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SAILING: Four lead for Britain in Hyeres

8:45am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Dorset Echo: POLE POSITION: Charlotte Dobson

BRITISH sailors made the most of a second day of perfect World Cup racing conditions in Hyeres, with four British boats at the top of the class standings at the end of the two-day qualifying series.

TERRAS: Swansong for McConnell

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Dorset Echo: HANGING UP HIS BOOTS: Barry McConnell

BARRY McConnell has announced that he will be hanging up his boots in the semi-pro ranks after Weymouth’s final game of the season against Chesham United.

FOOTBALL: Bailey backs Blues to deliver the title

5:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Dorset Echo: MISSES OUT: Adam Linaker has work commitments

BLUES’ manager Gary Bailey is backing his squad to kick on and deliver the Dorset Premier League crown, as their push for the title continues away at Sher-borne Town Reserves this evening (7.30pm).

TERRAS: Matthews demands troops must step it up

5:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Dorset Echo: WARNING ISSUED: Terras' boss Jason Matthews in action against Truro City

A FRUSTRATED Jason Matthews slammed down a warning to his current Terras’ squad to step up or step out, after they crumbled to a heavy home loss against Truro City.

MAGPIES: Simkin claims Dorchester deserved more

6:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Dorset Echo: PLEASED: Phil Simkin

MAGPIES’ boss Phil Simkin may not have got the win he was hoping for yesterday, but he was still proud of the way his players performed in front of their fans at home for the final time this season.

MAGPIES: Treble trophy joy for Walker-Harris

7:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Dorset Echo: Dorset Echo Player of the Year: Alan Walker-Harris, right, collects his award from reporter David Williams

ALAN Walker-Harris and Jake Smeeton were the big winners at Dorchester Town end-of-season awards presentation.

BOWLS: Atherley Trophy torment for Dorset

7:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Dorset Echo: RUNNERS-UP: President Isabelle Addison and the Dorset Atherley squad pictured with their trophy

AFTER a string of victories over the past two years, Dorset eventually lost an Atherley Trophy game – at the all-important stage of a final – when defending their national title.

HOCKEY Smash hit at Weymouth Easter festival

7:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Dorset Echo: BAREFOOT BRAVADO: Weymouth on the front foot

WEYMOUTH Hockey Club’s annual Easter festival was once again a smash hit, with more than 30 teams flocking to Redlands to participate in the event over the weekend.

NETBALL: Weymouth urged to get back on court

4:55pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Dorset Echo: COACH: Juliette Frampton

AN exciting England Netball opportunity has arrived on the courts of Weymouth, with the launch of the Back to Netball initiative.

FOOTBALL: Magpies and Terras live match updates

2:29pm Monday 21st April 2014

Dorset Echo: Magpies and Terras Matchday Live

The Magpies and Terras play their last home fixtures of the season today, against Gosport and Truro respectively (3pm). Live updates here.

UPDATE WITH VIDEO: TERRAS: Weymouth punished by hungry Tigers

6:30pm Monday 21st April 2014

Dorset Echo: TWO GOALS; Stewart Yetton, right, with Adam Kelly

WEYMOUTH'S final home game of the season petered out with a whimper, as a weak second-half showing proved the Terras’ downfall against Truro City.

(UPDATED WITH VIDEO) MAGPIES: Chamberlain breaks duck as Dorchester bag point

6:25pm Monday 21st April 2014

Dorset Echo: DUCK BROKEN: Elliott Chamberlain is congratulated after scoring

ELLIOTT Chamberlain finally found the net for the Magpies as the hosts claimed a hard-earned point from their last home game of the season at the Avenue today.

MAGPIES: Phil’s priority is more firepower

5:00am Monday 21st April 2014

Dorset Echo: STRIKER SEARCH: Phil Simkin

GOAL-SHY Dorchester Town left their shooting boots at home again on Saturday, but boss Phil Simkin is confident that drawing blanks will be less of a problem for his team next season.

SAILING: Strong start from Fletcher and Sign

7:58pm Monday 21st April 2014

Dorset Echo: GOOD FIRST DAY: Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign

DEFENDING champions Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign made their podium intentions clear on a fantastic first day of racing at the ISAF Sailing World Cup event in Hyeres today.

FOOTBALL: Late rally helps Portland back to the summit

7:56pm Monday 21st April 2014

Dorset Echo: LEVELLER: Ryan McKechnie

A LAST-GASP leveller meant Portland United returned to the top of the Dorset Premier League, as they shared the spoils with nine-man Tintinhull United.

SWIMMING: Young Tornadoes sprint to success

7:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

Dorset Echo: SELECTION GALA: Swimmers at the internal club gala for Tornadoes of South Dorset

AFTER the three weekends of County Championships, the focus for Tornadoes of South Dorset shifted to the younger swimmers in the club.

FOOTBALL: Senior's delight after Gills sunk

7:54pm Monday 21st April 2014

Dorset Echo: GAVE BEES THE LEAD: Gary Bulman, right

GOALS from Gary Bulman and Dan Wise helped the Bees clinch a superb victory away at third-placed Gillingham Town.

YOUTH: Hosts Leweston take top honours in biathle relays

5:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

Dorset Echo: HOME TEAM: The Leweston School senior squads show off their medals

THE ninth Dorset and Open Schools’ Biathle Relay competition took place at Leweston School in Sherborne, and it was the hosts who finished first in the overall team event with 50 points.

YOUTH: Katie and San Rubiosa seal festival triumph

5:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

Dorset Echo: DRESS TO IMPRESS: Katie Hills on board San Rubiosa in Gloucestershire

DORCHESTER teenager Katie Hills demonstrated her dressage prowess with victory at the Petplan Equine Area Festival Finals.

AFLOAT: Lucas and Pascoe go in search of World Cup glory

7:00am Monday 21st April 2014

Dorset Echo: GOLDEN GIRL: Megan Pascoe

HELENA Lucas and Portland’s Megan Pascoe will both be aiming for their second ISAF Sailing World Cup victories of 2014 this week when they take to the waters of Hyeres, France in the 2.4mR class.

TERRAS: Tully test for Weymouth

6:00am Monday 21st April 2014

Dorset Echo: REUNION: Steve Tully

TERRAS’ player-manager Jason Matthews welcomes back an old friend as former Weymouth defender Steve Tully brings Truro City to the Bob Lucas Stadium this afternoon (3pm).

FOOTBALL: Blues suffer hiccup in title push

6:10pm Sunday 20th April 2014

Dorset Echo: ISLAND BATTLE: Portland’s Ed Bastic

THE destiny of the Dorset Premier League title remains in the hands of Portland United despite Saturday’s defeat by Wareham Rangers.

TERRAS: Reserves not title contenders, insists Richmond

6:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

Dorset Echo: CLASSY CARL: Carl McClements is mobbed by his team-mates after scoring

JAKE Richmond ruled Weymouth Reserves out of the Dorset Premier League title picture, even though his side returned to the top of the pile following their 5-0 thumping of Blandford United.

FOOTBALL: Magpies and Terras match updates

1:59pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Dorset Echo: FOOTBALL: Terras live match updates

Weymouth travel to Redditch United, while Dorchester are away at Whitehawk

UPDATE: MAGPIES: Whitehawk add to Magpies' misery

6:10pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Dorset Echo: RALLY CALL: Keeper Alan Walker-Harris

RELEGATED Dorchester made fellow strugglers Whitehawk sweat in a tense affair on the South Coast.

UPDATE: TERRAS: Clinical display sees Weymouth hit Redditch for four

5:55pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Dorset Echo: TERRAS’ JOY: Weymouth celebrate at Redditch

WEYMOUTH ripped up the Southern Premier League formbook and threw it away on Saturday, as they outclassed Redditch and produced a scintillating four-goal show.

CRICKET: Park claims Dorset places are still up for grabs

6:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Dorset Echo: SKIPPER: Chris Park in action against Hampshire Seconds

CHRIS Park claimed places are still available in his eventual starting XI, as Dorset make two changes to their squad to take on Wiltshire in a pre-season contest at South Wilts CC on Easter Monday (11am).

MAGPIES: Loyal Gleeson ready for next season

5:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

Dorset Echo: SHOULDER INJURY: Jamie Gleeson

WALKING away from Dorchester Town this summer simply wasn’t an option for long-serving midfielder Jamie Gleeson.

MAGPIES: Simkin hails 'brave' people who took on club

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Dorset Echo: PRAISE: Phil Simkin has shown his appreciation for the people who have helped keep the Magpies running this season

PHIL Simkin has hailed the efforts of the “brave” people running Dorchester Town, who he reckons gave the club a future when it didn’t have one.

TERRAS: Matthews hopes for an Easter present

5:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Dorset Echo: FITNESS TEST: Jacob Jagger-Cane

WEYMOUTH player-manager Jason Matthews has urged his Terras’ squad to show more desire as he targets an unbeaten Easter weekend.

BEES: Senior's men are not Street-wise

6:55pm Friday 18th April 2014

Dorset Echo: BEATEN THREE TIMES: Keeper Sam Filkins

GOOD Friday turned sour for Trevor Senior’s Bridport, as they were convincingly beaten by Street at St Mary’s Field.

FOOTBALL: Blues look to extend lead at the top

6:30am Friday 18th April 2014

Dorset Echo: RETURN: Ed Bastic

TABLE-TOPPERS Portland United will be looking to extend their lead at the summit of the Dorset Premier league this weekend as they entertain Wareham Rangers tomorrow (3pm).

BEES: Bridport missing Dovell for Street test

6:20am Friday 18th April 2014

Dorset Echo: UPS AND DOWNS: Ryan Dovell

BRIDPORT will again be without striker Ryan Dovell when they take on Street at St Mary’s Field today (3pm).

MAGPIES: Chairman eyes quick return to Conference South

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Dorset Echo: REMAINING POSITIVE: Neal Butterworth

HOWEVER painful and frustrating this season has been, Dorchester Town chairman Neal Butterworth is confident the club now has the opportunity to build for a successful future.

AFLOAT: Castle Cove duo fly in Spitfire at Youth Championships

8:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Dorset Echo: CHALLENGING: The 29er fleet at the Youth Championships

THIS week the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy has been playing host to some of the top British youth sailing talent.

AFLOAT: Mason prepares for Solitaire du Figaro

7:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Dorset Echo: IN FORMATION: Figaros in Plymouth

OFFSHORE competitor Rich Mason has arrived in Plymouth along with the 11 other Artemis Academy “rookies.”

HOCKEY: Pushback for Weymouth's Easter festival

5:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Dorset Echo: FESTIVAL FUN: The action begins tomorrow at Redlands

WEYMOUTH Hockey Club are gearing up for their annual Easter Hockey Festival at Redlands, starting tomorrrow.

MAGPIES: Simkin proud of players despite relegation

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Dorset Echo: DUMBFOUNDED: Phil Simkin

LESS than a year after a record-breaking league season, the Magpies last night lost their status as a Confer-ence South club – but boss Phil Simkin insists his players have not failed anyone.

TERRAS: Matthews blasts wasteful show

5:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Dorset Echo: MIDFIELD ROLE: Jamie Richards, right

JASON Matthews labelled Weymouth’s wasteful 1-0 home defeat to Banbury as “terrible” as his side spurned countless opportunities to find the net against the Puritans last night.

COMMENT: MAGPIES: Safeguarding club has to be the priority

8:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Dorset Echo: BIG LOSS: Striker Ben Watson was among a number of high-profile players who left the club this

RELEGATION is always one of the hardest things to accept as a football fan.

FOOTBALL: Mutch keeps Portland on title track

6:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Dorset Echo: MATCHWINNER: Portland’s Carl Mutch, right

CARL Mutch’s header on 15 minutes sent Portland United to the top of the Dorset Premier League at the expense of their visitors.

ANGLING: Trophy glory for international ace Connor

6:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Dorset Echo: TROPHY WINNER: Connor Hallett receives the Fred Tolley Memorial Trophy

CONNOR Hallett was top of the class in the first match of the juniors’ Saturday League season, clinching the Fred Tolley Memorial Trophy on the East Pier at West Bay.

FOOTBALL: Zima's red card ends Aura's cup bid

6:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Dorset Echo: FIRST TO THE BALL: Sailors Return’s Andy Dixon beats the Dolphin’s Charlie Kenderdine

TEN-MAN Aura missed out on becoming the first winners of the Dorset Sunday Intermediate Cup following a 3-1 defeat to Pilot FC in the final at the County Ground in Hamworthy.

FOOTBALL: Bridport bag a double as 10-man Radstock sunk

6:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Dorset Echo: FOUND THE NET: Dan Wise

BRIDPORT eased their way to a comfortable victory against 10-man Radstock Town to make it three wins from their last five league outings.

FOOTBALL: Chickerell back to their best

6:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Dorset Echo: LONG BALL: Liam Coles

CHICKERELL UNITED 5 OKEFORD UNITED 1

TERRAS: New deal for Kelly

4:33pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Dorset Echo: CONTRACT: Adam Kelly

TERRAS’ midfielder Adam Kelly has signed a new deal with the club which will keep him at Bob Lucas Stadium next season.

FOOTBALL: Magpies and Terras live updates

7:02pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Dorset Echo: FOOTBALL: Terras live match updates

Weymouth are at home against Banbury United, while Dorchester host Hayes & Yeading at the Avenue.

(UPDATED WITH VIDEO) MAGPIES: Avenue agony as Dorchester relegated

10:38pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Dorset Echo: GROUNDED: Charlie Lossaso

DORCHESTER Town face life in the Southern League Premier Division next season after tonight’s defeat to Hayes & Yeading ended their hopes of escaping from the Skrill South relegation zone.

MAGPIES: Another win or bust for Dorchester

6:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Dorset Echo: CAPTAIN MARVEL: Mark Jermyn heads the winner against Farnborough on Saturday

IT’S win or bust again for the Magpies tonight as Phil Simkin’s troops attempt to keep their survival hopes alive for a few more days.

TERRAS: Matthews adapting to being boss

5:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Dorset Echo: MAKING AN EXIT: Ben Joyce

WEYMOUTH manager Jason Matt-hews reflected on his spell as the Terras’ boss to date as his side host Banbury United at the Bob Lucas Stadium this evening (7.45pm).

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