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.

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.








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