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23-May-12 Champions Take a BreakHomepage Headline - "Champions Take a Break" Well, not much of one really as there are plenty of activities being carried out during the close season and we have the League and Club AGM's still to come. We'll continue to keep you posted of any developments and of pre-season schedules through this website
12-May-12 Verwood Town FC Presentation NightHomepage Headline - "Verwood Town FC Presentation Night" Our Presentation Night was held on Saturday 12th May at Centre Stage, Bournemouth. 80 guests comprising players, sponsors, supporters and committee were treated to our now traditional mixture of presentations, tributes and this years Audio-Visual Film presentation. Our First Team Players were also awarded their League Championship medals.
30-Apr-12 Verwood Town are looking to bolster their management and support team in preparation for next season's Premier Division campaign. The club are seeking the services of a coach (or player/coach) with Southern/ Wessex League or equivalent experience. The club are also seeking a Physio for match day assistance and support to the management team. Anyone interested in these positions should contact Team Manager Adi Arnold in the first instance 07973 957708
28-Apr-12 ChampionsHomepage Headline - "Champions" Following a 4-2 victory at Petersfield Town in the closing match of the season, Verwood Town are crowned as Division 1 Champions and presented with the the trophy by Sydenhams League (Wessex) Chairman Bob Purkiss

StevieStats™ Corners Petersfield 2: Verwood 6, Attempts on target Petersfield 4: Verwood 6, Attempts off target Petersfield 6: Verwood 7

27-Apr-12 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Sun Setting on the Season" After a long break (our last game was nearly three weeks ago on Easter Monday!) we finally get to play our final league match at Petersfield Town tomorrow to end this historic season for the club
13-Apr-12 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Golf Day a Great Success" The Sun shone for the Verwood Town Golf day at Crane Valley on Friday.
11-Apr-12 CHAMPIONS!! - Verwood Town FC are Sydenhams Football League (Wessex) Division 1 Champions 2011/12 The 3-3 draw between United Services Portsmouth and AFC Portchester last evening means that we cannot now be overtaken - Celebrate
9-Apr-12 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Speedy Sat-Trick leads to Gr-eight win!" Jack Satterley scores 3 times in first twelve minutes to set Verwood off to a fine start in an 8-0 victory over Amesbury Town. Jack Satterley (3), Charlie Gajic (2), Mike Haskell (2) and Luke Homer

StevieStats™ Corners Verwood 8: Amesbury 0, Attempts on target Verwood 14: Amesbury 2, Attempts off target Verwood 10: Amesbury 2

[Pictures] Jack's three goals from top to bottom
7-Apr-12 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Haskell Five-O and Homer Hat-Trick as Stockbridge breached in Second Half" Verwood win 5-0 at Stockbridge. A second half onslaught after a goalless first half sees Mike Haskell (left) score his 50th Verwood Goal in two seasons at the club and Luke Homer (right) notches up his second hat-trick of the season.
31-Mar-12 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Pewsey Points secure top two finish" Verwood win 3-0 at home to Pewsey Vale. With other results today that means a finish in the top two now secured. Haskell, Anderton and Gajic (pen) score in the win

StevieStats™ Corners Verwood 5: Pewsey 2, Attempts on target Verwood 6: Pewsey 1, Attempts off target Verwood 11: Pewsey 3

[Picture] Verwood Captain Matt Delaney (laft) rises to the challenge
27-Mar-12 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Shield Progress Halted by Hayling" Hayling United Reserves score in the last seconds to prevent extra time and take the win 2-1 in the Wyvern Shield Quarter Final.
Verwood Town Reserves, reduced to 10 men for most of the match put up a strong performance. and take in a first half lead from a super long hit strike. Following his penalty save in the first half, Verwood keeper David Rhodes pulls off more heroics late on which are almost enough to force extra time folowing the Haylings equaliser mid way through the second half. Hayling score with only seconds to go however and progress through to the semi.
24-Mar-12 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Island of Joy" A late goal sends Verwood home happy after their excursion to the Isle Of Wight. A second win on the Island this season!
A cracking late goal on 87 minutes from Mike Haskell and a 1-0 win at Cowes Sports.

StevieStats™ Corners Cowes 7: Verwood 2, Attempts on target Cowes 3: Verwood 3, Attempts off target Cowes 4: Verwood 4

- Photos etc. to follow. In the meantime take a look at the Bournemouth Echo write-up of the day by Neil Perrett Link to Echo [Picture] Yes!! Verwood Manager Adi Arnold
17-Mar-12 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Early Goal Enough for Whitchurch Win" A Charlie Gajic long range shot, a crossbar, and a goalkeepers head all contribute to a Verwood goal after 2 minutes which turned out to be the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win over Whitchurch United

StevieStats™ Corners Verwood 4: Whitchurch 1, Attempts on target Verwood 8: Whitchurch 3, Attempts off target Verwood 10: Whitchurch 3


[Picture] David Wrixton, Verwood (red)
11-Mar-12 Headline Image"Roy of the Social" - A Games Night Report from Neville Munson"

Having experienced doing the double over Ringwood Town earlier in the day, we were to witness a further double late into the evening!
23 participants entered our Annual Games night where Adi defended his Darts title, Steve Jefferis the Table Tennis and Neville the Pool. None of the three retained their title. A mixture of players and Committee members along with their partners did battle with a huge amount of banter mainly going in the direction to the players from the hardened experienced old heads of the Committee!

Boyd's Social Club till was kept ticking over, enabling us to wash down some excellent Lasagne and Garlic Bread and we are indebted to Jennie Munson and Steve Jefferis for taking the time out to prepare the food. It has to be noticed that not much of the salad was eaten.
So, well fed and watered the battles commenced and many memorable matches took place. The Table Tennis, probably because it's a more strenuous activity was dominated by the Players, with the final being between our two centre backs, Ben Kelly and Matt Delaney. The eventual winner was Ben in a close run game. The presentation to the winner was undertaken by Steve whose efforts to defend his title was mediocre as he was knocked out quite early in the tournament! If there was a prize for the individual who put the most effort into his game that would go to Chairman Mike, who despite giving his opponent over 40 years advantage battled until the end.

The Pool saw some interesting chess like strategy in some of the matches and many of the Players were falling to the wisdom of the "Old boys" and there were some superb matches at quarter and semi-final stages, but eventually the remaining two were Roy Mortimer and Paul Delaney. Roy came out on top and having beaten him with a superb performance in the semi, was presented with his winnings by Neville.

The Darts was dominated by the old boys; obviously these youngsters don't indulge in the good old fashioned pub games. The final was under pressure as last orders had been called at the Bar and not content with having won the Pool, Roy then went onto win the darts tournament. Playing the final against reigning champion Adi, he came out on top and secured his second title of the evening. Adi, humble in defeat sort of presented Roy with his winnings!

A most enjoyable evening and thanks go to everyone who helped, especially Laura who kept score and kept the tournaments ticking over. The main purpose of the evening though was to make some much needed funds for the Club and we're delighted with the £106 profit made.

A big thank you to everyone who attended. Next event, the Golf Day!!!
10-Mar-12 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Derby Double for Verwood" Verwood Town make it a double over Ringwood this season with a 3-1 win in the local derby game at Ringwood
All first half goals from John Webb, Martin Smith and Charlie Gajic.

StevieStats™ Corners Ringwood 1: Verwood 1, Attempts on target Ringwood 2: Verwood 7, Attempts off target Ringwood 2: Verwood 6

[Picture] Russell Dyer
10-Mar-12 Late Cancellation - The Wyvern League match at home to Totton and Eling Reserves suffered a late cancellation as we were advised on matchday morning by Totton that they were unable to raise a side
7-Mar-12 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Badgers Own Goal Setts Verwood up for Victory" Verwood Town outpoint Brockenhurst 2-1. In a fast and flowing midweek match at Potterne in front of 118 spectators, Jack Satterly shoots Verwood into the lead on 52 minutes. Brock level and put Town under pressure but lose out to an own goal on 83 minutes.

StevieStats™ Corners Verwood 4: Brockenhurst 6, Attempts on target Verwood 4: Brockenhurst 5, Attempts off target Verwood 6: Brockenhurst 8

[Picture] Verwood forced to defend
3-Mar-12 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Top Two Lock Horns for 2-2" Verwood Town and Team Solent placed First and Second in League table going into the game finish 2-2. Verwood take the lead twice through goals from Martin Smith and Jack Satterley [Picture] Russell Dyer (Yellow)

StevieStats™ Corners Solent 1: Verwood 7, Attempts on target Solent 5: Verwood 6, Attempts off target Solent 5: Verwood 3


The Reserves take a 1-0 away victory at Romsey Town and move into second place in the West Division
29-Feb-12 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Misty Leap Day Draw" On a misty evening at Potterne it ends 0-0 as Reserves draw against Dorchester Town Reserves. Chances for both sides but none converted [Picture] Verwood keeper David Rhodes stops this one
25-Feb-12 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Satterley Night's Alright" Jack Satterley about to score his second goal in a 2-1 victory over United Services Portsmouth and send Verwood home happy for the evening
Two Jack Satterley Goals help Verwood to a win over United Services Portsmouth. Portsmouth score a late goal to finish 2-1.

StevieStats™ Corners Verwood 5: Portsmouth 3, Attempts on target Verwood 8: Portsmouth 3, Attempts off target Verwood 6: Portsmouth 4

18-Feb-12 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Defeat Sadly at Tadley" Verwood lose out to two second half goals at Tadley Calleva. Jack Satterley (above right) scored Verwoods goal on 20 minutes

StevieStats™ Corners Tadley 6: Verwood 3, Attempts on target Tadley 6: Verwood 6, Attempts off target Tadley 4: Verwood 4

15-Feb-12 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Shield Starts" Kris Anderton (pictured centre) opens the scoring for Verwood in the Wyvern Challenge Shield win at Ringwood. The two teams meet again in a Wyvern League encounter at the weekend. Shield matches continue with successive midweek fixtures against Wimborne Town Reserves and Dorchester Town Reserves in the mini league format
13-Feb-12 Golf Day 2012 We are now inviting entries to the competition which will be played at Crane Valley Golf Club, Verwood, Dorset, BH31 7LE on Friday 13th April 2012.
An 18 hole Stableford Competition plus dinner. Last year was considered a huge success, especially remembering the prize table and with the on-going support of our Sponsors, Technical Services Group {TSG}.
Click the picture for invitation letter and entry form
13-Feb-12 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Games Evening and Diary Dates" Games Evening on Saturday 10th March. This and other Social Event diary dates announced -
More detail on each to follow:-

  • Saturday 10th March - Games night at the Social Club tickets to include food and entry to tournaments £10.
  • Friday 13th April - Golf day at Crane Valley - 18 hole Stableford Competition plus dinner £40 per player in teams of 4.
  • Saturday 12th May - Presentation Night (Bournemouth)

11-Feb-12 A second consecutive Postponement as the home match with Brockenhurst is called off due to the freezing conditions - this match now rescheduled for Wednesday 7th March
4-Feb-12 POSTPONED - First team fixture at Stockbridge falls victim to the freeze - Today's fixture at Stockbridge postponed due to frozen pitch. Reserves Match at Potterne has also been postponed following the 10:00am pitch inspection
28-Jan-12 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Unbeaten League Run Comes to an end" AFC Portchester complete a double over Town with a 3-2 win at Wicor and inflict Verwood's first league defeat since August

StevieStats™ Corners Portchester 5: Verwood 5, Attempts on target Portchester 7: Verwood 3, Attempts off target Portchester 8: Verwood 8

Meanwhile the Reserves win the local Derby Wyvern League encounter at Downton 2-1
21-Jan-12 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Barney Breezes In" Craig Barnett (pictured) judges timing perfectly to score the only goal in the 1-0 win over Warminster. The strong winds make it very difficult for both sides on the day. Strong winds fail to blow Verwood off course as they score a 1-0 win at home against Warminster Town courtesy of a Craig Barnett goal on 18 minutes. The Reserves lose out 2-3 at East Cowes to a late winner

StevieStats™ Corners Verwood 6: Warminster 0, Attempts on target Verwood 7: Warminster 1, Attempts off target Verwood 7: Warminster 3

14-Jan-12 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Webb's Wonder" Win at East Cowes. John Webb (above) scores 2 as Verwood "churn" out 6-0 win in an "udderley" good performance at East Cowes Victoria

StevieStats™ Corners Vics 6: Verwood 9, Attempts on target Vics 7: Vergwood 12, Attempts off target Vics 7: Verwood 6

7-Jan-12 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Petersfield Reeled by Gajic Goal" Charlie Gajic, seen above scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win against Petersfield Town. Verwood create the majority of first half chances but it took a second half strike from Charlie Gajic on 52 mins to break the deadlock and help provide Verwood with a 1-0 win over Petersfield Town

StevieStats™ Corners Verwood 8: Petersfield 2, Attempts on target Verwood 5: Petersfield 4, Attempts off target Verwood 9: Petersfield 4


A super away win for the Reserves with a 2-1 away win at Brockenhurst
2-Jan-12 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Luke at tHat-Trick" 6 goals, a Luke Homer hat-trick, two from top scorer Mike Haskell and one from Craig Barnett help Verwood get off to a flying New Year start with a 6-3 victory on a heavy pitch at Amesbury Town.
Whilst we were all sheltering from a downpour at the beginning Verwood were off and running with a goal in 17 seconds.

StevieStats™ Corners Amesbury 5: Verwood 5, Attempts on target Amesbury 5: Vergwood 13, Attempts off target Amesbury 1: Verwood 6

1-Jan-12 A Happy New Year to you all - Continuing with a Festive Holiday theme, Verwood affiliated Rossgarth Youth Football Club held their annual managers match on New Years Day, we were there to capture some action and a few familiar faces - see Photos
29-Dec-11 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "New Tricks" Vets victorious 1-0 against the Reserves in our annual Festive Friendly
An absorbing Festive Friendly with the Verwood Veterans snatching the glory with a late winner over Verwood Town Reserves. It is the first time in a long while (and possibly ever) that the Veterans have taken anything out of this fixture (apart from much drinking afterwards). Festivities and hight spirits continued for them afterwards at the Sports and Social Club whilst the Reserves Management were left to stare blankly at the bottom of an empty glass. We do understand however that the Chairman has issued a statement of full confidence from the board :-) - For photos from the match see Photos (30-Dec)
28-Dec-11 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Ringwood Best Bitter" After several years of failing to get the best of Ringwood Town, Verwood finally taste success in the seasonal derby with a 3-0 win over their local rivals. Luke Homer puts Verwood in the lead (top picture) and top scorer Mike Haskell adds two during the second half (Verwood's 3rd below)
An excellent team performance in front of 161 strong festive crowd. Verwood take a 1-0 lead into half time courtesy of a Luke Homer goal. Ringwood fight hard for an equaliser at the start of the second half but Mike Haskell puts Verwood 2-0 up slightly against the run of possession at that time and adds a further to his tally to put the game beyond doubt.

StevieStats™ Corners Verwood 2: Ringwood 7, Attempts on target Verwood 8: Ringwood 4, Attempts off target Verwood 7: Ringwood 7, Balls collected by Neville 7 (we didn't hear him claim any more than this, although he already had his calculator out and was having trouble, don't think he could have handled double figures!)

20-Dec-11 Headline Image Our annual Festive Friendly between a Verwood Town Veterans XI and the current season's Verwood Town FC Reserves takes place on Thursday 29th December at 6:30pm at Potterne Park. Entrance is Free for all. Afterwards we all decamp to the Verwood Sports and Social Club for rehydration (!!) long/short drinks with tall tales and debates of how much better it was in the 'old days' :-)
17-Dec-11 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Verwood Top of the Tree for Christmas" A 1-1 draw at Whitchurch United is enough for Verwood to stay top of the table for Christmas. Whitchurch United level in the second half after Verwood had taken the lead on 5 minutes through a Mike Haskell goal.

StevieStats™ Corners Whitchurch 4 : Verwood 2, Attempts on target Whitchurch 5: Verwood 6, Attempts off target Whitchurch 9: Verwood 7


At Potterne, the Reserves have an astounding 9-0 win against Hythe & Dibden with goals from Dave Whelan (3), Adam White (2), Carl Smalley, Joe McGrath, Dan Rose, Scott Light - watch out the Veterans on 29th!!
10-Dec-11 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Charlie's Fleeting Glance sees Verwood Advance" A close fought match with the teams separated only by a Gajic goal just before half time which is enough for Verwood to take a 1-0 win at Potterne Park against Fleet Spurs and move to the top spot in the Division.

StevieStats™ Corners Verwood 9: Fleet 5, Attempts on target Verwood 7: Fleet 4, Attempts off target Verwood 9: Fleet 4

3-Dec-11 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Verwood Enjoy the Hythe Life" A good weekend all round as both First Team and the Reserves win.
The First team win 5-1 at Hythe and Dibden. 2 goals from Mike Haskell, and one from Dan Wilson give Town a 3-0 half time lead. Hythe grab one back shortly after the restart but further goals from Jack Satterley, and Luke Homer finish it off. [Pictures] Top - Mike Haskell scoring his second, Bottom - Dan Wilson's header puts Town 3 -0 up.

StevieStats™ Corners Hythe 7 : Verwood 8, Attempts on target Hythe 2: Verwood 13, Attempts off target Hythe 3: Verwood 12


Meanwhile, at Potterne, the Reserves win 2-1 against Fawley AFC who scored after a couple of minutes, Liam Morrison equalised just before half time with a superb header and with 25 minutes to go Dan Rose rifled in a shot from 25 yards
26-Nov-11 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Verwood Take Stock" Not the prettiest of games in terms of free flowing football or lots of goal chances but Verwood take the win 1-0 against Stockbridge through a first half goal on 24 minutes from Charlie Gajic

StevieStats™ Corners Verwood 9: Stockbridge 3, Attempts on target Verwood 7: Stockbridge 1, Attempts off target Verwood 8: Stockbridge 2

[Picture] Midfielders move up Ben Kelly and Matt Delaney in the Stockbridge box as Verwood apply the pressure
20-Nov-11 A big thank you to everyone who came and supported the Verwood Town Race Night last Saturday at the Verwood Sports and Social Club and a very special thanks to Neville Munson for organising the event for us
19-Nov-11 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Brock Rocked by Defiant Verwood" 1-0 down inside 10 seconds, 2-0 behind shortly after. Verwood recover twice levelling at 2-2 before the half and again after Brockenhurst had taken the lead in the second half. A thrilling match which ends 3-3 -

StevieStats™ Corners Brock 7: Verwood 7, Attempts on target Brock 7 : Verwood 11, Attempts off target Brock 7 Verwood 5:

16-Nov-11 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Extra Time Penalty Decides Senior Trophy Match" Extra Time was required in the Reserves Dorset Senior Trophy match against Hamworthy United Reserves. It was Hamworthy who scored first but this was leveled before half-time and it stayed that way till 90 minutes. An early penalty in extra time was enough
12-Nov-11 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Cowes Claim Point at Potterne" It ended 2-2 against Cowes Sports. One penalty for each side and Cowes having the stronger second half to recover a two goal deficit from half time. Verwood goals from John Webb (pen) and Craig Barnett -

StevieStats™ Corners Verwood 1: Cowes 4, Attempts on target Verwood 4: Cowes 7, Attempts off target Verwood 4: Cowes 7

9-Nov-11 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Verwood's Cup Emptied by New Milton" Exit the Wessex League Cup 1-2 to New Milton Town

StevieStats™ Corners Verwood 11: New Milton 5, Attempts on target Verwood 4: New Milton 6, Attempts off target Verwood 10: New Milton 4

5-Nov-11 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "No Sparklers today, but a pair of Charlies help Verwood's day go with a Bang!" Goals both early and late on from Charlie Gajic and substitute Charlie Elysee help Verwood to a 2-0 victory at Andover New Street. [Picture] Dan Wilson (a very early substitute for an injured James Murray) shepherds the ball back for Chris Lynch in goal -

StevieStats™ Corners Andover 5 : Verwood 2, Attempts on target Andover 4 : Verwood 3, Attempts off target Andover 7 : Verwood 5

2-Nov-11 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Out But Not Down" Verwood put in a spirited performance against Southern League Wimborne Town in the Dorset Senior Cup, losing 2-1 to a late winner a few minutes from time. [Picture] Dean Evans puts Verwood 1 up early on

StevieStats™ Corners Verwood 6: Wimborne 4, Attempts on target Verwood 3: Wimborne 5, Attempts off target Verwood 7: Wimborne 6

29-Oct-11 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Summertime Ends with a Smile" As British Summer time ends and the clocks go back later, there will be a little more time for a sleep in tomorrow following Verwood's 3-2 win at Warminster Town -

StevieStats™ Corners Warminster 4 : Verwood 2, Attempts on target Warminster 4: Verwood 7, Attempts off target Warminster 3 : Verwood 8

22-Oct-11 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Solent Sunk" Team Solent defeated by second half strikes. A deflected shot from Matt Dear (facing above) and later from substitute Craig Barnett. Ben Kelly had put Verwood ahead in the first half which was equalised before the break by Solent.

StevieStats™ Corners Verwood 5: Solent 7, Attempts on target Verwood 3: Solent 2, Attempts off target Verwood 5:Solent 6

The result leaves Verwood on 19 points and together with Brockenhurst and East Cowes Victoria at the top of the Division 1 table!
20-Oct-11 Horse Racing night on 19-Nov at the Social Club Horse Race Night - Saturday 19th November @ Verwood Sports & Social Club. 1st race starting at 7pm. Last race 9.45pm. There is no entrance fee so all are welcome to come along and have a flutter on the gee gee's, perhaps even buy a horse, sponsor a race? Further details contact Neville Munson.
20-Oct-11 Comedy Night at Funnybone www.funnybone.co.ukComedy Night - The Club have obtained 30 tickets to attend the Comedy store at 14 Queens Road, Bournemouth BH2 6BE on Thursday 8th December. Tickets from Neville on first come, first served basis at a discounted price of £15 p.p. This includes food and a superb night of Comedy with 3 Comedians. Starts at 8pm, finishes at 11pm. Contact Neville for details and also see more on the Funnybone Website
15-Oct-11 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Win Over Andover" On a day where Verwood were awarded Club of the Month for September [Bottom Picture - Team manager Adie Arnold collecting the award from Wessex League Competitions Secretary John Gorman], they managed to avoid the 'Curse of the Award' and maintain their winning run with victory over Andover New Street 3-1. Goals from Haskell, Gajic and Saxby after Andover had taken the lead shortly into the second half [Top Picture] Ben Kelly helping to steady the defence whilst the game was still in the balance. The win propels Verwood up to third place in League Division 1.

StevieStats™ Corners Verwood 10: Andover 5, Attempts on target Verwood 14: Andover 4, Attempts off target Verwood 8:Andover 5

8-Oct-11 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Haskell, Gajic and Verwood Magic" Two goals each from Mike Haskell (right) and Charles Gajic (centre), but it's a super team performance from Town who score 3 in 8 minutes immediately after the break. Verwood go ahead through a Hythe & Dibden own goal on 36 minutes but in an amazing second half start Charles Gajic scores after just 14 seconds and further goals from himself and Mike Haskell make it 5-0 before 15 minutes of the half have passed.

StevieStats™ Corners Verwood 7: Hythe 2, Attempts on target Verwood 16: Hythe 2, Attempts off target Verwood 7:Hythe 5, Balls collected by Neville 4

7-Oct-11 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Quiz Night Success" The Winning team from the Verwood Town Quiz Evening. Coming from behind in the last round (Music) to take victory for the second year running!. (..and yes some wooden spoons were handed out for the team finishing last, you know who you were and I have the pictures, maybe they'll appear or maybe not Smile !!)
Many thanks to all those who particpated and made the evening a success last Friday. With over 70 people and 13 teams participating we hope you all had some fun. Thanks also to Club 31 for the excellent facilities, food and staff
1-Oct-11 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Baked at Blandford" As Britain basks in the hottest October day on record, Verwood take a 2-1 victory at Blandford United in the Dorset Senior Cup. This sets up a home tie against Wimborne Town in the next round.

StevieStats™ Corners Blandford 0:Verwood 6, Attempts on target Blandford 3: Verwood 7, Attempts off target Blandford 2:Verwood 10

Reserves also win 2-1 in the local derby against Downton at Potterne with goals from Dave Weeden and Ben Richards (1-Oct)
24-Sep-11 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Tadley Turnaround" A goal down just before the half, but a determined performance in the second with two goals from Luke Homer (pictured) the second in the last a few minutes before the final whistle seal victory for Verwood 2-1.

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This completes our 4th consecutive home victory against Tadley having beaten them in each of the last 3 seasons (24-Sep)
17-Sep-11 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "3 Points at Portsmouth" Goals from Dean Evans (pen) and Carl Smalley secure the points with a fine performanace at United Services Portsmouth [Picture] Penalty slotted home.

StevieStats™ Corners USP 3:Verwood 3, Attempts on target USP 2: Verwood 6, Attempts off target USP 3:Verwood 12

- thanks to Steve Jefferis who, in addition to standing in for me as Club Secretary, and also taking the photos at the USP match, produced a match report too. With performance like this we'll also have you signed on and playing next week also Smile !!
10-Sep-11 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "No Vase Re-Cove-ry" An early goal from Russ Dyer fired Verwood into the lead but Cove recovered and took the lead 2-1 just on half-time. They extended their lead in the second before Mike Haskell pulled one back for Verwood but too late to mount a real recovery.
[Picture] Close action with John Webb on the ball for Verwood.
FA Vase exit at Cove by 4 goals to 2.

StevieStats™ Corners Cove 3:Verwood 1, Attempts on target Cove 12: Verwood 4, Attempts off target Cove 5:Verwood 4


Meanwhile at Potterne the Reserves continue their good form with a 2-1 win over East Cowes Victoria
09-Sep-11 FA VaseIt's a visit to Cove FC (from the Combined Counties Premier Division) in the FA Vase this Saturday - Address is Cove Football and Social Club, Squirrel Lane, Cove, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 8PB - for Directions from M3 Click here and Link to Cove FC website Click here
Cove have recently changed their Management and have got off to a flying start under the new regime!!
3-Sep-11 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "A Treat at Fleet" Another good performance and a 3-1 win at Fleet Spurs. Opening goal from Nathan Saxby (pictured), Mike Haskell scores two from a first half header and a second half free-kick before Spurs score from the spot to finish the scoring for the day

StevieStats™ Corners Fleet 4:Verwood 6, Attempts on target Fleet 3: Verwood 4, Attempts off target Fleet 4:Verwood 4 . Fleet Spurs has been a happy hunting ground of late, yesterday's 3-1 win was Verwood Town's fifth consecutive victory away to them scoring 17 goals in the process

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A good weekend as the Reserves score 4 against Ringwood in a 4-2 win at Potterne
31-Aug-11 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "First Wyvern League Match At Potterne" A team photo for the Reserves before their first Wyvern League game at Potterne Park against Lymington Town. It finishes 2-2 in the Reserves first Wyvern League match at Potterne. 2 goals in the first 10 minutes from Luke Homer spear Verwood into the lead. Lymington fight back and equalise before the half. It stays that way.
30-Aug-11 A while off yet, but for those who like to plan ahead, our first New Year fixture at Amesbury Town is being brought forward to Monday 2nd January 3:00pm KO (was Wednesday 4th)
30-Aug-11 Wyvern LeagueWyvern League action comes to Potterne for the first time this Wednesday evening as Verwood Town Reserves host Lymington Town Reserves. Both sides come together after fine opening wins. Lymington winning 5-0 at Laverstock and Ford and Verwood triumphant 7-0 at Totton & Eling. Kick-Off is at 7:45 with entrance for Wyvern Reserve Team matches Adults £2, Concessions £1
29-Aug-11 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Pewsey Point Gets Us off the Mark" After 2 Wessex league defeats, a committed performance earns a point and gets our season up and running. A 1-1 Bank Holiday Monday draw at Pewsey Vale - Mike Haskell with a second half Verwood goal cancelling out Pewsey's opener just before half time -

StevieStats™ Corners Pewsey 8:Verwood 5, Attempts on target Pewsey 3: Verwood 7, Attempts off target Pewsey 9:Verwood 4

[Picture] Mike Haskell scorer of Town's equaliser in the second half
27-Aug-11 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Vics Inflict Heavy Defeat after Poor Performance at Potterne" East Cowes Victoria handed Verwood a heavy 5-1 defeat at Potterne and this after Verwood had opened the scoring -

StevieStats™ Corners Verwood 1:Vics 10, Attempts on target Verwood 1:Vics 7, Attempts off target Verwood 4:Vics 7

25-Aug-11 Update - Yours truly (Sec Roy Mortimer) is out of hospital now and loaded with drugs and will be catching up with website updates from last week (although Bernie's reports are often surreal enough without the drugs!) Smile! Thanks to Colin Knight for standing in for me and taking the photos at the Horndean match
25-Aug-11 Wyvern league campaign kicks off with a bang - a 7-0 victory at Totton & Eling including a Nathan Saxby double hat-trick
20-Aug-11 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Second Half Goals Stop Cup Progress" FA Cup exit at the hands of Horndean as they put 4 past Town in the second half to win 4-0 at Potterne Park and herald an early exit.

StevieStats™ Corners Verwood 4:Horndean 7, Attempts on target Verwood 3:Horndean 11, Attempts off target Verwood 3:Horndean 12

16-Aug-11 FA CupFA Cup action comes to Potterne this Saturday 20th August against Horndean. The FA Cup with Budweiser Extra Preliminary Round matches starting this weekend across the country mark the start of a route that finishes at Wembley next May
16-Aug-11 Reserves pre-season matches come thick and fast - Ahead of the new Wyvern League Season, our Reserve Team have been stepping up the frequency of matches. Last Thursday they drew 1-1 against Hamworthy Rec with Dave Weedon scoring Town's goal and only to be denied the win by a last minute equaliser. On Monday night in a friendly played at Chapel Gate Bournemouth, a narrow loss 1-0 to Kingston Lacy. This Wednesday they have their one and only fully home friendly at Potterne Park Kick-Off 7:30pm
13-Aug-11 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Opening Day Defeat vs Portchester" Verwood downed by Portchester 4-2 despite having the majority of chances - Yes Steviestats™ are back Corners: Verwood 7 Portchester 4; Attempts on target: Verwood 10 Portchester 7; Attempts off target Verwood 6 Portchester 4
Verwood find themselves 2 down in 15 minutes. It stays that way until the second half, when after a quarter of an hour we have a lenghthy delay for an ambulance for poor Craig Rogers who sustained a nasty knee injury. Portchester score again quickly after the restart but Verwood get 2 goals back from Jason Lovell. Amid hopes of a late recovery Portchester score a fourth to settle it
9-Aug-11 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Final Training Finishes with Squad Friendly" In the last major training session before the Wessex Season starts, the Verwood squad (both First and Second teams) engage in a training match at Potterne under the refereeing eye of Reserve Team Manager Richard Stainer (bottom)
8-Aug-11 Cancelled - The friendly match with Poole Borough scheduled for Tuesday 9th August at Potterne has had to be cancelled at late notice with Poole Borough having difficulties raising a full team. Full training session will take now take place with the Verwood squad on Tuesday at Potterne
4-Aug-11 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Haskell Helps Hand Verwood Victory at Hamworthy Rec." Mike Haskell slots home from wide position (below) and his two goals help Verwood to their first pre-season win at Hamworthy Recreation in a close and competitive match
30-Jul-11 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Downton take their chances" Clean finishing from Downton results in them taking the win in the pre-season friendly. Verwood hit the post (twice) and force some fine saves but fail to score 3-0
23-Jul-11 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "QK Southampton match ends 0-0" Our second friendly of pre-season ends 0-0 at Hampshire Premier side QK Southampton
19-Jul-11 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "First Friendly Provides Fuller Workout" The transition from just training sessions to matches began with a friendly at Hamworthy United. A close match, a respectable initial performance, and just going down to the hosts 2-1 after taking the lead shortly after half time.
12-Jul-11 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "All Fit and Ready to Go?" ..err not quite. Matt Delaney found modeling the latest in footwear, whilst manager Adie Arnold found waving a stick at Pre-Season training session (top).
Luckily for those fit enough (bottom), things looked a lot better (although tougher) as the hard work was followed by some match practice
8-Jul-11 The FA have made the draw for the early stages of both the FA Cup and FA Vase today - In the FA Cup, Verwood are at home to Horndean on 20th August, in the Vase we are away to Cove from the Combined Counties league on 10th September
Full draw available via the FA Competitions Pages
6-Jul-11 Draw for first running of the competition for teams in the new Wyvern Combination League announced :-
WYVERN LEAGUE CUP - First round
Bemerton HH v Alton Town, Fleet Town v Whitchurch United, Poole Town v Winchester City, Christchurch v Petersfield Town
(Ties to be played week commencing 10 September)
WYVERN LEAGUE CUP - Second round
Hayling United v Romsey Town, East Cowes Vics v Verwood Town, Moneyfields v Bashley, Alresford Town v Eastleigh, Poole Town or Winchester City v Sholing, Newport IoW v Fawley, Downton v Laverstock & Ford, Wimborne Town v Fleet Town or Whitchurch United, Tadley Calleva v Horndean, AFC Totton v Andover, Lymington Town v Fareham Town, AFC Portchester v Totton & Eling, Dorchester Town v Gosport Borough, Ringwood Town v Hythe & Dibden, Bemerton HH or Alton Town v Christchurch or Petersfield Town, Brockenhurst v GE Hamble
(Ties to be played week commencing 22 October)
22-Jun-11 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Pre-Season preparation moves up a gear" Pre-season training starts on Thursday 30th June. Friendlies in place. Club and League AGM's completed. Groundwork continues at Potterne. Keep a watch on the website for latest news
15-Jun-11 Pre-Season looms! - Yes even as midsummer approaches we need think about getting active about next season. Pre-Season training commences on Thursday 30th June 7:00pm at Potterne Park. With the club operating across Wessex and Wyvern leagues next season - all are welcome
14-Jun-11 AGM's - the Wessex league AGM last evening completed a run of meetings with the Wyvern and our own Club AGM preceding this. Wessex constitution agreed with Team Solent joining Division One and just one team (Brockenhurst) being relegated from the Premier Division and one promotion from that League also (Poole Town). Downton and Horndean are promoted from Division One with Shaftesbury dropping down. The Wessex League season will commence on 13th August 2011 and complete on 28th April 2012. Consideration of a Cup competition for Division One Sides will be reviewed folowing feedback from clubs.
2-Jun-11 New Wyvern Combination Football League AGM - held on 2nd June. A new league dedicated to Reserve team football. It was confirmed that Verwood will be playing in West Division along with Brockenhurst, Downton, East Cowes Victoria, Fawley AFC, Hythe & Dibden, Laverstock & Ford Lymington Town, Ringwood Town, Romsey Town, Totton & Eling
The West Division Season will commence on Saturday 20th August
The Wyvern league is to consist of one Premier and two Regional Divisions. The Premier will consist of AFC Totton, Bashley, Bemerton Heath Harlequins, Christchurch, Dorchester Town, Eastleigh, Fleet Town, Gosport Borough, Moneyfields, Newport (IOW), Poole Town, Sholing, Wimborne Town
..whilst the East Division will consist of AFC Portchester, Alresford Town, Alton Town, Andover, Fareham Town, GE Hamble, Hayling United, Horndean, Petersfield Town, Tadley Calleva, Whitchurch United, Winchester City
Promotion and Relegation to/from Premier will be possible via registration, and a East/West Division play-off. A Cup competition will also be held for Wyvern League clubs.
Further league information will progressively be made available through the Wyvern Combination Football League website
28-May-11 Club Dates - The Club AGM is being held on Wednesday 8th June 7:30pm in the function room at the Swans in Verwoood. Pre-Season training commences on Thursday 30th June at Potterne Park
28-May-11 Pre-Season fixtures continue to be arranged with some dates/times still liable to change - Keep an eye on the website for the latest information
25-May-11 Verwood win the 2010/11 Division 1 Fair Play and the 2010/11 Division 1 Programme of the Year awards at the Sydenhams Football League (Wessex) Dinner Dance and awards evening held at the Grand Harbour De Vere Hotel in Southampton last Saturday
19-May-11 Headline ImageHomepage Headline - "Keeping You Up To Date" The Season has now ended but work continues with preparation for next season. Keep an eye our the website for latest news on pre-season matches, and from the League and Club AGM's
Older news available from Previous Season's news Page