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Bournemouth Sports v Wimborne Town Reserves FC.

Dorset Premier League Cup. 28.10.23

Wimborne Town progressed through to the semi final of the Dorset league cup with a comprehensive victory against Bournemouth Sports on a very wet afternoon at Chapel Gate.

The visitors fielding first team players Scott Arnold, Harry Morgan & Jamie Johnston enjoyed the lions share of possession during the game although their spirited hosts also had decent periods throughout the game and created chances.

The visitors scored twice inside the opening 25 minutes of the game with some crisp finishing following good movement off the ball before Sam Darlow headed home from a set play just before half time. HT 1-2

The second half saw the hosts start brightly as they looked to push on for an equaliser, but were hit on the break as Wimborne added a 3rd. Enthusiastic Bournemouth Sports with a positive approach found themselves back in the game when a great cross from Jack Voisey was controlled well inside the box and finished off by Sam Darlow grabbing his second goal of the game. 

Wimborne seemed to find another level in the last 20 minutes as they punished loss of possession and some errors by the hosts to hit three more goals in the latter stages of the game too run out worthy winners 6-2 in the end. 

Bournemouth Sports – Tom Straetmans, Jake Perch, Tom White, Eddie Myers, Matt Ellis, Matt Gane, Jamie Trimble, Gabriel Spennato, Madison Wilkin, Jack Voisey, Sam Darlow

Subs – Karol Borowski for Gabriel Spennato, James Bergin for Sam Darlow, Cameron Shaw for Tom White (65 mins) Jai Crowther for Madison Wilkin (70 mins) 

Photo – Gabriel Spennato 

Bournemouth Sports FC v Dorchester Sports FC

21.10.2023 Chapel Gate.

Bournemouth Sports yet again scored late on too salvage a point from a somewhat feisty game. 

The game was very open throughout with both sides creating plenty of chances. For the hosts striker Madison Wilkin almost scored in the first minute, but was denied by Dorchester Goalkeeper Nick Hutchings. Sam Darlow and James Bergin also went close in the first half as well.

Dorchester broke the deadlock in the 29th minute with a counter attacking goal following a Bournemouth Sports corner at the other end. Moreover the visitors went further ahead in the 36th minute when a cross evaded the Hosts backline to pick out an unmarked player in the box to finish off from close range. 

The hosts grabbed a lifeline just before half time when Jamie Trimble was bundled over in the box following a corner resulting in a penalty which Sam Darlow calmly converted.  HT 1-2

Into the second half and it remained an open game with the hosts Bournemouth Sports having the majority of possession and creating a number of chances. Dorchester only really threatened occasionally on the break. 

With the game seeming to be beyond reach striker Sam Darlow finished superbly inside the box in the 96th minute following a cross from Karol Borowski to earn the hosts a well deserved point. 

Bournemouth Sports – Tom Straetmans, Jake Perch, Evan Crang, Eddie Myers, Matt Ellis, Matt Gane, Jamie Trimble, Karol Borowski, Madison Wilkin, James Bergin, Sam Darlow

Substitution – Jai Crowther for James Bergin (75)

Image: Sam Darlow

Bournemouth Sports v Hamworthy United

14.10.23 Chapel Gate.

Bournemouth Sports staged a sensational comeback, Trailing at 2-0 with just 10 minutes plus added time remaining they ran out 3-2 winners on a warm autumn afternoon at Chapel Gate in front of a decent sized crowd. 

The game itself was very open, both sides having decent chances with both Goalkeepers thwarting any real danger. For the hosts Jamie Trimble saw a header come off the bar, Sam Darlow went close on a couple of occasions whilst at the other end the Hammers saw an effort come off the woodwork.

The visitors went ahead just before half time capitalising on some hesitation in the Sports defence to take the lead and go in 1-0 ahead at half time.

Into the second half and it was more of the same, a very open game with both sides looking to press on. The Hammers went further ahead in the 64th minute again punishing an error made by the hosts. 

With just 10 minutes remaining Sports went into overdrive, First up full back Matt Ellis was picked out with a great pass from Gabriel Spennato and cut inside the box to fire home to give the hosts some hope.

Four minutes later Sports were level when Jack Voisey converted from the penalty spot. Central defender Cameron Shaw gave his side the lead in the 88th minute rising above Hammers goalkeeper Jacob Deaken from a set piece delivery, his header came off the woodwork and back for Shaw to convert from close range giving Sports all 3 points.

That’s four consecutive wins now for the men from Chapel Gate as they seem to be getting their season back on track following a somewhat indifferent start.

Sports – Joel Hirdle, Jake Perch, Cameron Shaw, Eddie Myers, Matt Ellis, Gabriel Spennato, Jamie Trimble, Matt Gane, Madison Wilkin, Jack Voisey, Sam Darlow

Subs – James Bergin for Sam Darlow (55), William Tuffill for Jamie Trimble (80), Jai Crowther for Jake Perch (85), Jack Jones for Eddie Myers (89) 

Bournemouth Sports FC v Sherborne Town Reserves

07.10.23. Chapel Gate. The Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance trophy.

Bournemouth Sports powered their way into the next round of the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance trophy win a 5-1 win against Sherborne Town Reserves in the warm autumn sunshine at Chapel Gate.

As was evident when the two sides met in the league last weekend it was the visitors who started brightly and asking a lot of questions from set plays with their direct approach. Sports took the lead from their first attack and against the run of play when Striker Sam Darlow converted from close range following a good run and cross by winger James Bergin. 

The hosts struggled to find any momentum after going ahead and Sherborne had more of the ball and were causing Sports all sorts of problems with there direct approach. HT 1-0

Sports seemed to go through the gears in the second half with Gabriel Spennato scoring from a direct free kick in the 47th minute which deceived Zebra’s Goalkeeper Ryan Knibbs at his near post. 

Enter Jack Voisey, The prolific Sports Marksman then hit a second half hat-trick with some master class finishing in the 56th, 60th and 77th minute to round off a great second half performance by the Hosts. The men from Sherborne grabbed a consolation goal in the 68th minute, but it’s Bournemouth Sports from Chapel gate that now face Hamworthy United Reserves in the next round. 

Sports – Tom Straetmans, Jake Perch, Ash Nippard, Cameron Shaw, Eddie Myers, Gabriel Spennato, Jamie Trimble, William Tuffill, Jack Voisey, Sam Darlow, James Bergin

Substitutions – Matt Ellis for Ash Nippard (50), Madison Wilkin for James Bergin (55) 

MOTM – Jack Voisey

Image. Sam Darlow slotting home the first goal.

Bournemouth Sports FC v Swanage Town & Herston FC.

23.09.23 DPL LEAGUE CUP.

Bournemouth Sports powered their way into the next round of the DPL League Cup hitting the Swans from Swanage for six in the process.

The Swans however took the lead against the run of play in the 20th minute WITH a great strike by Striker Cody Moore from outside the area into the top corner giving Sports debutant Goalkeeper Joel Hirdle no chance. 

The men from Chapel Gate responded positively when just four minutes later a cross from winger James Bergin was headed onto the post by midfielder Jamie Trimble for Striker Jack Voisey to follow up and convert from close range. That man Trimble was upended in the box by Swans Goalkeeper Taylor Hibbs in the 35th minute, but striker Voisey saw his spot kick go wide of the post. 

Sports would soon make amends and found themselves ahead when Jamie Trimble powered home a header from a James Bergin corner in the 38th minute, before going 3-1 ahead two minutes later from another corner this time taken by Gabriel Spennato and that man Trimble got the connection which was parried by Hibbs for James Bergin to finish off inside the area. 3-1 HT

The hosts now full of confidence saw themselves go 4-1 ahead in the 52nd minute when a cross into the box from Jack Voisey found Matt Gane unmarked and he converted from close range. Sports increased their lead on 63 minutes when yet again Jamie Trimble headed home another corner from James Bergin. 

Into the final sages of the game and the Swans pulled another goal back in the 86th minute when Ocean Smith converted from close range, before substitute striker Sam Darlow scored for the hosts in the last minute from inside the area following a good run and pass by fellow substitute Will Tuffill. FT 6-2 

Sports – Joel Hirdle, Jake Perch, Ash Nippard, Chris Houlihan, Evan Crang, Gabriel Spennato, Jamie Trimble, Matt Gane, Jai Crowther, James Bergin, Jack Voisey 

Subs – Karol Borowski for Jai Crowther 65, Will Tuffill for Ash Nippard 65, Sam Darlow for James Bergin 75, Tony Voisey for Gabriel Spennato 75.

MOM – Jamie Trimble 

Balti Sports v Bournemouth Sports FC.

09.09.23 KO 3.00pm. Cranford Avenue, Weymouth.

A hard fought game saw both sides share a point on a tropical afternoon in Weymouth. 

The visitors from Bournemouth started brightly enjoying the majority of possession and took the lead in the 11th minute when striker Madison Wilkin raced onto an excellent pass from Sports playmaker Gabriel Spennato to finish superbly in the top corner. 

Following a short water break which seemed to affect the visitors who lost momentum and after the restart indeed found themselves pegged back on level terms when Balti equalised within 2 minutes. Moreover Balti went ahead soon afterwards with a header from a free kick which was ruled out by the referee. HT 1-1

Into the second half and the visitors went ahead in the 47th minute again through that man Wilkin. Following some excellent build up play featuring Matt Game and Gabriel Spennato who’s excellent pass split the Balti defence apart for the pacey Matt Ellis to race onto the ball and square it inside the box for Madison Wilkin to finish off. 

Balti,to their credit, kept coming back and had to wait for there equaliser on 75 minutes as Sports failed to clear a corner the ball was crossed back into the box for the tall central defender to head back across goal for a player to finish off from close range. 

As the game entered the latter stages it was the visitors from Bournemouth who finished stronger with a series of attacks coming down their right hand side with substitute Will Tuffill looking lively. Indeed Sports almost won it at the death when substitute Jai Crowther turned superbly inside the box and saw his shot cannon off the post and out for a goal kick. 

A draw on reflection was a fair result for both sides who had participated in a highly entertaining game. 

Sports – Monty Eldridge, Jake Perch, Chris Houlihan, Cameron Shaw, Jack Hepburn, Gabriel Spennato, Jamie Trimble, Matt Gane, Matt Ellis, James Bergin, Madison Wilkin

Subs – Tony Voisey for Madison Wilkin 60 mins, Jai Crowther for Matt Ellis 70 mins, Will Tuffill for Jake Perch 82 minutes 

Bournemouth Sports v Shaftesbury Town Reserves.

Sat 2nd September 2023

Five star Bournemouth Sports recorded their first home win of the season in style as they look to get their season back on track following a somewhat indifferent start.

The first half saw the hosts dominate in terms of possession with Sports Keeper Monty Eldridge rarely threatened. Sports took the lead midway through the half when a James Bergin cross was finished off from close range by Sports striker Madison Wilkin. 

The hosts then doubled their lead just before half time when a free kick deep inside their own half by Cameron Shaw was helped on by Striker Jack Voisey for James Bergin to score his 9th goal on the season keeping him in pole position as the DPL leading scorer to date. HT 2-0.

Into the second half and once again Sports enjoyed the majority of possession and were oozing with confidence on the ball. However they had to wait until the midway point in the half to make it 3-0 when Jack Voisey followed up a good shot from Gabriel Spennato which Shaftesbury Keeper Harry Foden could only parry into his path.

Indeed Spennato would also create Sports 4th goal of the afternoon with a perfectly weighted cross into the box which midfielder Karol Borowkski controlled superbly and finished in style. The hosts weren’t finished yet as Substitute Striker Sam Darlow scored a great individual strike inside the box following good work and run by fellow substitute Will Tuffill. FT 5-0

The win and performance mirrored what the Hosts have been accustomed too during the past two campaigns and should now give them a platform to build on and climb the table.

Sports – Monty Eldridge, Jake Perch, Chris Houlihan, Cameron Shaw, Matt Ellis, Gabriel Spennato, Karol Borowski, Jamie Trimble, Madison Wilkin, James Bergin, Jack Voisey

Subs – Jack Hepburn for Jake Perch (60), Jai Crowther for James Bergin (65), Will Tuffill for Matt Ellis (75), Sam Darlow for Madison Wilkin (80) 

Bournemouth Sports FC v Blandford United

26.08.23 KO 3.00pm

A highly entertaining game at Chapel Gate saw the visitors Blandford from North Dorset come away with all 3 points. Chances were few and far between in the opening exchanges before Blandford striker Mark Ford volleyed superbly into the roof of the Sports net from a ring wing cross on 15 minutes. 

Sports responded well and had a lot of possession and in the 28th minute winger Karol Borowski capitalised on a mix up in the Blandford defence to score from 25 yards out. The half then filtered out with no clear cut chances for either team. HT 1-1

The second half was a somewhat lively encounter with the pace and tempo of the game picking up. Indeed the hosts almost went ahead, but a superb save from Sports Keeper Jem James kept them at bay. James had to be alert moments later to tip over a powerful shot as well. 

Blandford finally made the breakthrough on 72 minutes when again James made a good save from a shot inside the box from close range only for Blandford winger George Coleman to score from the rebound. 

Sports responded well and on 80 minutes were awarded a penalty as the lively Madison Wilkin was upended in the box, but saw his spot kick fly over the bar. The game was very open at this stage and Blandford put the game to bed in the 89th minute when the pacey Reuben Stanley raced clear of the Sports defence and took his goal very well. FT 1-3

Bournemouth Sports – Jeremy James, Chris Houlihan, Callum Dickenson, Cameron Shaw, Tom White, Ash Nippard, Will Tuffill, Gabriel Spennato, Karol Borowski, James Bergin, Madison Wilkin 

Subs Jai Crowther for Ash Nippard 65, Jack Jones for James Bergin 80.

Bournemouth Sports FC v Portland United Reserves.

19.08.23. 3pm KO

Bournemouth Sports gained their first point of the season against a well organised and energetic Portland side.

The hosts with the lion’s share of possession in the first half found it difficult to breakdown a stubborn Portland defence and had to wait until the 28th minute for a bit of magic from James Bergin. Winger “Bergs” scored a great left foot free kick from 20 yards out that beat Portland Keeper Sam Moggeridge to put the hosts ahead. 

Sports went close on several other occasions during the first half whilst the visitors rarely threatened. HT 1-0

It was a certainly a game of two halves as the visitors from Portland grew into the game and equalised on the break on 65 minutes with a good run and solo effort from their player. As the game opened up, Sports began to tire and had to rely on Goalkeeper Marc Davies to pull off a number of fine saves in one on one situations to keep the visitors at bay. 

Davies unfortunately had to leave the field several minutes from the end due to injuring his foot in another one on one dual which he won, but ended up getting hurt in the process. 

The hosts from Chapel Gate, who are in a period of transition this season following some departures of experienced players and the arrival of new younger ones, were pleased to come away with something out of this game.

Bournemouth Sports – Marc Davies, Jake Perch, Cameron Shaw, Tom White, Jack Hepburn, Jai Crowther, Ash Nippard, Karol Borowski, Josh Moody, James Bergin, Jack Voisey

Subs – Gabriel Spennato for Jack Hepburn 55, Sam Darlow for Jai Crowther 65 mins, Shea Woodsford for Marc Davies 87 mins.

MOM – Marc Davies

Match Report – Bournemouth Sports FC v Holt United

16.08.23 KO 6.30 pm

A highly entertaining game at Chapel Gate saw last seasons league champions Holt snatch a last gasp winner against a very enthusiastic Bournemouth Sports side and as such extending there unbeaten run to 26 league games. 

It was the hosts that made a bright start with Josh Moody almost scoring in the opening seconds, but his effort was pushed over by Holt Keeper Lucas Goad. However the hosts did take the lead in the 7th minute through winger James Bergin scoring with a left foot shot from outside the box.

Sports on the front foot had the majority of possession and could have been out of sight had the finishing been a bit more clinical, but did eventually double their lead in the 37th minute through striker Jack Voisey. Holt managed to pull one back just before half time when their striker scored with a powerful shot from inside the area. HT 2-1

The visitors Holt started the second half very well and levelled in the 49th minute when a player fired through a crowd of players from the edge of the area following a corner. Moreover, Holt extended their lead on 59 minutes when a player saw his shot beat Sports Goalkeeper Marc Davies just inside his near post. 

Bournemouth Sports rallied and responded well and were back on level terms on 75 minutes when Jack Voisey finished well inside the box following a corner, but it was the champions Holt who snatched victory from the jaws of defeat scoring in the last minute with a header from a corner to take all 3 points leaving the hosts shocked as they felt they deserved at least a point from the game. 

Bournemouth Sports – Marc Davies, Jake Perch, Chris Houlihan, Tom White, Jack Hepburn, Karol Borowski, Ash Nippard, Jamie Trimble, Josh Moody, James Bergin, Jack Voisey (c)

Subs – Jai Crowther for James Bergin 65, Cameron Shaw for Chris Houlihan 80, Will Tuffill for Josh Moody 80 & Tony Voisey for Karol Borowski 85.