Dorset Premier League

Next Weeks Fixtures

Date Home Team Away Team Kick off Time
22nd Aug Gillingham Town Mere Town 7.45 pm
22nd Aug Hamworthy Recreation Parley Sports 6.30 pm
22nd Aug Hamworthy Utd Res Wareham Rangers 7.45 pm
22nd Aug Sturminster Newton Milborne Port 6.30 pm
22nd Aug Westland Sports Shaftesbury Town Res 6.30 pm
23rd Aug Dorchester Sports Bridport Res 6.30 pm
23rd Aug Shaftesbury Town Res Blandford Utd 7.45 pm
23rd Aug Swanage Town & Herston Balti Sports 7.45 pm
26th Aug Balti Sports Wareham Rangers 3.00 pm
26th Aug Gillingham Town Blandford Utd 3.00 pm
26th Aug Mere Town Milborne Port 3.00 pm
26th Aug Merley Cobham Sports Shaftesbury Town Res 3.00 pm
26th Aug Sherborne Town Res Bridport Res 3.00 pm
26th Aug Sturminster Newton Parley Sports 3.00 pm
26th Aug Swanage Town & Herston Hamworthy Recreation 3.00 pm
26th Aug Westland Sports Holt Utd 3.00 pm

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Site Updated - 17:37 on 19/08/2017



Match Day Round Up

8 games played today and another bumper goal haul of 48 goals across the League. Swanage Town & Herston sit atop of the table tonight with the only 100% record after their 3rd win of the season after defeating Hamworthy Utd Res 4-2 at Days Park. Balti Sports thrashed Parley Sports 8-1 at Cranford, whilst Merley CS thrashed Milborne Port 9-1 at home. Holt United welcomed Gillingham Town to Petersham Lane and despite going 1 down ran out convincing 5-1 winners. Mere Town continued their good start to the season with a 2-0 win at home against Bridport Res, Westland Sports entertained Hamworthy Recreation at Alvington with the home side edging a tight game 1-0. Shatfesbury Res and Dorchester Sports played out an 8 goal thriller at Cochrams with the visitors edging it 5-3. Finally, Sturminster Newton surrendered their 100% start going down 4-2 at home to an impressive Wareham Rangers.


Chris Lynch

Holt United FC Goalkeeper CHRIS LYNCH receiving his;

"Golden Glove [14 Clean Sheets] " award for 2016/17

From Lg Chairman, Mr Mike Mock before todays Holt v Gillingham Town match.


Merley CS v Milborne

Photo courtesy of Steve Harris -


Holt v Gillingham

Photo courtesy of Terry Lucas - GTFC

Sin Bin Trial UPDATE

After 2 Rounds of games, we have seen reported to date, 5 Sin Bin recordings, this = 0.29 per match - Dissents last season ran at 0.46 per match.

Sin Bin Table:

Sin Bin


FA Inter League Cup



Dorset Senior Cup 1st Round Draw



Verwood Town FC v Sherborne Town FC


Bridport FC v Weymouth FC

BYES - Dorchester Town FC - Hamworthy United FC - Poole Town FC - Portland United FC

Ties to be played W/C 30th October 2017


Match Day Round Up

In the early kick offs, Swanage Town & Herston won a tight Purbeck Derby at Wareham Rangers 1-0. Dorchester Sports and Balti Sports shared the spoils 1-1 at the Avenue Stadium. In the late matches, Sturminster Newton remain unbeaten as they won again 3-0 for the 2nd successive game this time at Sherborne Town Res. Shaftesbury Res welcomed Mere Town and after a scoreless 1st half, the game went on to finish 2-2


Match Day Round Up

Milborne Port welcomed Gillingham Town to the Rec for their 1st Home game as a DPL side this evening, however it was the visitors who ran out deserved 3-0 winners. Merley Cobham Sports picked up their 1st win of the season after defeating their hosts Parley Sports 2-1. Hamworthy Recreation made it 2 wins from 2 after beating Blandford United 2-1 at Magna Road. In the late Kick Off, Hamworthy United Reserves pulled off a superb 1-1 draw against defending Champions Holt United at the County Ground.



Match Day Round Up

Not a good day for the Leagues New boys, with Shaftesbury Reserves unable to raise a side for their match at defending champions Holt United, it was left to Milborne Port to try and get a winning start to life in the DPL when they travelled to days park to play Swanage Town & Herston, however it was the Swans who ran out emphatic 10-1 winners with the hosts Cameron Beard scoring 6. Dorchester Sports welcomed Blandford United to the Avenue Stadium with the hosts winning 7-1, Balti Sports also found their scoring boots after defeating Sherborne Town Reserves 6-0 at Raleigh Grove. Mere Town were also 6-0 winners beating their visitors Hamworthy United Res, there were also opening day wins for Wareham Rangers who defeated visitors Westland Sports 2-1, whilst Sturminster Newton and Hamworthy Recreation both won on the road, the Cherries won 3-1 at Bridport Reserves whilst Rec won 4-3 at Merley Cobham Sports. In the final game Gillingham Town and Parley Sports played out a 2-2 draw at Hardings Lane.


Action from Merley Cobham Sports v Hamworthy Recreation

Photo courtesy of Steve Harris -


Action from Mere Town v Hamworthy United Reserves

Photo courtesy of MTFC


Action from Gillingham Town v Parley Sports

Photo courtesy of T. Lucas GTFC

Match Postponed

Opening day and we have a match Postponed;

Holt United v Shaftesbury Town Reserves is OFF due to the Away side being unable to raise a Team due to illness.

Shaftesbury Town FC will be charged in accordance with League Rules for a non fulfilled fixture.


The New Season is Here ...........

Today sees the start of the New Dorset Premier Football Season Sponsored by Cadburys Business Park, on behalf of the League Management Committee, we wish ALL our Clubs a Very Succesfull, Competitive & Respectful season ahead.



Somerset Senior Cup 1st Round Draw


MILBORNE PORT FC v Bridgewater Town FC Reserves

Ties to be played - 2nd September 2017 - ko 2.30pm

The League Table

P W GD Pts
Swanage Town & Herston 3 3 12 9
Balti Sports 3 2 13 7
Dorchester Sports 3 2 8 7
Mere Town 3 2 8 7
Merley Cobham Sports 3 2 8 6
Top Goal Scorer
Actual @ 19/08/2017
1 Cameron Beard Swanage 7
2 Jamie Danoris Stur Newton 6
3 Elliot Bevis Gillingham Town 4
4 Jack Twyford Mere Town 3
5 Scott Martin Mere Town 3
Golden Glove
Actual @ 20/08/2017
1 Miles Fleming Mere Town 2
2 Andy Nott Balti Sports 1
3 David Paixao Stur Newton 1
4 Samual Watts Westlands 1