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Next Weeks Fixtures

Date Home Team Away Team Kick off Time
29th Nov Blandford Utd Hamworthy Utd Res 2.00
29th Nov Bridport Res Westland Sports 2.00
29th Nov Hamworthy Recreation Sherborne Town Res 2.00
29th Nov Mere Town Tintinhull 2.00
29th Nov Merley Cobham Sports Cranborne 2.00
29th Nov Parley Sports Portland Utd 2.00
29th Nov Poole Borough Sturminster Marshall 2.00
29th Nov Swanage Town & Herston Shaftesbury Town 2.00
29th Nov Weymouth Res Wareham Rangers postponed

The DPL Update

Site Last Updated at 10:10 on 27/11/2014

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Match Day Round Up

Pride of place today went to Poole Boro, who got their first points in 12 matches when they went to Sherborne and won 4-2. In the top of the table clash Jamie Moores scored a hat trick in Rec's demolition of League leaders Merley 6-0. Portland go top after beating visitors Mere 2-1 while Parley kept up the pressure, beating hosts Stur Marshall 4-1 (Tobias Holmes with a hat trick). Weymouth ended Blandford's resurgance with a 2-0 home win, while in the Purbeck derby Wareham came out winners over Swanage 3-1. Shaftesbury beat visitors Tintinhull 3-0


Match Day Round Up

League Cup

Merley won at Swanage by the odd goal in 3 while Sherborne, travelling to Wareham, made the journey worthwhile by winning 4-1.


Portland had an easy victory over Stur Marshall by 5-0 while Parley beat visitors Westlands 2-1 and Weymouth scored the only goal of the game at Poole Boro. Blandford continued their "Bradley" effect with a 4-0 home over Cranborne while Ham U went to Tintihull and came away 5-1 winners. In the day's other match Mere drew with visitors Shaftesbury 1-1.

Ham Rec  had Magna Road waterlogged for the 2nd succesive week, postponing their match v Bridport.

Merley Cobham Sport

An evening with Ron "Chopper" Harris (see Club Notices).


Match Day Round Up

Merley scored a late goal at Turlin Moor to beat Poole B by the odd goal in 5 while Portland overcame visitors Westlands 4-2. In a high scoring match at the Bob Lucas stadium Weymouth beat visitors Parley 7-4 while Swanage beat their visitors Tintinhull 5-0. In the other match played Cranborne surprised Shaftesbury by winning 3-2.

Postponed Matches - Waterlogged Pitch

Sturminster Marshall v Hamworthy Recreation

Wareham Rangers v Blandford Utd

Here we go again!!

Dorset Senior Cup

In last evening's Senior Cup, Swanage thrashed 10 men Boro 9-2. Swanage now have a home tie v Dorchester in the next round, to be played on Wednesday 3rd December - KO 7.45.


Dorset Senior Cup

In last evening's Senior Cup the DPL's Cranborne were well beaten by Weymouth's 1st XI 7-1.  Weymouth have a home tie against Hamworthy Recreation in the next round. The match to be played on Tuesday 2nd December, KO 7.45 p.m.


Somerset Senior Cup

Tintinhull loast to Cutters Friday 2-1 while Westlands proceed to the next round with a 3-2 home win against Stockwood Green.


Match Day Round Up

Portland failed to capitalise on today's Senior Cup match as they went down 3-1 at Blandford while Parley went down at Shaftesbury by the only goal of the match.  Weymouth beat hosts Ham U by the odd goal in 5 while Mere beat visitors Stur M 4-2.Cranborne lost again as they went down 2-1 to visitors Wareham while Sherborne beat their visitors Bridport 4-1.

In the Senior Cup match at Merley, Ham Rec won 3-1. Merley had Grant Cormack sent off when Rec were leading 2-0.


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.


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The League Table

P W GD Pts
Portland Utd 16 14 43 42
Merley Cobham Sports 16 13 26 40
Hamworthy Recreation 14 12 37 36
Parley Sports 17 11 20 36
Weymouth Res 18 11 19 35
Top Goal Scorer
Provisional @ 23/11/2014
1 Holmes Tobias Parley 19
2 Stone Luke HamRec/MCS 18
3 Cannie Stuart Merley CS 11
4 Hayward Leo Westlands 11
5 Martin Scott Mere 11
Golden Glove
Actual @ 15/11/2014
1 Knights Andy Ham Rec 7
2 Perry Jamie Merley CS 4
3 Boyt Warren Portland 3
4 Lillington Sean Wareham 3
5 Park Ryan Weymouth 3