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25-May-09 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Season's End"
The end of a long season - have a good break, we'll be back next season starting with pre-season friendly fixtures. Keep an eye on this website for all news
9-May-09 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Thank You Judith"
The Club handed out the gongs at it's end of Season Presentation Evening at the Heathlands Hotel, Bournemouth. Club Secretary, Judith Fry who will shortly be standing down after 20 plus years outstanding service to the club receives a special award from David Leigh on behalf of everyone involved with Verwood Town
3-May-09 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Successful 4 Team Tournament"
A successful Lee Simmonds 4 Team Tournament was held on Sunday with all teams providing good entertaining football. A special thank you once again, to all those involved in organising the event and off field catering, and in helping everything run smoothly.
[Picture] Sam Lanahan about to pounce on a ball becoming loose to score for Verwood
25-Apr-09 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "No Helping Hand"
Despite twice hitting the woodwork, Verwood fail in their fightback attempt at East Cowes after conceding two early goals
[Picture] Josh Goncalves gets stuck into the action
25-Apr-09 Reserves strong to confirm place in top tier with 3-1 win over Ferndown in last game of the season
18-Apr-09 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "North End Nail it on Ninety"
A late goal provides Farnborough North End with a 1-0 victory in our penultimate game of the season. [Picture] Sam Lanahan on the attack for Verwood (18-Apr)
13-Apr-09 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Title Contenders Contained"
Glorious Easter Monday weather for Verwood to contain table toppers Totton & Eling to a 0-0 draw. A fair result on the play with few chances for either side.
[Picture] Close to the end of the game Luke Homer is brought down for a free kick (inside the area?)
11-Apr-09 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "No Easter Egg for Reserves"
Looking for a long while like it was to be a goalless game, it's Hamworthy Rec. who take the points with a 1-0 win at Potterne Park
4-Apr-09 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Close Encounters!"
Close and tight at Stockbridge - OG to the rescue as Verwood, despite having the majority of chances fail to convert against Stockbridge and fall 1-0 behind. Even closer to the finish, the day is saved by late own goal for a 1-1 draw
1-Apr-09 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Success against Shaftesbury"
Paul Arnold's first half power strike was enough to provide Verwood with a victory over Shaftesbury
28-Mar-09 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Hythe & Dibden Deja Vu"
Well, it wasn't wet and abandoned like the last time we tried, but the scoreline was still 3-1 to Hythe & Dibden! 1-1 at half time after a Matt Newbery equalizer, Hythe & Dibden take the lead from a penalty and score another shortly after
[Picture] Russell Dyer gaining the advantage from the air
24-Mar-09 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Luke joins leading scorers with two more at Amesbury"
A good all round performance secures a 3-0 victory in the midweek game at Amesbury Town.
Luke Homer's two first half goals see him join Verwood's leading scorers for the season so far. [Picture] Chris Lynch's header rebounds off the crossbar
21-Mar-09 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Crossbar denies Chris early goal, Fawley finally beaten by hotshot Homer"
A spring day, with goal chances at a premium for both teams finally broken by Luke Homer's fine angled shot. [Picture] Chris Lynch's header rebounds off the crossbar
14-Mar-09 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Pain for Verwood as US Portsmouth Pull Off Late Comeback"
It was Verwood's turn to suffer a late turnover today as US Portsmouth come back from 2-0 down to win 3-2. [Picture] Verwood Management say 'Oh Dear - what a pity!' (or words to that effect!)
10-Mar-09 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Late Penalty Delivers Double Over Downton"
Matt Newbery's second goal, late in the game from a penalty takes the points against local rivals Downton and delivers the double over them for this season
7-Mar-09 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Blackfield Blast 5"
Blackfield & Langley demonstrate why they are second in the League by scoring five goals, without reply, at Potterne
[Picture] Ben Giles kept busy in the Verwood defence
3-Mar-09 Torrential rain causes Downton postponement for a third time - Once again the weather played it's part causing a late cancellation at Downton. One day we'll get this match on!
28-Feb-09 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Lynch Leaps for Two"
Chris Lynch adds to his goal tally with 2 second half goals against Tadley Calleva. Verwood win 3-2, getting caught by late Tadley goals after taking their foot of the gas and coasting at 3-0
[Picture] Chris jumps to score his first, and Verwood's second
25-Feb-09 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Goalless but Good"
An entertaining game on Wednesday evening at Warminster with both sides pushing forward at every opportunity. Warminster left to rue their missed first half chances as Verwood up the pace during the second
21-Feb-09 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "On The Turn Of A Card"
A tight tussle with Farnborough NE whose persistent pressure finally won out against a 10 man Verwood. A fine free-kick took the lead for the visitors which was added to shortly after to take the three points back to Farnborough
19-Feb-09 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Super Six"
A super six goals from Verwood in a 6-1 away victory at Andover New Street with goals from Dyer, Reeves, Goodall(2), Chivers and Elysee. [Picture] Celebration after Charlie Elysee's goal.
14-Feb-09 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Dan's Dive Denies Ringwood"
Dan Fawcett saves Ringwood's second penalty of the second half to set up a Verwood recovery to level at 1-1
13-Feb-09 Fixture pile up!! Attempts to rescue the impending fixture headache after all the recent postponements. Rescheduled fixtures now issued including Warminster (away) on Wednesday 25th Feb, Downton (away) on Tuesday 3rd March plus other additions.
11-Feb-09 Postponed - The home fixture vs Shaftesbury on Wednesday evening 11th February. The result of the recent heavy rainfall on top of last weeks snow has rendered the pitch unsuitable
6-Feb-09 Headline Image Verwood Town Football Club End Of Season Presentation Evening - Saturday 9th May
Following last years very successful evening, we will once again be holding the event at the Heathlands Hotel in Bournemouth on Saturday May 9th. The price is £20 per head, which includes a 3 course set meal (vegetarian option available) and free entry to the £50 prize draw. The event will include the regular end of Season reviews, presentation of awards and and the new 2008/9 audio-visual presentation.

For further information contact Steve or Jan Yerby (01202 895735) or to book, please send requirements and full remittance to Steve Yerby, 33 Mountbatten Drive, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 9EL. (Please state if Vegetarian meal option is required at time of booking)
6-Feb-09 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Snow Chance"
This was the scene earlier in the week at Potterne Park, a day or so after the worst of the snow but still covered!
6-Feb-09 Postponed - both the Reserves fixture at home to Hamworthy Rec on 7th February and the First team away fixture at Warminster have been postponed
2-Feb-09 Postponed - After the Rain the Snow! - Match at Downton on Tuesday 3rd February postponed
31-Jan-09 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Lock, Stock and Two goals to one"
Stockbridge recover from an early strike to defeat Verwood 2-1 in the dying minutes at Potterne Park
29-Jan-09 After this Saturday's home fixture with Stockbridge, it's plenty of travel for the First team with 11 out of the 16 remaining games this season away from home.
23-Jan-09 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Potterne Pond"
Plenty of water outside Potterne Park on Friday afternoon - Saturday 24th January - Both Games Off
The first team game (away at US Portsmouth) postponed due to floodlight issues at the Victory Stadium. The Reserves fixture at Potterne postponed due to the recent heavy rainfall
17-Jan-09 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Portchester pulled back"
Verwood twice go behind but pull back to gain a 3-2 victory over AFC Portchester in a highly entertaining encounter. Two goals from Matt Newbery and one from Carl Chivers bring Verwood from behind to take the points
3-Jan-09 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Reserves brave freeze to win against Suttoners Civil"
No first team match today as Downton was frozen, the Potterne pitch had just enough sun to get the game played. Verwood win 1-0 through a first half goal.
29-Dec-08 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Happy New Year from Verwood Town FC"
A 1-1 draw in the festive friendly as the veterans hold the young guns - Match report and photos posted.
[Picture] Line up before the start of the game - Referee Cliff Platt, the Reserves XI and Vets XI assembled at a freezing Potterne Park.
27-Dec-08 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Tough for Totton but league leaders take the points"
Current league leaders Totton & Eling win out in a 2-1 victory at Potterne Park against a determined Verwood
[Picture] The ball's in there somewhere!
20-Dec-08 Monday 29th December - At 17.30 hours the young vets will take over the mantle of representing the quality side of the past in a football extravaganza. The odd ball will be the appearance of Adie Arnold. Anyway the ‘older vets’ will be judge and jury of the quality of the young pretenders with suitable comments being made in the Sporting Club after the game. It will cost a fiver each. We will be carefully vetting Steve Richards who Steve Tubbs reckons hasn't cut his toenails in three years to stop him getting to the bar to pay for a round.
Players from the second Team will be at the ground at 17:00 hrs, the Old Boys will start arriving the day before to get ready !
See you there???????????
20-Dec-08 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Make it a Double!"
Festive cheer as Verwood celebrate their first double of the season with a 4-0 victory over Fleet Spurs (having claimed a 2-1 victory at Fleet earlier in the Season).
[Picture] Dean Evans scoring with his first touch after coming on as substitute
6-Dec-08 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Whitch-hurts!"
Town take a painful 5-1 defeat at Whitchurch. Conceding two early second half goals made a difficult job nigh on impossible. Despite going 4-0 down, Verwood continue to battle, and with some fresh legs on a heavy pitch eventually begin to put some pressure on the home side.
[Picture] Adam Faulkner in the midfield mix
29-Nov-08 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Dan downed but Verwood up for victory over Downton"
Verwood score quickly after the second half restart and go on to take a 1-0 victory over neighbours Downton.
Contrary to normal practice, Verwood start brightly in the second half putting the pressure on Downton and scoring the only goal in a 1-0 victory. This ends a disappointing run of results and our first victory since the old King died.
[Picture] Dan Godall taking a tumble as Verwood launch forward again during the second half
22-Nov-08 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Aldermasters"
AFC Aldermaston are the latest visitors to collect 3 points from a visit to Potterne Park.
..shame we found the key for the floodlights :-) Oh well, a storm to be weathered!, lets hope for a brighter outlook soon
[Picture] Chris Lynch (Verwood) is kept busy in the centre of defence
15-Nov-08 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Slip Up At Shaftesbury"
Failure to convert chances whilst on top in the first half come back to haunt Verwood in the second as Shaftesbury go on to win 3-1
08-Nov-08 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Home and Away!"
A 1-1 away draw at AFC Portchester but played at Potterne Park. Confused!, A league ruling insisted that the game be played at Verwood due to floodlight issues at AFC Portchester
07-Nov-08 Headline Image New Stands up at Potterne - New seating and stands now in place at Potterne Park. As mentioned in a previous News item (25-Sep see below), the new facilities have now been put in place. These extend the previous facilities to provide more covered seating and standing.
05-Nov-08 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Feisty Fightback Just Fails to Deliver"
Trailing 0-3 at half-time, conceeding another goal in the second, and having the ball in the net twice only to be disallowed led us to believe it wasn't our night. However, the team failed to submit, and a barnstorming finish saw Verwood close the gap late to 3-4. If only for a few more minutes? [BR] [Picture] Steve Reeves (Verwood)
5-Nov-08 The Match against AFC Portchester this Saturday has been switched to Potterne Park. Statement from Sydenhams Football league (Wessex) official website reads as follows " AFC PORTCHESTER ORDERED TO PLAY HOME GAMES ON OPPONENT'S GROUND - The League has ordered AFC Portchester to play all its Division 1 games during November on their opponent's ground because of the failure to complete the installation of floodlights. The game next Saturday (8th) will consequently be played at Verwood with a 3 p.m. kick off."
01-Nov-08 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Bailed Out At Hythe & Dibden"
Match Abandoned during the second half as water levels rise and lakes fit for the Queen Mary 2 to sail up from Southampton Water begin to appear. Worsening rain from around midday finally wins out after brave performances from both sides in difficult conditions.
[Picture] Dan Goodall down the right in the the second half shortly before the game was abandoned.
25-Oct-08 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Turning Point?"
A point in the 1-1 draw against Petersfield halts a recent run of defeats. A late first half goal from Chris Lynch levels it and that's the way it stays with a fighting performance from the injury afflicted and much changed side.
[Picture] Charlie Elysee finishes the match with the armband - maintaining an unbeaten tenancy as Verwood Captain (the 118th player to take the armband this season!!) smiley
18-Oct-08 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Lynch Lifeline tarnished by 3-1 defeat at Tadley"
[Picture] Chris Lynch heads home at start of the second half to equalise Tadley's first half penalty. More injuries (Elysee and Arnold) force makeshift changes with Chris Lynch playing as striker and Chris Willis in the outfield. Tadley score two more in the second half to take victory.
16-Oct-08 33,333 Home Page hits - Today the counter clocked over to record 33,333 Home Page hits. Since revamping the web site in September 2007 that means we've been getting an average of around 360/week (over 50/day) hits on the site Home Page! (and that includes the period through the close season)
11-Oct-08 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Portsmouth Pile on the Agony ..and injuries add to the woe"
League leaders United Services Portsmouth come away with a 5-2 win at Potterne Park to maintain their unbeaten record. A 5 goal first half with Portsmouth taking an early lead before two goals from Dan Goodall saw Verwood back in front. Portsmouth then grabbed two before the break to go in 3-2 up. The lead was extended in the second half as injuries and a Verwood sending off began to take their toll.
[Picture] Verwood Taxi service carries it's fare (Pete King) to the dugout. Paul Arnold also had to come off through injury.
4-Oct-08 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "A Shuddering Holt !"
A 4-0 defeat signals Verwood's exit from the Dorset Senior Cup in the away fixture at a cold and wet Holt United
[Picture] Jon Homer in 'back to back' challenge
27-Sep-08 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Reserves in Cup Exit"
Reserves lose out in the cup encounter at Redlynch & Woodfalls. Despite pulling back to 2-3 close to the end, the Reserves bow out of the M. A. Hart Poole Bay at Redlynch and Woodfalls.
A Matt Newbery goal puts Verwood level immediately after going behind in the first half. Redlynch score again before the half closes and add another to go 3-1. A Chris Lynch goal in the last 10 provides hope and all out attack is ordered. However, it's Redlynch & Woodfalls who add another to kill the game.
25-Sep-08 Work to install new stands to begin soon. Shortly (and of course weather permitting!) work will start on the base's for the installation of two new stands at Potterne. These will compliment the existing structures providing an additional 50 seats and new spaces for wheelchair users. It has been made possible through a grant of £15,000 from the Veolia Environmental Trust awarded through the Landfill Communities fund, and from the club's own contribution. This will bring the club up to required Football Association standards and provide added cover and comfort for spectators. :-) Executive boxes and 5 star dining experience may follow
20-Sep-08 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Fade Out at Fawley"

Verwood go one up from new man Carl Chivers (pictured) and exert good early pressure. However, it's Fawley AFC who come out on top creating the majority of clear cut chances to finish 3-1 winners
13-Sep-08 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Sunk"

...or at least that's what we thought might have happened to East Cowes Victoria as their arrival is delayed, and we kick some one and a half hours late. As it turned out, it was Verwood who were shipwrecked losing 0-3 at home.
[Picture] Charlie Elysee tries an overhead as Verwood attempt to get back into the game
6-Sep-08 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "High Five at Petersfield"

An excellent 5-1 away victory at Petersfield Town sees Verwood move up the table
[Picture] Damon Cousins, scorer of Verwood's second goal wins the aerial challenge
3-Sep-08 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "How Did We Do That?"

A goal up in the first minute courtesy of a Dan Goodall - Warminster squander many good chances as Verwood are forced to defend for long periods, and 'ride their luck'. Verwood also create some chances but fail to extend the lead
[Picture] Pat Yerby homes in on the tackle again as Verwood hold out for a 1-0 victory.
30-Aug-08 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Four Four ... and could have been more!"

August 30th and Summer decides to make a guest appearance (for one day only probably). Verwood and Whitchurch make an appearance ...and serve up an hotly entertaining high score draw [Picture] Charlie Elysee attacks down the flank as Verwood strive to get level
26-Aug-08 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Deserved! - A Great Team Effort"

A visit to the Division 1 pacesetters Blackfield and Langley, who had a 5 win 100% record, and had scored 11 with only 1 against (and none against at home) so far this season. A changed side through injury pulls together to give an excellent team performance and earn a fully deserved 1-1 draw. [Picture] Martin Newbery about to take a throw watched on by Manager Adie Arnold (pensively over Martin's left shoulder), Assistant Manager Nigel Reeves (far left) and Physio Dan Eldridge (standing centre)
23-Aug-08 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "A Jekyll and Hythe Performance"

4-0 up in the first half but we're left biting our nails at the end. Well done though as Verwood win out 4-3 against Hythe and Dibden [Picture] Pete King celebrates after scoring with a header
22-Aug-08 Fixture Change - Away match at Blackfield & Langley moved from Bank Holiday Monday to Tuesday 26th August kick off 7:45pm
20-Aug-08 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Ringwood - Bitter for Verwood"

Verwood lose out to second half goals as visitors Ringwood Town take the honours in the first local derby of the season
19-Aug-08 This Wednesday, 20th August (Kick off 7:45), we welcome near neighbours Ringwood Town in a Wessex League Division One fixture. Ringwood are fresh from their success against Hallen in the FA Cup at the weekend and will be looking to get their league campaign going after defeats in their opening matches. It's the first time we've had this 'local derby' for a while, in recent season's Ringwood have been sampling life in the Wessex Premier Division.
17-Aug-08 Anorak Time - (and not just because of the wet weather we're having at the moment). The 0-0 against AFC Aldermaston got me thinking about how the leagues compare on the goalless game stakes. Well a quick analysis from last season of the leagues above us in our route up the football pyramid is shown below.
..so, you're three times more likely to see a 0-0 at the very top when compared to Wessex One !!
Premier 6.84%
Football League  - Championship 8.62%
Football League  -  One 7.0%
Football League  -  Two 5.75%
Football Conference - Premier 6.82%
Football Conference - South 7.92%
Southern - Premier 7.96%
Southern  - One South West 3.01%
Wessex Premier 5.14%
Wessex One 2.38%
16-Aug-08 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Goalless Game"

Last season it took until 29th December for our first Nil Nil !! This season one comes early with a 0-0 in our third league game of the season at AFC Aldermaston. [Picture] Luke Homer and Paul Arnold mingle with the Aldermaston Defence
12-Aug-08 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "In the Net !! - Super six point start"

Verwood gain a 2-1 away victory at Fleet Spurs to collect maximum points from the opening two fixtures of the season. Stark contrast to last season's opening !!
An early goal (7 minutes) from Liam Keighley put Verwood one up. This was equalised by Spurs leveled midway through the half but Keighley netted a second with a header after 39 minutes
11-Aug-08 Cup Draws - Dorset Senior Cup Round 1 : away vs Holt United. Wessex League Cup Round 1 : away vs Alresford Town dates/times to be confirmed
9-Aug-08 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Opening Day Win for Verwood"

Verwood get off to a good start in the League campaign with a 3-2 home win over Andover New Street played in wet conditions
5-Aug-08 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Final Friendly Victory sets up Saturday League opener"

Verwood score 3 without response from Blandford Utd to win their final pre-season friendly. The serious stuff now starts on Saturday with the League opener.
2-Aug-08 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Close attention"

Dan Goodall attempts to break the shackles of the Hamworthy United defence.
:-) Verwood, in determined mood to get all the defeats out of the way before the league season begins, lose 4-1 to the Wessex Premier league outfit
24-Jul-08 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Verwood lose out in Friendly"
Verwood lose out 2-4 to Wimborne Town in the 'home' Friendly played at Heathlands on Thursday
20-Jun-08 Club AGM is fixed for 2nd July 2008 (Wednesday) Kick off 7.30pm. Venue is the Sporting Club
20-Jun-08 Training starts Tuesday 1st July 2008. Meet at 19.00hrs. The second session for those still standing is Thursday 3rd July 2008 19.30hrs
7-Jun-08 Website changes - I have set the website up in preparation for next season. This introduces some 'drop down' menus for previous season information. I have tested it with a number of web browsers and all seems to work OK. However, if you do find any peculiarities on your setup, please let me know. - Webmaster
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