beat Sherborne Town Res 3-0 at Raleigh Grove.


Somerset & Wiltshire Senior Cup Draws

In the 2nd Round of the Somerset Senior Cup

WESTLAND SPORTS v Coombe St Nicholas - 01/10/16 KO 14.30pm

In the 1st Round of the Wiltshire Senior Cup

Bradford Town v MERE TOWN - 12/10/16 KO 19.45pm

Match Day Round Up

In the FA Vase Swanage did themselves and the League proud as they bowed out of this seasons Competition losing 2-1 at Christchurch conceding the winner in the closing minutes, this after taking a deserved lead.

In the League, Holt came from 2 down at HT to win 4-2 at home against Sturminster Newton, so maintaing their perfect start to the season now standing at 7 from 7. Westlands were top scorers as they have sent the League statiticians scrambling for the League Record Books after their demolition of Cranborne 20-0 !! Yes (Twenty) at Alvington this afternoon. Balti won 6-1 impressively against Dorchester Sports at the College. Hamworthy Rec also came from behind to win 3-1 at Mere. Gillingham came from 3 down at HT to draw 3-3 with Merley CS whilst their were home wins for Wareham, 3-0 over Hamworthy Utd and Parley 3-2 over Sherborne.


Match Day Round Up

Cranborne secured their 1st points of the season with a 3-2 win at home against Sherborne. Holt remain top after an entertaining 2-1 win at Petersham Lane against Dorchester Sports. Westlands moved into 2nd place after their 5-1 win against visitors Hamworthy Utd. Parley welcomed Gillingham and won 2-0, Blandford responded to their midweek mauling with a confidence boosting 2-1 win against Sturminster Newton at home. Swanage made the long trip to Mere and returned with all 3 points after a 4-2 win, another side to win on the road were Hamworthy Rec who won 2-1 at Wareham. Merley CS entertained Bridport Res and won 2-0.


Match Day Round Up

In the early games not much cheer this evening if you were a "Home" supporter as all 3 matches ended in Away wins. Hamworthy Rec thrashed Blandford Utd 10-0 at the Rec, Hamworthy Utd Res won 3-0 at Cranborne whilst Dorchester Sports travelled to the Purbeck Center and beat hosts Wareham Rangers 1-0. In tonight's late game, Swanage Town & H and Parley Sports played out a 1-1 draw at Days Park.


Match Day Round Up

Holts unbeaten start continued as they travelled the short distance to Merley and came away with a fine 3-2 win. Mere welcomed Sherborne and won 2-1. Westlands returned to winning ways after beating visitors Sturminster Newton 5-1. In the evenings late game Bridport welcomed Balti to a misty St Marys field and it was the visitors who won 2-0 and in doing so ended the "Bees" perfect start to the season.


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
Balti Sports 11 10 20 30
Holt Utd 11 9 28 27
Westland Sports 12 8 38 24
Hamworthy Recreation 12 8 15 22
Swanage Town & Herston 11 6 15 21
Top Goal Scorer
Provisional @ 22/10/2016
1 Dan Andrews Balti Sports 18
2 Nathan Saxby Holt Utd 14
3 Joshua Payne Westlands 11
4 Louis Irwin Westlands 11
5 Joshua Hunter Bridport Res 10
Golden Glove
Provisional @ 22/10/2016
1 Aaron Drayton Merley CS 2
2 Chris Lynch Holt Utd 2
3 Sam Jones Parley Sports 2
4 Sam Watts Westlands 2
5 Anthony Frost Dorch Sports 1