PORTLAND United will play in the Wessex League next season, it has been confirmed.

The Blues, along with Hampshire outfit AFC Stoneham, join Division One following their second place finish in the Dorset Premier League last term.

Portland’s promotion was approved by the Football Association and they kick-off their 2015/16 campaign on the second weekend in August.

"We've been given the green light so it's all systems go now," said Portland boss Gary Bailey.

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