Dorset League - 2020/21

Cherryhopper

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Increased from 5 divisions to 6 with 14 teams each in Senior and Division 1 and 12 teams each from Division 2 to the new Division 5 which includes 8 teams relegated from last season's Division 4 who probably thought they couldn't go any lower!I

Dorset Senior League
Beaminster
Broadstone
Chickerell United
Cranborne
Dorchester Sports reserves
Hamworthy Recreation reserves (promoted from Div 1)
Mere Town
Merley Cobham Sports reserves
Poole Borough
Stalbridge
Sturminster Marshall
Tisbury United
Westland Sports reserves
Wincanton Town reserves

Division 1
Alderholt
Allendale
Balti Sports reserves
Blandford United reserves
Boscombe Polonia
Bournemouth Sports reserves
Bridport A (promoted from Div 2)
Gillingham Town reserves (last season's Dons?)
Portland Town
Shaftesbury Town Colts (promoted from Div 2)
Swanage Town & Herston reserves
Upwey & Broadwey
Wareham Rangers reserves
Wool United

Division 2
Allendale reserves
Blandford United A (new)
Bournemouth Sports Lions
Broadmayne
Broadstone reserves
Canford United
Donhead United
Maiden Newton & Cattistock
MIlborne Port reserves (1st team in Yeovil League)
Piddlehinton United
Portesham United
Wool United reserves

Division 3
Bere Regis
Bournemouth Sports Phoenix
Chickerell United reserves
Corfe Mullen United (relegated from Div 2)
Handley Sports
Marnhull
Okeford United
Poole Bay
Portland Town reserves
Portland United Youth Panthers
Puddletown
Redlands Rebels

Division 4
Chickerell United Youth Colts
Corfe Castle reserves (relegated from Div 3)
DI United
Donhead United reserves (relegated from Div 3)
Lytchett Matravers
Milborne Sports (relegated from Div 3)
Piddlehinton United reserves (relegated from Div 3)
Poole Borough reserves
Porton Sports
Shillingstone
Sturminster Newton United reserves (relegated from Div 3)
Wyke Regis

Division 5
Alderholt reserves (relegated from Div 4)
Crossways Spitfires (relegated from Div 4)
FC Barolo (new)
Marsh (new)
Okeford United reserves (relegated from Div 4)
Poole Bay reserves (relegated from Div 4)
Portland Town Development (relegated from Div 4)
Portland United Youth Panthers reserves (relegated from Div 4)
Puddletown reserves (relegated from Div 4)
Tisbury United reserves (relegated from Div 4)
Wool United A (new)
Wyke Regis reserves (new)
 
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Cherryhopper

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AFC Blandford (Senior) have merged with Blandford United who have added an A team in Division 2 presumably as the merged club now has a surplus of players. Gilingham Town Phoenix have left Division 2, possibly merging with Gillingham Town Dons to form Gillingham Town Reserves.

Corfe Mullen United being the only club relegated from Division 2 is a strange one. They were 9th out of 15 with better PPG than all 6 teams below them who have survived. Equally baffling is their tenants Canford United being overlooked for promotion from Division 2 despite being top with a better PPG than Bridport A in 2nd. Shaftesbury Town Colts in 3rd had highest PPG.

Depending which way you look at it, Division 5 newcomers FC Barolo are either a lateral movement or a 4 Step demotion from Bournemouth League Division 1. They played their home games at King George V Playing Fields in Ferndown last season. Other newcomers Marsh are presumably based at The Marsh in Weymouth.
 

paulh66

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Tranmere, South Liverpool
September fixtures now on fulltime. Season starts Sept 12.
 

Cherryhopper

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Division 5 newcomers Marsh are presumably based at The Marsh in Weymouth.
Their inclusion was subject to interview and they must have failed it as they are not mentioned on Fulltime. Division 5 running with 11 teams.
 

Mek

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I think Porton Sports are maybe playing at Castle Meadow in Wilton (Wilton Town/Sarum Youth Seniors old ground) this season.
 

Cherryhopper

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It would make far more sense for them to play at Wilton, much closer to Dorset than Winterslow. The league website says they play at Wilton while Fulltime still has them down at Winterslow and this isn't the only difference between the two sites:

Shaftesbury Town Colts play at Child Okeford according to the league website, Stour Provost according to Fulltime.

Broadstone are now playing home matches at Slades Farm in Bournemouth on the new 3G pitch (confirmed on their own website) despite Fulltime saying they are still at Lower Blandford Road.
 

Cherryhopper

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AFC Blandford (Senior) have merged with Blandford United who have added an A team in Division 2 presumably as the merged club now has a surplus of players.
Blandford United A have been dropped two divisions and will now start in Division 4. As a result, Puddletown have been promoted from Division 3 to take their place in Division 2 while Sturminster Newton United Reserves, who had been relegated to Division 4, now reprieved to fill the vacancy in Division 3.
 
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oak

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It would make far more sense for them to play at Wilton, much closer to Dorset than Winterslow. The league website says they play at Wilton while Fulltime still has them down at Winterslow and this isn't the only difference between the two sites:

Shaftesbury Town Colts play at Child Okeford according to the league website, Stour Provost according to Fulltime.

Broadstone are now playing home matches at Slades Farm in Bournemouth on the new 3G pitch (confirmed on their own website) despite Fulltime saying they are still at Lower Blandford Road.
At a match last month, an official from Porton Sports told me that they would play home matches at Castle Meadow, Wilton this season.
The programme from the Shaftesbury v Fawley match on Tuesday states that Shaftesbury Colts will play home matches at Child Okeford.
Looks like the league website has the correct information.
 

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