TERRAS: Matthews bemused by ‘gazump’ claim and flattered by favourites’ tag

Dorset Echo:

6:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

JASON Matthews was both puzzled and flattered by bookmakers’ odds for the league title as well as Poole Town boss Tom Killick’s claims that Weymouth will be difficult to stop this season.

MAGPIES: Phil’s satisfied with response

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

PHIL Simkin was a satisfied man after the Magpies responded to last weekend’s drubbing by AFC Bournemouth with a much-needed confidence-boosting victory at Bridport.

TERRAS: Copp and West agree deals

Dorset Echo:

9:10am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

WEYMOUTH have snapped up two of their trialists in the form of Jamie West and Jordan Copp on non-contract terms, following their 3-0 victory over Portland United at Grove Corner.

MAGPIES: Simkin swoops for Woodford

Dorset Echo:

10:56pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

DORCHESTER Town boss Phil Simkin has signed former Horsham skipper Ryan Woodford on a 12-month deal after his side secured a morale-boosting pre-season win at St Mary’s Field.

TERRAS: White's delight with Fantasy League take-up

Dorset Echo:

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

IAN White has been delighted with the take-up of his Wessex Fantasy Football League.

MAGPIES: Skipper Nathan aims to boost morale after 11-0 humbling

Dorset Echo:

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

NATHAN Walker faces his first real test as Dorchester Town captain tonight when he tries to lift his team-mates after Saturday’s nightmare against Bournemouth.

UPDATE: TERRAS: Weymouth appoint Craig Laird as assistant-manager

Dorset Echo:

8:50am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

JASON Matthews has officially announced the appointment of Craig Laird as his assistant manager.

(VIDEO) MAGPIES Simkin worried about demoralising effect on squad after 11-0 rout

Dorset Echo:

12:00am Monday 21st July 2014

PHIL Simkin has admitted that he is worried about the effect Saturday’s “demoralising” defeat at the hands of Bournemouth will have on his players.

FOOTBALL: Drage in the running for FA award

Dorset Echo:

6:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

TIME is running out for Dorset residents to vote for Chickerell’s Dave Drage to secure national honours at Wembley.

FOOTBALL: Bees triumph at Chard

Dorset Echo:

1:01pm Sunday 20th July 2014

BRIDPORT geared up for the visit of a wounded Dorchester Town side to St Mary’s Field tomorrow night (7.45pm) with another 4-2 pre-season success.

UPDATE WITH VIDEO: Palmer agrees Weymouth terms

Dorset Echo:

5:49pm Saturday 19th July 2014

WEYMOUTH have re-secured the services of central-defender Ed Palmer following their 2-2 draw with Plymouth Argyle.

TERRAS: Proud Yetton leads Weymouth against Argyle

Dorset Echo:

6:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

SKIPPER Stewart Yetton cannot wait to lead the new-look Terras into battle against Plymouth Argyle, the club he played for and grew up supporting, this afternoon (3pm).

MAGPIES: Heath hails link with Cherries

Dorset Echo:

6:00am Friday 18th July 2014

STUART Heath has hailed the relationship between the Magpies and AFC Bournemouth over recent seasons, praising the work of both clubs in helping the development of young football talent.

TERRAS: Matthews up for Argyle tester

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Friday 18th July 2014

JASON Matthews is preparing his Terras’ troops for their toughest pre-season test as League Two outfit Plymouth Argyle head to the Bob Lucas Stadium tomorrow (3pm).

UPDATE: FOOTBALL: Fixtures out, Magpies/Terras derby dates set

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

9:09am Thursday 17th July 2014

DORCHESTER Town and Weymouth will meet for the first time in next season’s Southern League Premier Division on August 25 before clashing again on Boxing Day, it has been confirmed.

MAGPIES: Dorchester Town Trust chief calls for more support

Dorset Echo:

5:30am Thursday 17th July 2014

DORCHESTER Town Community Trust chairman John Greenslade has issued a rallying call for additional support to help his organisation’s long-term aim of making the Magpies a community-owned club.

MAGPIES: Good signs for Simkin

Dorset Echo:

9:10am Wednesday 16th July 2014

DORCHESTER Town boss Phil Simkin felt his side showed some encouraging signs for the future during tonight’s draw with Gosport Borough at the Avenue.

TERRAS: Matthews happy with goal tally

Dorset Echo:

9:10am Wednesday 16th July 2014

JASON Matthews admitted after last night’s 6-0 thumping of Chard Town that he would have liked some “slightly stronger opposition” for the Terras’ third pre-season outing – but he was happy to see his men continue their prolific form in front of goal.

FOOTBALL: Symes brothers get on the mark for Bridport

Dorset Echo:

6:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

BROTHERS Jamie and Adam Symes both scored in their first game back in Bridport colours, as the hosts ran out 4-2 winners in a pre-season friendly at St Mary’s Field.

MAGPIES: No easy option for Simkin

Dorset Echo:

6:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

PHIL Simkin says he does not see the point of playing “easy opposition” during pre-season, as his side gets ready to take on Gosport Borough at the Avenue tonight (7.45pm).

TERRAS: Winger Shephard set to face Chard

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

CHRIS Shephard returns from injury for Weymouth tonight when Chard Town are the opposition in the Terras’ third pre-season outing.

TERRAS: Matthews' delight after attacking formation pays dividends

Dorset Echo:

6:00am Monday 14th July 2014

TERRAS’ boss Jason Matthews would have no hesitation employing a three-pronged attack next season after it was so effective in his side’s pre-season friendly rout of Guernsey on Saturday.

MAGPIES: Gulls swoop as fitness is key

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Monday 14th July 2014

THE result may not have been to his liking but Dorchester Town manager Phil Simkin definitely felt there were positives to take from his side’s first pre-season outing against Torquay on Saturday.

FOOTBALL: Terras win and Magpies lose in friendly matches

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

5:34pm Saturday 12th July 2014

THERE were mixed fortunes for Dorchester Town and Weymouth in their pre-season friendly fixtures this afternoon.

TERRAS: Matthews eyes McPhee and Palmer

Dorset Echo:

9:10am Friday 11th July 2014

JASON Matthews is keen on bringing Ed Palmer and Chris McPhee back to the Terras.

MAGPIES: Simkin hails assistant Heath

Dorset Echo:

6:00am Friday 11th July 2014

DORCHESTER Town chief Phil Simkin has hailed Stuart Heath as one of his “best ever signings”.

FOOTBALL: Terras and Magpies to face each other in cup

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

4:55pm Friday 11th July 2014

WEYMOUTH are to host rivals Dorchester Town in the first round of next season's Red Insure Cup.

UPDATE: TERRAS: Weymouth snap up winger Shephard

Dorset Echo:

8:50am Thursday 10th July 2014

WEYMOUTH have announced the signing of winger Chris Shephard on a one-year deal.

TERRAS: Fantasy returns to help boost funds

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

TERRAS’ fans are being invited to help boost the club funds by entering the Wessex Fantasy Football League.

MAGPIES: Cann aiming to bring success to the Avenue

Dorset Echo:

6:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

DAN Cann is eager to help deliver success for the Magpies next season, a decade after playing a part in the club’s last promotion-winning campaign.

TERRAS: Preston North End's Scott backs brother Jamie to be big Weymouth hit

Dorset Echo:

6:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014

PROUD family man and Preston North End defender Scott Laird has backed his brother Jamie to be a hit at Weymouth next season.

FOOTBALL: Island club backed by Clifton support

Dorset Echo:

7:30pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

PORTLAND Town Veterans have announced the team’s new three-year sponsor, in the form of the Clifton pub on Portland.

MAGPIES: Development League is key for Lucas

Dorset Echo:

5:30am Monday 7th July 2014

DORCHESTER Town will enter a team in the newly-formed Dorset U21 Development League next season, but not in the FA Youth Cup.

FOOTBALL: Chickerell stalwart Drage up for people's award

Dorset Echo:

3:59pm Monday 7th July 2014

CHICKERELL United club stalwart Dave Drage, who won the Outstanding Contribution to Community Football award in Dorset, now has the chance to win the national people’s award – voted for by the public.

TERRAS: Midfielder Colwell enjoys dream trip to Brazil

Dorset Echo:

6:00am Saturday 5th July 2014

STEVE Colwell achieved what almost every football fan dreams of during his time in the off season, as he travelled to Brazil for the first two weeks of this year’s World Cup.

UPDATE: MAGPIES: Simkin secures 'flying machine' Smith

Dorset Echo:

7:22pm Saturday 5th July 2014

PHIL Simkin believes he has landed his very own “flying machine” in new winger Dan Smith.

TERRAS: Competition is key for Kelly

Dorset Echo:

6:00am Friday 4th July 2014

ADAM Kelly is geared up for Weymouth’s imminent Southern Premier League campaign, and insists that competition for places will be vital for the club’s quest for success this term.

FOOTBALL: Away ties for Terras and Magpies in the FA Cup

Dorset Echo:

12:59pm Friday 4th July 2014

BOTH Weymouth and Dorchester Town have been drawn away from home in the first qualifying round of the FA Cup.

MAGPIES: Lanahan sets Avenue goal

Dorset Echo: CONSIDERING AN OFFER: Sam Lanahan

6:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

SAM Lanahan is determined to make the most of his first full season at Dorchester Town, and improving his scoring record is something the university student would like to aim for.

TERRAS: Weymouth in good shape

Dorset Echo: GEORGE THE FIRST: George Rigg leads the line as the Terras return to pre-season training at Redlands

5:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

WEYMOUTH got their preparations for the 2014/15 campaign up and running when the players returned for pre-season training at Redlands.

TERRAS: Poole to stay at Weymouth

Dorset Echo:

8:40am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

SAM Poole has put any uncertainty over his Weymouth future to bed by signing a new one-year deal at the Bob Lucas Stadium.

BEES: Senior targets top-eight spot

Dorset Echo: ST MARY'S RETURN: Jamie Symes

5:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

TREVOR Senior sees no reason why Bridport cannot be a top-eight club in next season’s Western League Premier Division.

FOOTBALL: Cole scoops top Portland Town award

Dorset Echo: AWARDED: A team members Adam Sedwell, centre, and Luke Moorley, right, with manager Pete Williams

7:00pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

PORTLAND TOWN celebrated their season in style at the George Inn on Portland.

TERRAS: Matthews hoping his new-look side will gel quickly

Dorset Echo: FRESH FACE: Shane Krac

6:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

TERRAS’ player-manager Jason Matthews has underlined the need for his new-look squad to gel together quickly, as he prepares to put his side through their first pre-season training session this evening.

MAGPIES: Lanahan pens one-year deal at the Avenue

Dorset Echo: WINNING GOAL: Sam Lanahan

6:00am Monday 30th June 2014

PHIL Simkin has spoken of his delight at Sam Lanahan’s decision to put pen to paper on a one-year deal with the Magpies.

TERRAS: Emotional farewell for Walker

Dorset Echo: SPOT ON: Scott Walker scored from the spot

5:30am Monday 30th June 2014

SCOTT Walker has bid an emotional farewell to Weymouth, as the midfielder revealed to Echosport that he has officially left the club.

MAGPIES: Heath calls for a new vision

Dorset Echo: FRESH APPROACH: Magpies' assistant-manager Stuart Heath

5:30am Saturday 28th June 2014

STUART Heath has revealed that Dorchester Town’s players will start work on giving the club a new “identity” when they return for pre-season training today.

TERRAS: Wannell is relishing the derby days

Dorset Echo: NEW RECRUIT: Terras' defender and former Dorchester loanee Jacob Wannell

5:30am Friday 27th June 2014

TERRAS’ summer signing Jacob Wannell is eager to be a part of Weymouth’s derby fixtures next season, insisting that he thrives in the big games.

FOOTBALL: Blues gearing up for title defence

Dorset Echo: HAPPY DAYS: Portland’s Lewis Whyton receives the league trophy from Mike Mock last season

6:30pm Friday 27th June 2014

PORTLAND United return to pre-season training next Tuesday in readiness for the 2014/15 season.

CRICKET: Abbotsbury progress halted by Shillingstone

Dorset Echo: IN A SPIN: Abbotsbury spinner Krish Subramanian

7:00pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

ABBOTSBURY came up 20 runs short as their Division Four title ambitions took a blow against fellow contenders Shillingstone Seconds.



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