Chalk defends team rotation in cup defeat

Salisbury Journal:

7:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

MANAGER Ian Chalk says he takes “full responsibility” for rotating his Bemerton Heath Harlequins on Saturday but has no regrets after they bowed out of the Wiltshire Senior Cup to Wroughton Town.

Laverstock eliminate fellow Wessex leaguers

Salisbury Journal:

4:27pm Thursday 16th October 2014

DECISIVE Laverstock & Ford booked their place in the second round of the Wiltshire Senior Cup as they comprehensively eliminated league rivals Pewsey Vale.

Finnigan's into double figures as Blues coast into next round

Salisbury Journal:

4:23pm Thursday 16th October 2014

NETBUSTER Danny Finnigan pushed his goal tally mark to 11 goals in nine appearances as Amesbury Town exposed Chippenham with ease.

Relief for Downton after breaking deadlock

Salisbury Journal:

11:01am Thursday 16th October 2014

DOWNTON FC finally have something to cheer about after securing a moraleboosting win in the Wiltshire Senior Cup – their first under Colin Hopkins’s tenure.

Wessex trio secure second round ties

Salisbury Journal:

4:21pm Monday 13th October 2014

ALL three Salisbury sides from Wessex Division 1 booked their place in the second round of the Wiltshire Senior Cup.

Bemerton embrace FA Vase joy

Salisbury Journal:

8:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

BEMERTON Heath Harlequins are the last Salisbury side standing in the FA Vase after recording a blockbuster win over Wessex Premier big guns Moneyfields.

Downton are closing in on first win, says boss

Salisbury Journal:

3:41pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

ENCOURAGING Colin Hopkins, pictured, believes it’s only a matter of time before hapless Downton will be toasting a first victory in Wessex Division 1.

Home FA Vase tie for Bemerton

Salisbury Journal:

3:39pm Monday 6th October 2014

BEMERTON Heath Harlequins have been rewarded with a home tie to Wessex Division One outfit Cowes Sports in the First Round Proper of the FA Vase.

Changes in force for slow-starting Robins

Salisbury Journal:

12:36pm Friday 3rd October 2014

COLIN Hopkins admits he will be tinkering with his Downton squad when they look for a change in fortune at Team Solent tomorrow (3pm).

Palmer's dramatic winner snatches Bemerton points

Salisbury Journal:

4:31pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

IN-FORM Bemerton Heath Harlequins have won four of their last five league matches after Matt Palmer’s dramatic winner shrugged off Lymington Town in a breathless 2-1 midweek win at Western Way.

Lavvy defeated for fourth time

Salisbury Journal:

4:44pm Thursday 25th September 2014

RESTING for several weeks had a negative effect on Laverstock and Ford who slipped to a fourth defeat against a resurgent Team Solent.

Lacklustre Downton fall down in Hampshire

Salisbury Journal:

4:41pm Thursday 25th September 2014

BELEAGURED Downton became the latest casualties to slip up at table-topping United Services Portsmouth.

Slade inspires Bemerton to winning ways

Salisbury Journal:

4:32pm Thursday 25th September 2014

FIRST-CLASS Bemerton Heath Harlequins obtained six points in the space of four days to shoot up the Wessex Premier table.

Horner disgruntled with display

Salisbury Journal:

9:34am Thursday 25th September 2014

MANAGER Gareth Horner described Amesbury Town as “poor” on Saturday, despite running out 3-1 victors over ten-man Romsey Town.

Killer blow for Blues

Salisbury Journal:

4:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A LAST-GASP penalty condemned Amesbury Town to a 2-1 defeat as they slipped to sixth in the league standings.

Downton waiting for maiden win

4:28pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

LOWLY Downton were left rueing missed chances after being succumbed to a solitary defeat at Wick Lane.

Bemerton pay price for sloppy start

Salisbury Journal:

4:23pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

RAGGED Bemerton Heath Harlequins’ brief spell in the FA Cup was terminated at the hands of Winchester City after a wretched start.

Chalk slips on boots during 49th birthday

Salisbury Journal:

6:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

BIRTHDAY boy Ian Chalk was Bemerton Heath Harlequins’ lucky charm on the day he turned 49, after dusting down his boots to help out his depleted squad.

Early Vase exit for Downton

Salisbury Journal:

12:51pm Thursday 11th September 2014

WINLESS Downton bowed out of the FA Vase at the first qualifying round to a tenacious Swanage and Herston.

"More to come" from high-flying Blues

Salisbury Journal:

12:46pm Thursday 11th September 2014

BULLISH Amesbury Town continued their formidable start to the season, reserving their place in the next round of the FA Vase after a 3-1 win over Hythe and Dibden.

Brockway slams double for early pacesetters

Salisbury Journal:

2:56pm Thursday 4th September 2014

TYLER Brockway’s double ensured Amesbury Town bounced back from a two-nil deficit to remain in the league hot chair with 3-2 victory at United Services Portsmouth.

FA Cup joy for Harlequins

Salisbury Journal:

12:59pm Thursday 4th September 2014

BEMERTON Heath Harlequins reached the first qualifying round of the FA Cup after seeing off Bournemouth Poppies in Tuesday night’s preliminary round replay.

"Outstanding" Aldridge keeps Fleet at bay

Salisbury Journal:

3:07pm Thursday 4th September 2014

DOWNTON boss Colin Hopkins hailed shotstopper Charlie Aldridge for an “outstanding” display after his team were held to a 1-1 stalemate by Fleet Spurs in Sydenhams Football League (Wessex) Division One.

Laverstock casualties of high-flying Ringwood

3:02pm Thursday 4th September 2014

INCONSISTENCY troubled Laverstock and Ford for the third time in four matches at the hands of a new-look Ringwood Town.

Downton chasing three points

Salisbury Journal:

3:24pm Thursday 28th August 2014

COLIN Hopkins described Saturday’s home defeat to Ringwood Town as “disappointing” as Downton FC remain chasing their first three-point haul since their return to Wessex Division One.

Amesbury preserve lead

3:44pm Thursday 28th August 2014

EARLY leaders Amesbury Town remain at the top of Wessex Division One despite losing 3-0 away at New Milton Town.

Laverstock discard opening defeats

12:51pm Thursday 28th August 2014

TWO below-par results were erased from Laverstock and Ford’s memories after producing a match-winning display over title hopefuls Hythe and Dibden.

Chalk: "We're low on confidence"

Salisbury Journal:

5:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

STRUGGLERS Bemerton Heath Harlequins crashed to a third straight defeat after losing a Bank Holiday Monday bonanza to plucky Verwood Town.

Amesbury signal title aspirations

11:19am Friday 22nd August 2014

AMESBURY Town have signalled their intent to contend this season in Wessex Division One with another goal haul. This time East Cowes Victoria were the recipients of a 7-1 mauling.

Lavvy encounter point drought

11:15am Friday 22nd August 2014

LACKLUSTRE Laverstock & Ford remain pointless two games in to Wessex Division One after coming out on the losing end of a see-saw showdown with United Services Portsmouth.

Downton thumped by Folland Sports

Salisbury Journal:

11:13am Friday 22nd August 2014

DOWNTON FC exited the FA Cup in the extra preliminary round against Wessex Premier boys Folland Sports.

Bemerton start FA Cup trail

Salisbury Journal:

11:11am Friday 22nd August 2014

SCOTT Joyce, pictured right, netted his third goal in five games to reserve Bemerton Heath Harlequins’ spot in the next stage of the FA Cup.

Robins' new boss takes pride from draw

Salisbury Journal:

1:41pm Friday 15th August 2014

NEW manager Colin Hopkins was left full of optimism after watching his Downton side grind out a valuable point on their return to Division One.

'It all went wrong' reflects Lakeman after opening day defeat

1:38pm Friday 15th August 2014

WITH a successful pre-season behind them, Laverstock and Ford looked to start launch their new campaign in similar fashion.

Bemerton's first win lands in seven goal thriller

Salisbury Journal:

1:27pm Friday 15th August 2014

BEMERTON Heath Harlequins collected their first three point haul of the season with an entertaining 4-3 victory over Christchurch at Western Way on Saturday.

Record win for leaders Amesbury

Salisbury Journal:

1:14pm Friday 15th August 2014

AMESBURY Town surged to the top of Wessex Division One on the opening day of the campaign after demolishing Team Solent 8-2 to claim their biggest ever away win.

Amesbury top of league

9:15am Thursday 14th August 2014

AMESBURY Town sit top of Wessex Division One after an opening day 8-2 victory against Southampton side Team Solent.

Seeking players for the new season

Salisbury Journal:

4:00pm Monday 4th August 2014

ALDERBURY FC are looking to extend their youth programme ahead of the new season.

Young Whites visit Wick Lane

5:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

MIKE Easterbrook’s Downton Reserves entertain Salisbury City’s under 18s tonight.

Makeover in place at Robins

Salisbury Journal:

8:00am Friday 18th July 2014

A RESTRUCTURE is being put into practice at Downton FC as they prepare for life in Wessex Division One, directed by a new management team.

Watch England at Harlequins

Salisbury Journal: Roy Hodgson

11:00am Saturday 14th June 2014

A HOG roast can be enjoyed at Bemerton Heath Harlequins today where they are showing all three World Cup games.

World Cup fiesta only weeks away

Salisbury Journal: Barry Webb

6:00am Thursday 12th June 2014

A WORLD Cup-themed tournament for young footballers is only weeks away.

Mixed ages can compete in Laverstock tournaments

11:00am Saturday 7th June 2014

FOOTBALL tournaments for children and veterans are taking place at Laverstock & Ford’s ground over June 28 and 29.

Softley "shocked" by sacking

Salisbury Journal: Softley left shocked by sacking

12:05pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

DEJECTED Jeff Softley says he was “shocked” after receiving the news in a 30-second phone call that he was sacked as Downton manager.

Chalk set for another season shift at Harlequins

Salisbury Journal: Ian Chalk

6:00pm Friday 9th May 2014

IAN Chalk will put his Wessex Premier nous to good use next season after committing to another term as Bemerton Heath Harlequins boss.

Ninth spot is testament to the players, says Lakeman

Salisbury Journal: Robbie Lakeman

8:25am Thursday 1st May 2014

ROBBIE Lakeman says he’s happy with Laverstock & Ford’s ninth place finish but is hoping to push further up the Wessex Division One table next season.

Cruise control from Bemerton in season closer

Salisbury Journal: "Strange" referee call leaves Chalk puzzled

8:22am Thursday 1st May 2014

BEMERTON Heath Harlequins’ storming end to the season finished with a clean sheet and goals from Jack Slade and Kane O’Keefe.

A point for Town at Pewsey Vale will cement ninth place

Salisbury Journal: A point for Town will cement ninth place

9:10am Thursday 24th April 2014

A HARD-fought point at Bonnymead Park all but cemented a ninth place finish for Amesbury Town.

Triple wins for Bemerton over fraught Robins

Salisbury Journal: Jack Slade

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THREE goals in the first half-an-hour saw Bemerton Heath Harlequins post an impressive 3-1 scoreline over relegation-wounded Downton for the third time.

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.






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