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.

CRICKET: Pirates and Casuals in title celebration

Dorset Echo:

6:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SNOOKES Pirates and Casuals have been toasting title successes after both clinched top spot in their divisions during the past week.

CRICKET: Saggies sunk as Moby Dick's Bears roar in cup final

Dorset Echo:

6:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

MOBY Dick’s Bears beat Saggies by 23 runs to win the CM Energy UK Cup in an entertaining final at Redlands.

ANGLING: Jurassic crown for Herbert

Dorset Echo:

6:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THIS year’s two-day Jurassic Open Boat Match saw a healthy contingent of 38 anglers signing on to compete for top honours.

CRICKET: Puddletown earn Switched On glory

Dorset Echo:

6:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PUDDLETOWN have won the Switched On Under-18 Cup for the first time, defeating 2013 champions Martinstown in the final match.

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.

RUGBY: Prize-giving for Weymouth & Portland girls

Dorset Echo:

3:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE Weymouth & Portland girls’ section held their prize- giving to celebrate a great campaign.

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.

MOTORSPORT: Thorne and Forsyth geared up for Wiscombe

Dorset Echo:

7:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE highlight of the South West’s hill climb season is undoubtedly the visit of the country’s premier series, the Avon Tyres/TTC Group British Hill Climb Championship, set to be held at Wiscombe Park this weekend.

CRICKET: Super Sam steers Charlton Down to victory

Dorset Echo:

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PRE-MATCH thunder, lightning and rain could not stop an emphatic eight-wicket victory for Charlton Down.

LIFEGUARDS: Weymouth & Portland Rookies rewarded

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WEYMOUTH & Portland Rookie Lifeguards held their awards evening at the Osprey Leisure Centre.

CRICKET: Dorset hang on to share the spoils

Dorset Echo:

9:53pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

DORSET desperately clung on to a draw in their Minor Counties clash with Oxfordshire despite a last-gasp slump at Dean Park.

ATHLETICS: Blake earns GB selection for Euros

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:43am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PAUL Blake has been selected to represent Great Britain at next month’s IPC European Championships in Swansea.

CRICKET: Dorset's double hopes remain on a knife-edge

Dorset Echo:

8:49am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

DORSET’S hopes of securing back-to-back victories for the first time in four years remain on a knife-edge going into the final day of action at Dean Park, writes Andy Mitchell.

(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.

GOLF: Dilys and Sally crowned county champions

Dorset Echo:

6:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

DILYS Grant and Sally Davis have been crowned County Interclub Foursomes champions after representing Weymouth Golf Club Ladies in the silver section.

TABLE TENNIS: Champions Budmouth are aces

Dorset Echo:

5:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE second year of the Schools Junior League has finished with 30 teams and more than 70 young players taking part over the six rounds.

CRICKET: Beaminster sunk by leaders Cerne

Dorset Echo:

4:11pm Monday 21st July 2014

BEAMINSTER’S tough campaign continued at the Memorial Playing Field, as they suffered another loss in County Division Two at the hands of league leaders Cerne Valley.

ATHLETICS: Personal best for Blake at Anniversary Games

Dorset Echo:

7:28pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Dorchester’s Paul Blake secured a personal best time and came third in the men’s 100m T36/37 at this evening’s Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games at Horse Guards Parade.

CRICKET: Park pouches six on a strong first day for Dorset

Dorset Echo:

7:39pm Sunday 20th July 2014

DORSET skipper Chris Park enjoyed a fruitful day behind the stumps with six dismissals, as his side put themselves in a strong position after day one against Oxfordshire.

CYCLING: National aims as duo get on track

Dorset Echo:

6:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

TWO young Weymouth cyclists have been enjoying success at national events. Becky Raybould and Alex Jolliffe, from Wey Valley School, both compete regularly around the country at under-16 level, both on road circuits and at velodromes.

CRICKET: Caldwell and Moxom fire Dorchester back to summit

Dorset Echo:

6:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

DORCHESTER returned to the top of the Premier Two table in style with openers Will Caldwell and Pete Moxom taking centre stage in a crushing 147-run victory over Broadstone Seconds.

CRICKET: Captain marvel steers Weymouth

Dorset Echo:

6:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

KIERON Womble produced a priceless skipper’s knock to see the Seasiders home by six wickets at Redlands.

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.

UPDATE: MAGPIES: Cherries hit double figures in Avenue stroll

Dorset Echo:

5:25pm Saturday 19th July 2014

EDDIE Howe’s Cherries showed Dorchester Town no mercy whatsoever in an 11-0 pre-season friendly thrashing of the county town side at the Avenue this afternoon.

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).

CRICKET: Park’s eyeing repeat show

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

DORSET skipper Chris Park is looking to “keep the ball rolling” as his side return to Dean Park to clash with Oxfordshire in a three-day contest starting tomorrow (11am).

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).

FOOTBALL: Summer of fun with Redlands Soccer School

Dorset Echo:

7:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

THE first of 30 Redlands FC Fun in the Sun Soccer Schools begins on Monday, July 21.

FOOTBALL: Get on the ball with Ben Richmond

Dorset Echo:

5:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

RICHMOND Soccer School is a new and exciting opportunity for children to enjoy football this summer.

CRICKET: Saggies crowned after bears fall

Dorset Echo:

3:02pm Friday 18th July 2014

SAGGIES clinched the CM Energy UK Division One title after chasing down Moby Dick’s Bears’ total of 124 with two overs to spare.

CRICKET: Womble targets top-four spot

Dorset Echo:

8:00am Friday 18th July 2014

SEASIDERS’ skipper Kieron Womble is eager to get back to winning ways as his side head into a crunch encounter with Stalbridge at Redlands tomorrow (1pm).

CRICKET: Dorchester's aim is a maximum haul

Dorset Echo:

8:00am Friday 18th July 2014

MAXIMUM points should be Dorchester’s aim when they welcome winless Broadstone Sec-onds to the county town tomorrow (1pm).

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.

TENNIS: Rhose's despair as tournament cancelled

Dorset Echo:

6:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

THE Weymouth Town Tennis Tournament has been shelved for the second year in succession – but organiser Rhose Lawes is determined not to see the same happen again in 2015.

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.

YOUTH: Turner brothers among Weymouth medalists

Dorset Echo:

6:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

WEYMOUTH Swimming Club entered a team of 42 qualifying members in the Dorset County Development meeting.

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.

GOLF: In-form Watson bags fourth win in 10 days

Dorset Echo:

7:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

WEYMOUTH golfer Michael Watson broke the course record he set a year ago in achieving his second successive win at Taunton and Pickeridge as he continued his remarkable winning streak.

CRICKET: Imperious Wareham halt Bridport's run

Dorset Echo:

7:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

BRIDPORT'S string of wins came to an end on Saturday with a comprehensive defeat to a well-balanced Wareham side.

TENNIS: Dorchester's young aces shine on court

Dorset Echo:

6:10pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

WIMBLEDON came to Dorchester Tennis and Squash Club when the annual Junior Club Championships served up some great games.

TAG RUGBY: Army reign supreme at tag rugby festival

Dorset Echo:

6:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

THE sun shone brightly on a perfect day for the annual Weymouth & Portland RFC Beach Tag Rugby Festival.



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