The Great Escape will feel like a league triumph, says Softley

Salisbury Journal: The Great Escape will feel like a league triumph, says Softley

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

PLUCKY Jeff Softley says turning over enemies Bemerton Heath Harlequins in the derby showdown to retain Downton’s Wessex Premier status will feel like winning the league.

Mixed results for inconsistent Lavvy

Salisbury Journal: Mixed results for inconsistent Lavvy

9:57am Thursday 10th April 2014

INCONSISTENT Laverstock and Ford took two steps forward on Saturday and five back in the week.

"Strange" referee call leaves Chalk puzzled

Salisbury Journal: "Strange" referee call leaves Chalk puzzled

9:36am Thursday 10th April 2014

BEMERTON Heath Harlequins played out a 1-1 draw in a meaningless affair with Lymington Town at Western Way.

Harvey's a hat-trick hero for Blues

Salisbury Journal: Harvey Coker

9:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

A HAT-TRICK from Harvey Coker got Amesbury Town back to winning ways in Wessex Division One.

Jeff's full of praise for veteran striker Declan

Salisbury Journal: Jeff's full of praise for veteran striker Declan

5:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

JEFF Softley hailed super striker Declan McGregor for guiding basement boys Downton to their first Wessex Premier League win after an extensive 21 match wait.

Red faced Robins move closer to drop

Salisbury Journal: Red faced Robins move closer to drop

11:19am Thursday 27th March 2014

A NATHAN Saxby hat-trick has plunged Downton closer to the drop after a dismal derby defeat to Verwood Town on the day Adie Arnold said his farewells.

Lavvy "regrouped" after being hit for seven

Salisbury Journal: Lavvy "regrouped" after being hit for seven

11:28am Thursday 27th March 2014

A WEAK Laverstock and Ford suffered a seven goal demolition raid at clear Wessex Division Leaders Andover Town.

Mixed results for Blues and Lavvy

Salisbury Journal: Chris Ward

8:40am Thursday 20th March 2014

A STUNNING 4-1 win on Saturday was cancelled out by flooding three goals away at Petersfield midweek.

Downton are 1/4 favourites to get relegated, says fearful Softley

Salisbury Journal: Desperate win needed to aid Downton's relegation fight

4:00pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

WORRIED Downton boss Jeff Softley, pictured, admits if his basement Robins don’t clock their first victory in 20 Wessex Premier games during their weekend derby with Verwood Town “they are relegated”.

Chalk upbeat despite Bemerton's cup exit

Salisbury Journal: Ian Chalk

11:01am Friday 14th March 2014

TEN-man Bemerton Heath Harlequins exited the Wiltshire Cup on Tuesday night following a 3-0 defeat to Bradford Town.

Centre-half strikes Lavvy winner on derby day

Salisbury Journal: Centre-half strikes Lavvy winner on derby day

10:58am Friday 14th March 2014

SPENCER Horton's solitary strike entitled Laverstock & Ford to the bragging rights and vengeance over rivals Amesbury Town in Wessex Division One.

Bemerton's "discipline" working wonders, according to boss Chalk

Salisbury Journal: Bemerton's "discipline" working wonders, according to boss Chalk

3:52pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

IN-FORM Bemerton Heath Harlequins boss Ian Chalk believes knuckling down on “discipline” has been a key factor in their seven-match unbeaten run in all competitions.

Chalk's men in rich vein of form

Salisbury Journal: Ian Chalk

12:00pm Thursday 27th February 2014

DOUBLE away wins have steered Bemerton Heath Harlequins into seventh spot in the Sydenhams Premier Division, stretching their unbeaten run to five games.

Four week break stings Lakeman's Lavvy

Salisbury Journal: Robbie Lakeman

9:38am Thursday 27th February 2014

LAVERSTOCK and Ford were the latest victims of Hythe and Dibden’s five goal rush in their return to Sydenhams Division One action after a month’s break due to weather inflicted postponements.

Desperate win needed to aid Downton's relegation battle

Salisbury Journal: Desperate win needed to aid Downton's relegation fight

5:00am Thursday 27th February 2014

REALISTIC Downton boss Jeff Softley says their weekend trip to basement boys Fawley is “make or break” as his relegation-threatened side are still winless in 17 games and in desperate need of three points.

Bad weather continues to put off Sydenhams games

9:39am Friday 21st February 2014

BEMERTON Heath Harlequins and Laverstock & Ford were both hoping to entertain sides from the Isle of Wight on Saturday.

Robins' woeful streak up to 14 without win

Salisbury Journal: Downton's Craig Lewis cuts out the opposition

9:38am Friday 21st February 2014

DOWNTON lost the only Sydenhams League game to beat the weather on Saturday, going down 3-2 at home to Fareham Town.

Tyler Brockway makes Harlequins switch

Salisbury Journal: Tyler Brockway makes Harlequins switch

10:33am Thursday 13th February 2014

TYLER Brockway has moved a step up the Sydenhams ladder by switching to Premier outfit Bemerton Heath Harlequins.

Two late equalisers earn Verwood precious away points

Salisbury Journal: Danny Young fires Bemerton in front

11:24am Thursday 6th February 2014

AN injury-time penalty left Bemerton Heath Harlequins kicking their heels at Western Way after being on the verge of a crucial victory.

Double wins for Bemerton over enemies Downton

Salisbury Journal: Double wins for Bemerton over enemies Downton

11:36am Thursday 30th January 2014

BEMERTON Heath Harlequins recorded back-to-back victories over their neighbours Downton after replicating their Wiltshire Cup quarter-final win in the Sydenhams Premier Division on Tuesday night.

Four-week break pays off for Laverstock and Ford

Salisbury Journal: Four-week break pays off for Laverstock and Ford

11:45am Thursday 30th January 2014

A MONTH'S break from the beautiful game meant Laverstock & Ford were raring to go on Saturday and their fresh legs contributed to completing the league double over rivals Ringwood Town.

Bragging rights for Bemerton on derby day

Salisbury Journal: Jack Slade in action for Bemerton

9:41am Thursday 23rd January 2014

THE historic fiery derby at Wick Lane served up entertainment for the punters flocking through the turnstiles on a dismal day, played in its usual gritty style.

Adie's Potters undone at the death

Salisbury Journal: Adie's Potters undone at the death

2:19pm Wednesday 22nd January 2014

VERWOOD Town fought hard in the thumping rain in their derby with Bournemouth Poppies and they were set to take home a well-earned point until the 86th minute.

Striker Western slips on the gloves for Town

Salisbury Journal: Tom Western

9:26am Thursday 16th January 2014

AMESBURY Town were prohibited from earning back-to-back victories after Monday night’s game with Team Solent fell foul to the weather.

Bemerton and Downton match up in the cup

Salisbury Journal: Ian Chalk

11:57am Wednesday 15th January 2014

BEMERTON Heath Harlequins and Downton’s luckless form in the league will have no bearing on Saturday when the two go head-to-head for a place in the Wiltshire Senior Cup semi-final.

Bemerton lose by the odd goal

Salisbury Journal: Jack Slade goes close for Heath

12:55pm Wednesday 8th January 2014

BEMERTON Heath Harlequins beat the weather to get their game on at home to Moneyfields on Tuesday night but there was no perfect beginning to 2014.

Wessex clubs suffer from wet weekend

Salisbury Journal: Home to Amesbury Town

3:48pm Tuesday 7th January 2014

THE whole Sydenhams programme was a washout over the weekend, which left an array of Salisbury clubs scratching their heads.

Salisbury duo secure big Wessex wins

Salisbury Journal: Amesbury Town boss Gareth Horner

3:48pm Friday 3rd January 2014

DESPITE bad weather causing constant disruptions across the non-league scene, there were a few survivors on Saturday, with two Salisbury sides notching up crucial wins.

Double-figure defeat ruins Downton's New Year

Salisbury Journal: Charles Aldridge

3:45pm Friday 3rd January 2014

DEPLETED Downton continue to plummet in Sydenhams Premier Division as they conceded a dozen goals to rampant leaders Sholing – but their 12-1 victory isn’t a league record, writes Mike Vimpany.

Sydenhams derby postponed due to waterlogged pitch

Salisbury Journal: Jeff Softley

5:35pm Monday 23rd December 2013

CONTINUOUS rain meant Downton’s eagerly-anticipated derby with Bemerton Heath Harlequins was postponed, along with a series of non-league cancellations across the weekend.

Downton without star captain for derby clash with Bemerton

Salisbury Journal: Downton without star captain for derby clash with Bemerton

6:00am Monday 23rd December 2013

SUSPENDED skipper Matt Palmer will miss Downton’s derby day clash with arch-enemies Bemerton Heath Harlequins on Monday night (7.45pm).

No luck for Blues and Lavvy

Salisbury Journal: Sam Matthews

12:01pm Thursday 19th December 2013

SAM Matthews was on target for Amesbury Town but they didn’t get the result they wished for on Friday.

FOOTBALL: Robins undone at the end

Salisbury Journal: Robins undone at the end

8:44am Thursday 12th December 2013

DOWNTON failed to build on Saturday’s valuable point at Horndean after losing on home turf midweek in the last eight minutes at Wick Lane.

FOOTBALL: Double triumph for Lavvy boss Lakeman

8:57am Thursday 12th December 2013

LAVERSTOCK and Ford boss Robbie Lakeman celebrated his contract extension with a 3-1 win at the hands of Fleet Spurs on Saturday.

No dream ending for on target Gulliver

Salisbury Journal: Paul Gulliver

9:04am Friday 6th December 2013

PAUL Gulliver netted on his Downton return but there was no sweet ending for him as the beleaguered club fell to a 3-1 home defeat to promotion-chasers Alresford Town.

Lavvy hit four against rivals Ringwood

Salisbury Journal: Lavvy hit four against rivals Ringwood

9:13am Thursday 28th November 2013

A FRENETIC first half saw Laverstock & Ford take a 4-1 lead over Ringwood Town – and that was the way it stayed at The Dell on Saturday.

Bemerton receive cup thumping

3:44pm Wednesday 27th November 2013

BEMERTON Heath Harlequins’ Sydenhams Wessex League Cup hopes faded on Tuesday night as they were thrashed 7-0 by a rampant Sholing side in the quarter-finals.

Arnold: "It was a tremendous win"

Salisbury Journal: Adie Arnold

12:18pm Thursday 31st October 2013

ADIE Arnold hailed ‘one of the best wins of my time here’ as Verwood Town shocked Winchester City at Potterne Park on Saturday.

Totton blown away by Sanger's six-goal demolition

Salisbury Journal: Joe Sanger

12:10pm Thursday 31st October 2013

JOE Sanger hit six goals in a display his manager Ian Chalk described as ‘the most complete performance I have seen at this level’.

Adie reflects on Verwood's 2-1 defeat

11:09am Thursday 17th October 2013

VERWOOD Town took the lead at Whitchurch United in the Wessex Premier League on Saturday – but eventually succumbed to a 2-1 defeat.

Bemerton romp to eight-goal victory

Salisbury Journal: Heath lose out by one-goal to Winchester

11:02am Thursday 17th October 2013

BEMERTON Heath Harlequins’ trip to Wroughton in the Wiltshire Senior Cup couldn’t have come at a better time, after five straight defeats in the league.

Matthews haunts his former club

Salisbury Journal: Matthews haunts his former club

12:00pm Thursday 10th October 2013

SAM Matthews’ goal against his former team settled the derby between Amesbury Town and Laverstock & Ford on Saturday.

Double defeats for Bemerton and Downton

Salisbury Journal: Heath lose out by one-goal to Winchester

9:10am Thursday 10th October 2013

BEMERTON Heath Harlequins and Downton both suffered Wessex Premier defeats on Saturday.

Heath lose out by one-goal to Winchester

Salisbury Journal: Heath lose out by one-goal to Winchester

3:46pm Wednesday 2nd October 2013

BEMERTON Heath Harlequins slipped to a third straight defeat as Winchester City escaped from Western Way with all three points on Saturday, writes RYAN LOVEJOY.

Lavvy to meet Verwood in FA Vase

Salisbury Journal: Lavvy to meet Verwood in FA Vase

10:45am Thursday 26th September 2013

LAVERSTOCK & Ford and Verwood Town will rekindle an old rivalry when they meet at Potterne Park in the FA Vase First Round on Saturday, October 19.

Bemerton lose two on the trot

10:55am Thursday 26th September 2013

BEMERTON Heath Harlequins lost their second successive game in a typically high-scoring affair on Saturday.

Downton out of FA Vase

10:49am Thursday 26th September 2013

DOWNTON won 2-1 at Bradford Town in the same round of the FA Vase last year – but that omen did not help them on Saturday as their disappointing start to the season continued.

Chalk left "disappointed" with match officials

Salisbury Journal: Bemerton head into FA Vase last 16

4:00am Thursday 19th September 2013

BEMERTON Heath Harlequins manager Ian Chalk was left frustrated with the match officials after his side’s first defeat in seven games on Saturday.

Second win on bounce for Lavvy

9:24am Thursday 19th September 2013

LAVERSTOCK & Ford made it back-to-back wins with a comfortable 4-0 home success against Andover New Street on Saturday.

Laverstock through to next FA Vase round

Salisbury Journal: Laverstock & Ford team photo

9:00am Thursday 12th September 2013

LAVERSTOCK & Ford enjoyed a convincing FA Vase win at home to Cheddar on Saturday.








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