Tag: Dorchester Town

Reality Bites Revisited

We did the travails of Weymouth FC on here before, in January 2007. Things seem now to be going from bad to worse down in Dorset, with the latest rumours involving a merger with their nearest and bitterest rivals, Dorchester Town of the Blue Square South. Since January 2007, times have been tough for Weymouth Football Club. Chairman Martyn Harrison, a hotelier who had pushed the club’s wage bill up to £20,000 per week, resigned, having put the entire first team squad up for sale. That the club managed to avoid entering into adminsitration was little short of miraculous. Under new owner, Mel Bush, the club promised a period of more sensible spending, but debts have continued to grow. Having avoided the drop during the 2006/07 season, the club’s aim was for stability last season. They couldn’t have done much worse job in that respect. Bush lasted just months as chairman before handing over the reins to property developer Malcolm Curtis, and the club spent much of the season looking nervously over its shoulder at the relegation places before finishing in eighteenth place in the Blue Square Premier. This season has seen the team performing reasonably well, and they are currently reasonably safe in mid-table. Off the pitch, however, the club appears to be descending into civil war yet again, leaving the neutral observer to wonder whether they are...

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Lewes 2-0 Dorchester Town

There’s something not quite right about going to the football on your own, but it was a late decision to visit The Dripping Pan on Saturday afternoon. As things stand, though, it’s too good an offer to turn up. A nervy midweek 1-0 win against Fisher Athletic has pushed Lewes to within touching distance of a place in the Conference, and the good news was doubled by the confirmation received last week that their home ground had reached the required grading for Conference football. They need just one more win from their three remaining Conference South matches to win the title and even if they don’t manage that, Eastbourne Borough need to win their two remaining matches. The match also has a double significance – a defeat would relegate Dorchester Town into the Southern League. This season has been an unmitigated disaster for Dorchester, who started the season as one of the favourites for the championship, but face relegation to the Southern League if they lose today. There have been some concerns that the might not even take place. In Brighton, at least, it has been raining solidly all morning, and the forecast is for it to continue all day. Thank God, then, for the internet. A quick look at the Lewes supporters messageboard confirms that one of their supporters has received a telephone call from the club, confirming...

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