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.

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.








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