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15-May-14 Reserves Resurgence Worthy of NoteHomepage Headline - "Reserves Resurgence Worthy of Note"
Amid the end of Season Presentation Evening and awards it was worthy to note the performance from our Reserves side, who, after an indifferent start to the season went 9 unbeaten to finish 4th in the Wyvern League West. The Second Team are important to our club both in providing support to the First Team and bringing opportunities for playing at a competitive level to more individuals in the community
12-May-14 Carl Keen on Cup Success "Carl Keen on Cup Success"

Verwood Town manager Carl Poore has his sights set on cup success for the Potters after seeing fellow Wessex League side Sholing enjoy Vase glory at Wembley.

As he prepares for his first full season in charge of the Potterne Park outfit, he fully understands just how important cup competitions are to all clubs at this level.

Carl Keen on Cup Success Verwood will take part in the FA Cup, the FA Vase, the Dorset Senior Cup and the Sydenhams Wessex League Cup and Poore is no stranger to having a good cup run himself during his time at both Wimborne and Poole.

The Boatmen's success has again raised the profile of the Sydenhams Wessex League, a league that Carl believes is one of the best at this level in the country, "I think the Wessex League is one of the best around and that has been proved again with Sholing winning the Vase. As a player, I had very successful runs in both the FA Cup and FA Vase and when you have a run like that, it brings a huge aura to the club. As players you feel really wanted and with the coverage you get, it's great for the club.

Carl Keen on Cup Success You can't take away the fact that cup competitions can bring good rewards to any club and Poore knows that good cup runs can have a huge impact on the entire season, "It's not just the players who get something out of a cup run, it's the club and the town as a whole. You have to look at the financial side of it as well and there is good money involved, so you have to look at that aspect of it. The prize money in the two FA competitions now can make a big difference to the season as a whole. You just have to look at non-league clubs who have done well and it covers their expenses for a season."

The Potters boss has seen cup success at first hand and is urging his charges to take the opportunities that will present themselves in the 2014-15 campaign, "We have to go out to do well in the cup competitions. I got to the semi-final as a Wessex League player and a Wessex League side have just won it and that proves that we all have a chance. It is all about how you perform on the day and it's about taking in pride in the club and to get the club in to the next round. We know that the further we can go, the more interest the club can attract from local people who may come here for the first time and then see just what a good set up we have here."

Article: Michael Cunningham May 2014

9-May-14 Club AGM "Verwood Town FC 2014 Annual General Meeting (AGM)" - A reminder that the Club 2014 AGM will be held on Thursday May 22nd at the Verwood Sports and Social Club, Black Hill, Verwood BH31 6HA (1st floor Meeting Room) starting at 7:30pm
9-May-14 Rossgarth Reach 50 "Rossgarth Reach 50" - With so many links between our clubs in the past, at present, and hopefully continuing into the future, we offer our many congratulations to affiliate club Rossgarth Youth FC who this year celebrate their 50th anniversary with a special commemorative event at the Verwood Hub this Saturday
3-May-14 Presentation Night PrideHomepage Headline - "Presentation Night Pride"
The Club Presentation Evening was held at the Carlton Hotel in Bournemouth on Saturday evening
[Pictures] First and Second Team ‘Players Player’ and ‘Managers Player’ awards being presented on the night.

Full rundown of Awards as follows (for pictures see Photos ) :-
Reserves
- ‘Players Player’- Ray Stroud
- ‘Managers Player’ - Matt Collins
First Team
- ‘Players Player’ - Chris Lynch
- ‘Managers Player’ - Charlie Gajic (awarded by Bernard Scott due to Management changes)
- ‘Young Player’ - Jack Lovell
- ‘Supporters Matchman - Man of the Match season award’ - Charlie Gajic
and finally
- the ‘Presidents Cup’ for outstanding contribution to the club - Nigel Watts

The Club End of Season Club Presentation evening was held at the Carlton hotel in Bournemouth on Saturday evening 3rd May. A splendid event, superbly organized and marshalled by Vice Chairman Neville Munson with able contributions from Chairman Steve Jefferis, Club Committee and Team Management. A multitude of awards were presented together with some ‘illuminating’ speeches and of course the annual audio-visual review of the season - A great thank you to the many players, sponsors, supporters and friends who attended and made this a most enjoyable evening.
26-Apr-14 Romsey Match wraps up the SeasonHomepage Headline - "Romsey Match wraps up the Season"
A 0-0 at home to Romsey Town closes the playing season for our Wessex League side.

StevieStats™Corners Verwood 1: Romsey 6, Attempts on target Verwood 4: Romsey 4, Attempts off target Verwood 8: Romsey 6

. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Charlie Gajic.
The first team could have done with some of the Reserves goals today! - whilst the First team match with Romsey at Potterne ended goalless, the reserves were recording a 7-2 win at Romsey (including a hat-trick from Joe Kimber)
21-Apr-14 Hopes Popped by PoppiesHomepage Headline - "Popped by Poppies"
Poppies take a 2-0 half time lead, Verwood grab one back quickly but Poppies burst hopes and grab a third after concerted pressure from Verwood.

StevieStats™Corners Verwood 2: Poppies 2, Attempts on target Verwood 10: Poppies 7, Attempts off target Verwood 5: Poppies 5

. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Charlie Gajic
19-Apr-14 Three in Six from SholingHomepage Headline - "Three in Six from Sholing"
Sholing score three goals in six minutes on the half hour after a Jack Lovell goal had given Verwood the lead. Final score finished 4-1 to Sholing.

StevieStats™Corners Sholing 8: Verwood 5, Attempts on target Sholing 11: Verwood 2 , Attempts off target Sholing 6: Verwood 4

. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Chris Lynch
16-Apr-14 Draw with Wyvern ChampionsHomepage Headline - "Draw with Wyvern Champions"
The Reserves take a 1-1 finish against Ringwood Town Reserves who arrived at Potterne already champions of Wyvern League Division 1 (West). Congratulations to Ringwood on their seasons achievement and well done to our lads for matching them on the night. [Picture] Joe Kimber slots home the Verwood first half goal.
13-Apr-14 The Golf Report "The Golf Report" - I have obviously been good in a previous life as yet again we were blessed with perfect weather for our 5th Annual Golf day held at Crane Valley last Friday. Ten teams of 4 players entered and hopefully a good day was had by all. Delighted to report that the Clubs finances are £1,100 better off and we owe a massive thanks to all the competitors, sponsors, the Golf Club and the hard working helpers.

The Golf ReportThe overall individual winner who is off to Portugal with his prize was Simon Guy who bagged an impressive 40 Stableford points.

The winning team was Adie's dream team consisting of Adi Arnold, Danny Saxby, Jim Dyer and Pete Barham. The winning score was 121 points. Second team was Galer's bricklayers with 119 points and third Newtown Builders with 116.

Nearest the pin and the longest drive were both won by Scott Taylor who showed no embarrassment coming up to collect two prizes! Nearest the pin in 2 on the 18th was won by Ray Jenkins and he got a £40 voucher for a meal at the Spice of India. His 3 team mates (including me) are still awaiting our invites to join him for dinner.......!

We needed a putting play off for the putting competition between Phil Manning and Jim Dyer which Phil managed to win.

Congratulations to all of them!

It should also be mentioned that the team in 10th received a trophy each. They only secured 91 points and normally we would not mention names, but as it personally gave me so much satisfaction here they are, Roger & Dan Coggan, Billy Andrews and Tony Cooper!

Finally the thank you's:-

  • Tournament Sponsor - Tony Kingsley at Cooling Energy Services

    The Golf Report
  • Hole Sponsors: Aliport, Shaun Gale, ITserV Services, NewTown Builders, Rossgarth YFC, Spice of India and Billy Andrews.

  • To all the Raffle prize donations especially Nigel Reeves, Roger Coggan, Crane Valley Golf Club and VTFC Committee.

  • The Helpers: Roy the Camera, Mick the buggy driver, Wattsy the ?, Laura, Sue and Jennie for registrations and raffle sales and 10th hole drinks dispensers, all the staff at Crane Valley, Chairman Steve for presenting the prizes and last but by no means least young Greg who did so much in the office to make sure the Tournament went ahead.
The Golf Report See our Photos website pages for Team, Awards and Out and About Pictures

Sorry if I have missed anyone out! - Nev

12-Apr-14 Held by FawleyHomepage Headline - "Held by Fawley"
Afer a bright start from Verwood it ends 1-1 and honours even against Fawley . It's "Fawley Day" as the First team entertain Fawley AFC in both First and Reserve team fixtures today. Sam Joy scored the Verwood goal in a 1-1 draw at Potterne whilst the Reserves win 4-3 at Fawley - more to follow (12-Apr)

StevieStats™ Corners Verwood 9: Fawley 6, Attempts on target Verwood 9: Fawley 8 , Attempts off target Verwood 5: Fawley 7

Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Chris Lynch
12-Apr-14 Poore takes charge "Poore Takes Charge"

Carl Poore officially takes over as the manager of Verwood Town on Saturday and the former AFC Bournemouth, Dorchester, Wimborne and Poole Town defender is relishing the new challenge.

It is a step up from the Dorset Premier League where he was boss of neighbours Cranborne, a step he is looking forward to taking, "I can't wait for the challenge to start. The Wessex League is one of the best in the area. It's such a strong league with some big clubs in it.

"Verwood is a big town and I believe that it deserves a good football club. I know the club well and when you look back only a few years, the improvements have been vast. The ground is nice for supporters and they can see a very good young team playing in a decent semi-professional league.

Poore takes charge "For me this period is now looking toward next season and we have some very good games to end this one. It is my job to continue the good work that has been done here and to keep building. I have spoken to the players as a group and individually and told them what direction I want us to go and it has all been very positive."

The new man in charge has said that there will be no wholesale changes at the club, but with his contacts within the local non-league scene, he will be hoping for to bring in some new talent, "I have played in this area for many years and I know a lot of players. I will not be taking anything away from the players we have here now though as they all deserve their chance.

"I look at the league table though and the way results have gone recently and I know we need to be improving on that. The aim next season has to be for being in mid table and with the way they play against the big teams in this league, we should be capable of that. They have struggled against some of the lesser sides and we need a mentality where we raise our game in each match, and not just against the top teams."

Poore takes chargeThe start can't be much harder as following three defeats on the trot the Potters now face a tricky tie against a struggling Fawley who have everything to play in the match at Potterne Park on Saturday (kick off 3.07 pm), this is then followed by a visit to Wembley bound FA Vase finalists Sholing!, but Carl is looking forward to being in the dug out, "It's a tough start, I'm just looking forward to it though and want the lads to show me what they are capable of. It's a step up for me as a manager, but one I know I'm ready for and I'm just delighted to be the manager here and getting started and what I hope will be another successful period for the club."

Article: Michael Cunningham April 2014

10-Apr-14 Hit for Fourham by FarehamHomepage Headline - "Hit for Fourham by Fareham"
Verwood lose 3-1 in the first of this weeks midweek matches at Moneyfields. Fareham on Thursday!

StevieStats™Corners Fareham 0: Verwood 4, Attempts on target Fareham 8: Verwood 4 , Attempts off target Fareham 3: Verwood 2

. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Brad Hill
8-Apr-14 No Change out of MoneyfieldsHomepage Headline - "No Change out of Moneyfields"
Verwood lose 3-1 in the first of this weeks midweek matches at Moneyfields. Fareham on Thursday!

StevieStats™Corners Moneyfields 8: Verwood 4, Attempts on target Moneyfields 5: Verwood 7 , Attempts off target Moneyfields 10: Verwood 2

. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Brad Hill
5-Apr-14 An Eling Comedy of ErrorsHomepage Headline - "An Eling Comedy of Errors"
An eight goal match after only being 1-1 at half-time. Verwood lose 5-3 at Totton and Eling

StevieStats™Corners Totton & Eling 3: Verwood 1, Attempts on target Totton & Eling 8: Verwood 8 , Attempts off target Totton & Eling 5: Verwood 5

. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Charlie Gajic
4-Apr-14 Potters Appojnt PooreHomepage Headline - "Potters Appoint Poore" Carl Poore (right) with Verwood Chairman Steve Jefferis is announced as new Verwood Team Manager

Verwood Town FC are delighted to announce that Carl Poore has been appointed as manager of the Potterne Park Outfit.

Poore has been the manager of Dorset Premier League side Cranborne, taking the reins in 2013 after becoming a well-respected defender in local non-league circles, playing for the likes of Dorchester Town, Wimborne Town and was captain of a highly successful Poole Town side. Carl was a key figure in the Dolphins Wessex League winning squad in 2009 and also the side that reached the semi-finals of the FA Vase in 2011.

He was forced to announce his retirement from the playing side of the game through a knee injury and showed a great eagerness to remain in the game, qualifying as a coach and then being appointed as Cranborne manager before being announced as the new Verwood boss.

Potters Chairman Steve Jefferis is delighted with the appointment, saying, "We had a lot of interest in the manager's position, but the appointment of Carl was a unanimous decision. He is local to the area and knows the club, has good contacts and knowledge of the Wessex League and has drive, determination and knows how to get the best out of players."

"He has a great deal of respect in local non-league circles and importantly knows many of the Verwood players and we are all extremely pleased that he is the man to take the club forward. The appointment comes at a vital time as it will give us the stability that every club needs approaching the close season. It will give Carl the time to assess the squad and we can be fully prepared for the 2014-15 season."

Michael Cunningham
Publicity Manager - Verwood Town FC
2-Apr-14 No Score DrawHomepage Headline - "No Score Draw"
It finished 0-0 in the midweek ganme at Potterne vs Blackfield & Langley.

StevieStats™ Corners Verwood 6: Blackfield 5, Attempts on target Verwood 5: Blackfield 6 , Attempts off target Verwood 8: Blackfield 10

Verwood Town Supporters ‘Matchman’ was Charlie Gajic
30-Mar-14 Thanks from the Vice-Chairman
It had potential for a very difficult day yesterday with a number of Committee members being away for the weekend coupled with the major changes within the Club.

I don't wish to labour on these points but rather say a massive thank you to all those that have rallied round to help.
Unfortunately the result went against us but we are indebted to Danny Saxby for stepping in as interim manager and the Players for turning out in their numbers. The changing room atmosphere is good and a lot of that is down to Bernie and Dan Scott.

Off the pitch the set up cavalry superbly marshalled by Roy were brilliant. The Clubs thanks must go to Colin and Kevin for putting up the banners, Jennie, Greg and Lila for running the kiosk and other helpers I saw down there including Martin Gilham, Alec Guthrie, Jim Dyer, Mike Fry, Steve Yerby and Wattsy. If I have missed anyone out my sincere apologies but I wasn't out pitch side for long after the game.

Well done and thank you to everyone who helped.

Neville
Vice Chairman - Verwood Town FC
29-Mar-14 No Fun at the Fare today!Homepage Headline - "No Fun at the Fare today!"
Fareham take the win today at Potterne. 1-1 at half-time. Fareham score after some concerted Verwood pressure in the second half and go on to add a third. Final score 1-3 Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Charlie Gajic
25-Mar-14 Hammers Hit at HomeHomepage Headline - "Hammers Hit at Home"
A 3-0 score in the wrong direction for us tonight as Hamworthy United take the win at the County Ground.

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

. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Charlie Elysee
25-Mar-14 Management Changes - The Club are naturally disappointed to lose long serving Manager Adie Arnold, who announced his departure after the match at Downton last Saturday. We thank Adie for all he has achieved and brought to the club and we wish him all the very best in any future exploits. Club Chairman Steve Jefferis expressed our sentiments following the announcement "Adie will hold a special place in all our hearts for what he has achieved and remains a friend of this Club"
22-Mar-14 Saxby ShinesHomepage Headline - "Saxby Shines"
A Saxby hat-trick and a 3-0 win at Downton for the First Team. At Potterne the Reserves make it three wins in succession with a 2-0 victory over Team Solent.

StevieStats™Corners Downton 3: Verwood 4, Attempts on target Downton 7: Verwood 11 , Attempts off target Downton 2: Verwood 3

. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Nathan Saxby.
18-Mar-14 Spirited peformance as Verwood defeated by Title FavouritesHomepage Headline - "Spirited peformance as Verwood defeated by Title Favourites"
A Sholing score on 7 minutes and it stays that way in the midweek game.

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

Verwood Town Supporters ‘Matchman’ was Ray Stroud
15-Mar-14 Mixed Fortunes in Island ExchangeHomepage Headline - "Mixed Fortunes in Island Exchange"
Today our visitors to Potterne were Newport IOW, whilst our Reserves traveled in the other direction across the Solent to face East Cowes Victoria. Newport picked up the win 2-1 in the Wessex league encounter whilst the Reserves won out 3-1 over East Cowes in the Wyvern league match

StevieStats™ Corners Verwood 1: Newport 2, Attempts on target Verwood 3: Newport 5 , Attempts off target Verwood 3: Newport 7

Verwood Town Supporters ‘Matchman’ for the second match running was Russell Dyer.
12-Mar-14 High Five Alresford Hit Top SpotHomepage Headline - "High Five Alresford Hit Top Spot"
Visitors Alresford Town score 5 at Potterne and climb to the League top spot. A difficult run of games continues with defeat to Alresford 5-0 in the midweek match

StevieStats™ Corners Verwood 2: Alresford 6, Attempts on target Verwood 3: Alresford 9 , Attempts off target Verwood 7: Alresford 6

Verwood Town Supporters ‘Matchman’ was Russell Dyer.
8-Mar-14 Winchester WinHomepage Headline - "Winchester Win"
Table toppers Winchester take the win 1-0 through a second half goal.

StevieStats™Corners Winchester 10: Verwood 1, Attempts on target Winchester 7: Verwood 3 , Attempts off target Winchester 4: Verwood 4

. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Chris Lynch. In Verwood the Reserves score five in a 5-1 win over East Cowes Victoria
4-Mar-14 Fixture backlog continues - Disappointing at 3:30pm to receive the message from Fareham Town that tonight's match was postponed. With the large fixture backlog, Fareham's greater than ours I'm sure all would have hoped to have had a game. The number of matches remaining to be fitted in worsens for all.
25-Feb-14 Third time unluckyHomepage Headline - "Third time unlucky"
In the third encounter between the two sides this season, and after two defeats at the hands of Verwood it's Horndean this time who come out on top with a 2-0 win at Five Heads Park. A goal in each half.

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

. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Russell Dyer
19-Feb-14 Early Rain Late PostponementHomepage Headline - "Early Rain Late Postponement"
A late postponement for the midweek game resulted in a training session rather than a match. It was Training only as the rain arrived much earlier than expected and resulted in the late postponement of the match against Blackfield.
14-Feb-14 Pictures from the Potterne LidoHomepage Headline - "Pictures from the Potterne Lido"
As rain continues to fall here, the inspection party take a look at the new Potterne Lido. Another largely washed out weekend in prospect.
11-Feb-14 Better or Worse? - Interestingly last season around this time we had 10 matches postponed between the start of December and 11th Feb. This season, despite everything appearing worse in terms of weather we've had err......10 postponements. Others of course may have fared less well and we probably still have more postponements to come looking at the Forecasts!!
8-Feb-14 Potters Ready for the Next Step "Potters Ready for the Next Step" - First Team Manager Adie Arnold interview with Mick Cunningham

Verwood Town FC have followed the path of the Dorset town with rapid growth in recent years, and highly respected manager Adie Arnold believes the club is ready to step up the progression

The club have moved quickly from Bournemouth and Hampshire leagues to competing in the Wessex League Premier Division as well as the FA Cup and FA Vase. The club have moved on from playing on park pitches to their Potterne Park home. The stadium is a testament to the hard work of a number of Verwood people who have dedicated many hours for the love of the club.

There is seating, covered terracing and now a tea bar, making the experience of watching 'The Potters', a highly enjoyable one. Now just one step away from Southern League football, the club are urging the people and businesses in the town to get behind their local club, a club that is doing the town of Verwood proud.

Potters Ready for the Next Step It has been manager Adie Arnold who has overseen the progression on the field and he believes that the town can come together to help the football club continue it's remarkable progression, "We need some input so that we can keep the nucleus of the young side we have here together." Explained the manager.

"We have a great bunch of lads here, and with finances, the majority will stay with me. I am looking to progress, the players want to progress and the club want to progress. We all have that ambition here and with investment, we can realise that."

The philosophy of the club has always been to give young players a chance to flourish and Arnold is certain with investment, they can be allowed to reach their potential, "We have a really good group here. In my time at Verwood, I have built up three teams, and this is the best one. A lot of the players have been at other clubs, but have not been given a chance. They have come here and we have nurtured them and we know that if we keep this side together, we can push on as a club, but have to have more to offer the players.

Potters Ready for the Next Step Arnold is urging people of Verwood to get behind their local club, whether individuals coming along to the game or local businesses backing their local club, "I don't think that people in the town of Verwood realise what level we play at. We play in a good semi-professional league, we play in the FA Cup and the FA Vase. When I speak to people and tell them that, they are gobsmacked that they have a club like ours on their doorstep. It's a good standard of football, it's entertaining, the lads always give their all and try and play the game in the right way.

"The potential is here, we now need the people and the businesses of Verwood to get behind the club and us to continue to move forward."

WANT TO GET INVOLVED? We want local businesses to get involved with their local club. We can offer match, manager and player sponsorship packages, ground advertising, programme advertising, we can cater for any partnerships to help the continued progression of Verwood Town FC and to raise the profile of any company. Please contact Verwood Town Football Club Chairman Steve Jefferis or Mick Cunningham Publicity manager.

Article: Michael Cunningham February 2014

8-Feb-14 Having to Sit it out!Homepage Headline - "Having to Sit it out!"
Another Saturday of postponements around the region with nearly all matches postponed again. Both our First and Reserves teams games were postponed. [Picture] Moors Valley Country Park is adjaecent to our Potterne Park pitch. You wouldn't have wanted to sit in this seat by the lake there today!
4-Feb-14 The Show Must Go OnHomepage Headline - "The Show Must Go On"
Heavy rain and very strong winds at Romsey but both sides got on with the game which ended in a 1-1 draw.

StevieStats™ Corners Romsey 2: Verwood 10, Attempts on target Romsey 5: Verwood 5 , Attempts off target Romsey 6: Verwood 6

. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Jamie Thoroughgood
1-Feb-14 Lone SurvivorHomepage Headline - "Lone Survivor"
Only the excellent pitch at Bemerton survived the rain in this Saturdays Wessex Washout. A week ago we lost a point due to a late Poppies goal at Bournemouth, today we earned a point with a late goal at Bemerton - Funny old game Football !!. A 1-1 draw at Bemerton Heath

StevieStats™ Corners Bemerton 11: Verwood 8, Attempts on target Bemerton 7: Verwood 6 , Attempts off target Bemerton 11: Verwood 8

. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Charlie Gajic
25-Jan-14 Sunshine and warmth on the way!Homepage Headline - "Sunshine and warmth on the way!"
:-) Not really - dream on! Another batch of postponements this weekend and all this wet weather is enough to send even the ducks packing
21-Jan-14 Late Goal sinks Verwood in Waterworld Late Goal sinks Verwood in WaterworldHomepage Headline - "Late Goal sinks Verwood in Waterworld" Second-half rain revisited with a vengeance. Poppies grab a late winner on 86 minutes.

StevieStats™ Corners Bournemouth 6: Verwood 5, Attempts on target Bournemouth 7: Verwood 6 , Attempts off target Bournemouth 8: Verwood 5

. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Chris Lynch [Pictures] Ben Kelly defends for Verwood.. and It wasn't so bad at Half-Time (really!)
11-Jan-14 Verwood victory but almost pay for late penaltyHomepage Headline - "Verwood victory but almost pay for late penalty" 2-1 victory over Folland Sports. Jack Lovell with a goal in each half. Verwood two up when a late penalty and a red card for Verwood keeper Chris Lynch makes it a frantic last 4 minutes -

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

Verwood Town Supporters ‘Matchman’ was Brad Hill. [Picture] Dean Evans - kept busy in defence during the second half
4-Jan-14 The Rain comes in Waves!Homepage Headline - "The Rain comes in Waves!" Quite literally too as storms and rain spread across the country seemingly every other day resulting in our own and most others pitches remaining flooded! [Picture] Puddle the Potterne Duck reporting on matchday
24-Dec-13 Happy ChristmasHomepage Headline - "Happy Christmas and New Year" A Happy Christmas and New Year to all from Verwood Town FC
..well, you probably ought to have sent them all by now, but for that last minute idea! - Yes, Blue Peter type ingenuity lives on in 2013 - Print off your own Verwood Town Christmas Card. Select the image here to open/download the PDF, Print, fold and trim to shape and impress your friends. ..and yes the picture is probably finished now, if you are not on there, you are safe for another year! :-) Click Here to Open and download the card.
14-Dec-13 Murray Mint brings forth Joy as scoreline has good Oldring to itHomepage Headline - "Murray Mint brings forth Joy as scoreline has good Oldring to it" A James Murray opener followed up by goals from Sam Joy and Matt Oldring (pictured right) take Verwood into a 3-0 half-time lead over Lymington Town. In the second half, narrowly escaping going 4 down, Lymington immediately grab one back and continue to push forward. Verwood have a succession of attempts which hit the Lymington posts and crossbar but don't add any more -

StevieStats™ Corners Verwood 4: Lymington 5, Attempts on target Verwood 8: Lymington 3 , Attempts off target Verwood 10: Lymington 5

Verwood Town Supporters ‘Matchman’ was Sam Joy.
11-Dec-13 Jumpin Jack but No Flash from VerwoodHomepage Headline - "Jumpin Jack but No Flash from Verwood" Jack Lovell (above) and Ben Kelly reduced the deficit but similar to last season, another goalfest in the game at Christchurch but Verwood are on the wrong end of a 5-2 scoreline.

StevieStats™ Corners Christchurch 0: Verwood 6, Attempts on target Christchurch 7: Verwood 5 , Attempts off target Christchurch 4: Verwood 5

. Verwood Town Supporters ‘Matchman’ was Jack Lovell
7-Dec-13 Wistful reflections as Whitchurch winHomepage Headline - "Wistful reflections as Whitchurch win" A few breaks and Verwood might have got something from this game. As it was, Nick Turpin's first half goal was enough to win it for our visitors

StevieStats™ Corners Verwood 2: Whitchurch 7, Attempts on target Verwood 3: Whitchurch 6 , Attempts off target Verwood 4: Whitchurch 6

Verwood Town Supporters ‘Matchman’ was Ben Kelly
4-Dec-13 Gillingham gain the upper handHomepage Headline - "Gillingham gain the upper hand" Defeat for Verwood as a Gillingham goal in each half delivers victory for our visitors in the Dorset Senior Cup Quarter Final match

StevieStats™ Corners Verwood 3: Gillingham 8, Attempts on target Verwood 4: Gillingham 9 , Attempts off target Verwood 2: Gillingham 6

Verwood Town Supporters ‘Matchman’ was Ben Kelly
30-Nov-13 Late Dusk Goal delivers draw for VerwoodHomepage Headline - "Late Dusk Goal delivers draw for Verwood" Having taken an early lead, Verwood surrender the advantage and go behind before a late goal leveled as dark descended.

StevieStats™ Corners Fawley 0: Verwood 5, Attempts on target Fawley 5: Verwood 6 , Attempts off target Fawley 3: Verwood 4

. Verwood Town Supporters ‘Matchman’ was Matt Oldring. [Picture] Relief as the leveler goes in!
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27-Nov-13 Same AgainHomepage Headline - "Same Again" Earlier in the season it finished 2-2 at Portchester, the return at Potterne finished with the same scoreline. 2-2 against AFC Portchester, Verwood have the lead twice through Dean Evans and Brad Hill goals but Portchester level it up in an exciting match.

StevieStats™ Corners Verwood 3: Portchester 8, Attempts on target Verwood 8: Portchester 4 , Attempts off target Verwood 2: Portchester 10

[Picture] Sam Joy (centre) in action for Verwood
23-Nov-13 SHARP looking Verwood secure 3 POINTS for DARTSHomepage Headline - "SHARP looking Verwood secure 3 POINTS for DARTS" With Manager Adie Arnold away today, First Team Coach Andy ‘Darts’ Darnton (top) took charge to point Verwood to a 5-0 Victory over Totton & Eling. Goals from Luke Homer (centre) and Jack Lovell (bottom) along the way
Verwood hit five against Totton & Eling. Goals from Oldring, Saxby(2) Homer and Lovell.

StevieStats™ Corners Verwood 3: Totton & Eling 0, Attempts on target Verwood 9: Totton & Eling 2 , Attempts off target Verwood 9: Totton & Eling 4

Verwood Supporters Matchman Nathan Saxby
20-Nov-13 Evans To BootHomepage Headline - "Evans To Boot" Goals from Jack Lovell and Dean ‘New Boots’ Evans (pictured) are enough to take the victory against Hamworthy United on a cold November Wednesday. With a penalty kick hitting the post Verwood may have had reason to believe it wouldn't be their night. But two goals thereafter saw them go in two up at half-time. Hamworthy struck back quickly in the second to set up an end to end and nail biting contest for both teams but no more goals were scored. Verwood Town 2 Hamworthy United 1

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

Verwood Supporters Matchman was Charlie Gajic
16-Nov-13 Ribbon Cut as Kiosk Opens Brad Hill was awarded the Verwood Town Supporters Matchman award after the FA Vase match at the weekend. He was presented with his award after the match by our kind sponsors Manitou (16-Nov)
16-Nov-13 Ref sees RedHomepage Headline - "Ref sees Red" The referee issues a straight red to Verwood's Jack Lovell after this clash with Alresford keeper Hixon inside the first 10 minutes. This makes the mountain to climb against Wessex High flyers and Cup Kings Alresford Town that much tougher.
10 man Verwood perform with great credit against Alresford Town in the FA Carlsberg Vase match. With only 10 for most of the match, Nathan Saxby pulls one back after the visitors had extended their lead to two goals after the half-time interval and get back into the match. But having to push forward with a tired legs it's unsurprisingly Alresford who counter with two goals at the finish to take a comfortable victory 4-1. We hope they get a good draw and wish them well in the next round! With StevieStats™ away, it's AnalystAndy™ with the stats today which were as follows

Corners Verwood 6: Alresford 6, Attempts on target Verwood 3: Alresford 10 , Attempts off target Verwood 10: Alresford 12

Verwood Town Matchman was Brad Hill.
11-Nov-13 Vase WeekendHomepage Headline - "Vase Weekend "
FA Carlsberg Vase Second Round next Saturday 16th November Verwood Town v Alresford Town
8-Nov-13 We all got QuizicalHomepage Headline - "We all got Quizical" Quiz Night Winners, and erm.. winners. Quiz night victors the Quizzy Rascals (top) with club chairman Steve Jefferis and their certificates and prizes . The event held at the Hideaway was a great success with 10 teams competing. The Screaming Beavers (bottom) received their prizes for another feat :-)
5-Nov-13 First half goals dampen Verwood's Bonfire NightHomepage Headline - "First half goals dampen Verwood's Bonfire Night" On Guy Fawkes Night, two first half Newport goals are enough to see the Islanders win which sees them go top of the Premier Division table.

StevieStats™ Corners Newport 7: Verwood 0, Attempts on target Newport 5: Verwood 2 , Attempts off target Newport 7: Verwood 3

. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Matt Oldring
2-Nov-13 Cranberry DelightHomepage Headline - "Cranberry Delight" Dorset Senior Cup win 4-0 at Cranborne. The Senior cup win will pitch Verwood at home to Gillingham on Wednesday 4th December in the next round.

StevieStats™ Corners Cranborne 2: Verwood 8, Attempts on target Cranborne 3: Verwood 13 , Attempts off target Cranborne 4: Verwood 5

. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Jack ‘hat-trick’ Lovell
2-Nov-13 Reserves don't quite Hythe enough!Homepage Headline - "Reserves don't quite Hythe enough!" Reserves lose our 2-1 to Hythe and Dibden at Potterne. A late first half goal from Hythe makes it 2-0 at half-time. Verwood score with late penalty.
30-Oct-13 BrockeredHomepage Headline - "Brockered" Verwood lose out to solitary goal at home to Brockenhurst in the midweek match

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

Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Dean Evans
26-Oct-13 Ribbon Cut as Kiosk Opens Ribbon Cut as Kiosk Opens October 26th 2013 saw Laura Jefferis and Jennie Munson cutting the ribbon to open the new facility for Verwood Town FC Potterne match days. Situated alongside the main stand, the on-ground facility will provide hot and cold drinks, and snacks throughout the match and a new area for visiting officials at half-time. The Club would like to express it's great thanks to all those who helped to get the facility together. Particular thanks must go to Laura Jefferis for all the effort she put in setting up the kitchen. She spent a good few hours friday cleaning the unit and more on the Saturday setting it all up. Also thanks to Jennie Munson, Steve Jefferis, Dan Scott and Nevile Musnon in bringing it all together.
26-Oct-13 Win-chesterHomepage Headline - "Win-chester" Verwood gain victory over Winchester City. Jack Lovell seen scoring the Verwood goal on 35 minutes

StevieStats™ Corners Verwood 0: Winchester 5, Attempts on target Verwood 3: Winchester 6 , Attempts off target Verwood 2: Winchester 5

Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was John Webb
19-Oct-13 Two Goal Lovell Collects in Vase Victory over LaverstockHomepage Headline - "Two Goal Lovell Collects in Vase Victory over Laverstock" Jack Lovell is pictured, seen collecting his Supporters "Matchman" award at the end of the match from the Clubs Golden Wedding Couple David and Sheila Leigh. Verwood win 3-1 against Laverstock and Ford in the FA Carlsberg Vase match at Potterne. Jack Lovell scores twice and Charlie Gajic adds a third goal in the second half to secure victory after Jamie Smith had put the visitors ahead.

StevieStats™ Corners Verwood 4: Laverstock & Ford 3, Attempts on target Verwood 10: Laverstock & Ford 4 , Attempts off target Verwood 9: Laverstock & Ford 2

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18-Oct-13 It Was 50 years Ago Today!Homepage Headline - "It Was 50 years Ago Today!" Family and Friends including a large number from the Verwood "Football Fraternity" were happy to celebrate David and Sheila's Golden Wedding Anniversary yesterday evening at the Verwood Sports and Social Club. In addition to enjoying the evening the club would like to place on record it's greatful thanks to both of them for their longserving support on the Committee and help provided over many years.
15-Oct-13 Hot Spice in Afghanistan!! Hot Spice in Afghanistan The long sleeved Verwood Town shirt a little hot for club friend Shaun Harrop in Afghanistan as he competes in a "fun" race over there with some 130+ other runners. The club and our sponsors both getting some exposure abroad! Finishing hot and tired, Shaun finished in the top half of the field and Curry was probably not immediately on his mind afterwards :-) As reported previously Shaun is working in Afghanistan at present.
12-Oct-13 The Whitchurch Which ReportHomepage Headline - "The Whitchurch Which Report" A narrow defeat at Whitchurch. Verwood score first through Nathan Saxby but a disputed penalty and second half header secure the points for the hosts.

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

. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Matt Oldring
5-Oct-13 What you could have Won!! What you could have Won!! Prior to Saturdays match, Rob Jones (right) from sponsors CES accompanied by Club Chairman Steve Jefferis (left), presented Dan Munday with his prize for being Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" at the recent FA Vase match. Now if Dan had been of drinking age he would have received the Champagne instead of Fizzy Orange, in addition to the cash award :-)
5-Oct-13 Moneyfields Bank the PointsHomepage Headline - "Moneyfields Bank the Points" Verwood defeated by Moneyfields at Potterne. Stuart Green scores for Moneyfields on 25 minutes and adds another early in the second half. Moneyfields score a very late goal to make it three.

StevieStats™ Corners Verwood 5: Moneyfields 6, Attempts on target Verwood 2: Moneyfields 9 , Attempts off target Verwood 3: Moneyfields 8

. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Ben Kelly.
28-Sep-13 Relief for Reserves as first points go on the boardHomepage Headline - "Relief for Reserves as first points go on the board" Reserve Team Management can afford to smile after their first Wyvern win of the season 4-0 against Fawley AFC. All goals coming in the first half
[Picture] Team Manager Neville Munson (right) and assistant Shaun Gale
24-Sep-13 Effort All Round as Verwood leave Lymington with the PointsHomepage Headline - "Effort All Round as Verwood leave Lymington with the Points" A super effort from the whole team to overcome a good Lymington side on Tuesday Evening
[Picture] John Webb Verwood win 3-2 at Lymington. Homer, Dyer and Lovell bagging the goals.

StevieStats™ Corners Lymington 4: Verwood 8, Attempts on target Lymington 7: Verwood 10 , Attempts off target Lymington 4: Verwood 2

. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Matt Oldring.
21-Sep-13 Early Start for MundayHomepage Headline - "Early Start for Munday" Dan Munday scores Verwood's opener inside the first minute. It stays that way until half-time as Horndean rue their missed chances. They quickly level in the second before Verwood apply the pressure and go on to score two through John Webb (penalty) and Dan Munday again to round off a 3-1 win (21-Sep) [Picture] Verwood's Luke Homer (right) in the midfield tuggle on this occasion.

StevieStats™ Corners Horndean 7: Verwood 4, Attempts on target Horndean 6: Verwood 6 , Attempts off target Horndean 12: Verwood 8

. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Dan Munday, who in addition to totting up one award towards the end of season prizegiving, will also receive £25 as is awarded through our kind sponsors for FA Cup and FA Vase "Matchman" awards
17-Sep-13 Close Encounter but Third DefeatHomepage Headline - "Close Encounter but Third Defeat" Having played last seasons top two in Blackfield and Alresford in the last four days, Verwood hit their third defeat in a row going narrowly down 1-0 to an Alresford 16th minute goal

StevieStats™ Corners Alresford 9: Verwood 4, Attempts on target Alresford 10: Verwood 5 , Attempts off target Alresford 6: Verwood 7

. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Ben Kelly.
14-Sep-13 Blackfield Edge ItHomepage Headline - "Blackfield Edge It" Verwood's first half lead through a Dan Munday goal lasts only a few minutes and Blackfield & Langley strike a second half winner as Town go down 1-2 at Blackfield & Langley.

StevieStats™ Corners Blackfield & Langley 5: Verwood 6, Attempts on target Blackfield & Langley 7: Verwood 5 , Attempts off target Blackfield & Langley 8: Verwood 6

. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Dean Evans. [Picture] Matt Oldring (centre left)
7-Sep-13 Following the match on Saturday, 21 participants entered our Annual Games night being a mixture of Players, Committee members, Supporters and Wives/Girlfriends. This year youth prevailed over experience!

With Boyd's Social Club till kept busy and hot dogs and buffet helping to keep everyone fuelled the battles commenced.

The Table Tennis, always difficult to do with a few pints sloshing around inside was retained by Ben Kelly. The final was between Ben and James Murray and it was a close run game. Congratulations to Ben and also Galer who made it to the semi's despite being twice the age of any of the other final four.

The Pool saw some interesting matches and in a turnaround of previous years the Committee were falling by the wayside with the players dominating. I am classing Danny Saxby as a player and unfortunately he and Alex Brooker were losing semi-finalists with the final between Mike Haskell and Ben Kelly. Mike went onto win and congratulations to him. A special mention to Jennie Munson who made it through to the Quarter finals only to be beaten by the eventual winner. It should be mentioned also that previous champion Roy Mortimer did not get past the first round!

The Darts was a closely fought battle between the ages. Again the champion Roy fell at the first hurdle but the semis saw Galer play Nathan Saxby with Mike Haskell taking on the competitive and past champion Adrian Arnold. The final was between Adi and Nathan and despite being told he'll never be selected for the first team again Nathan ignored this and went onto win.

However, not to be outdone the Committee wiped the floor with the football cards with the winners being Chairman Steve and Secretary Roy!

There was a terrific atmosphere which formed a most enjoyable evening and thanks go to everyone who helped, especially Laura who kept score and kept the tournaments ticking over and Jennie and Anna for their efforts with the food and tidying up. In addition I am pleased to announce we made a profit of £115 for Club funds..

A big thank you to everyone who attended. Next event, the Quiz, details to follow shortly....mrsociable...Mr Sociable

7-Sep-13 Heathens Open as Bemerton RainHomepage Headline - "Heathens Open as Bemerton Rain" The promised heavy showers finally appeared during the second half (left) and so did goals from Bemerton Heath Harlequins after a goalless first half, Verwood defeated 1-5.

StevieStats™ Corners Verwood 4: Bemerton 7, Attempts on target Verwood 7: Bemerton 13 , Attempts off target Verwood 5: Bemerton 10

. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Chris Lynch
31-Aug-13 Every Picture Tells a StoryHomepage Headline - "Every Picture Tells a Story" ..may have been the title of an old Rod Stewart album but towards the end of the game it felt as if we had entered a time warp as late substitute Adie Arnold watched by Danny Saxby organises a Verwood free-kick. 1-1 against Downton. A Mike Haskell early first half goal is cancelled out by an early second half Tom Plant goal for Downton. "Interesting" line-ups from both sides very short of regulars -

StevieStats™ Corners Verwood 0: Downton 4, Attempts on target Verwood 2: Downton 5 , Attempts off target Verwood 6: Downton 6

. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Matt Oldring.
26-Aug-13 Planemakers free-kick enough to down VerwoodHomepage Headline - "Planemakers free-kick enough to down Verwood" A well struck shot from a second half free-kick (above) is enough for Folland Sports to take the win 1-0 in the Bank Holiday Monday match at Hamble. Verwood Town Supporters Matchman was Chris Lynch.

StevieStats™ Corners Folland 6: Verwood 2, Attempts on target Folland 10: Verwood 2, Attempts off target Folland 7: Verwood 5

24-Aug-13 Horndean hit by second half winnerHomepage Headline - "Horndean hit by second half winner" In a tight and closely fought contest, a single second half goal from Mike Haskell 10 minutes into the second half gains the win over Horndean at Potterne Park

StevieStats™ Corners Verwood 9: Horndean 6, Attempts on target Verwood 7: Horndean 6 , Attempts off target Verwood 11: Horndean 7

. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Dan Munday pictured going close with an early effort
24-Aug13 Training starts 27th Hune! Matt Receives his Award As previously recorded in these News pages, Captain Matt Oldring received the Verwood Town Supporteres Matchman award in the cup match last week and is seen here receiving his award before the match against Horndean. The award was presented by our Chairman's wife Laura Jefferis on behalf of Gemini International Services who were unable to be present on the day
23-Aug-13 Fresh LegsHomepage Headline - "Fresh Legs" We couldn't help but notice the picture in the current "Verwood Vista" showing Committee member and former Club Chairman Mike Fry (second left) "working out" on the new Gym equipment at the Verwood Hub. Rumours that Mike is planning a playing comeback to become the oldest member of playing staff of a Wessex League club remain unfounded at this time whilst Team Manager Adie Arnold remains tight lipped about prospective signings ahead of a busy Bank Holiday weekend :-)
19-Aug-13 Whatever the scoreline, we always have a Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" award for our first team games. On FA Cup days winning this becomes more rewarding with the help of a gracious sponsor. Matt Oldring was awarded the honour following the match on Saturday and will receive Half bottle of Champagne and £25 donated this season by our sponsor Gemini International Services. THe award will be presented at the next home match
17-Aug-13 Out of the CupHomepage Headline - "Out of the Cup" FA Cup action at the weekend on the Isle of Wight. Newport win in sometimes very wet but generally mild conditions
[Picture] Verwood's Ben Kelly (right) Newport score after one minute and hold the lead to the break. They add another before Verwood grab one back seeking to setup a dramatic finish. However Town hopes are dashed as it's Newport who add two late goals to take the win 4-1. We wish them well in the next round.

StevieStats™ Corners Newport 10: Verwood 3, Attempts on target Newport 5: Verwood 3, Attempts off target Newport 5: Verwood 5

14-Aug-13 Close But Not Close EnoughHomepage Headline - "Close But Not Close Enough" This free-kick goes close as Verwood struggle to get back into the game after Brock had taken a two goal lead. An injury time goal for Verwood is too late to spark any further comeback as Verwood go down 2-1 against a Brockenhurst side on top for the majority of the match.

StevieStats™ Corners Brockenhurst 8: Verwood 4, Attempts on target Brockenhurst 6: Verwood 4, Attempts off target Brockenhurst 7: Verwood 4

. Verwood Supporters Matchman was Ben Kelly
10-Aug-13 Marksman Mike opens his accountHomepage Headline - "Marksman Mike opens his account" With his first goal this season, Mike Haskell levels the match at 1-1 on 39 minutes . Verwood 1 Christchurch 1 Verwood have the better of the second half after Christchurch had created most chances in the first. It finishes 1-1.

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

. Verwood Supporters matchman Luke Homer.
9-Aug-13 Reserves up and running with their first pre-season match on Thursday evening against our affiliate club Rossgarth YFC U18 - Some Team shots taken of both sides before kick-off - see Squad page
6-Aug-13 Opening PointchesterHomepage Headline - "Opening Pointchester" It ends level with a point each after a 2-2- draw in the first league match of the new season on Tuesdya night at AFC Portchester. 0-0 at half time Verwood take the lead only for Portchester to fight back and take a 2-1 advantage. Verwood level 3 minutes from time.

StevieStats™ Corners Portchester 5: Verwood 8, Attempts on target Portchester 9: Verwood 7, Attempts off target Portchester 5: Verwood 5

. Verwood Supporters Matchman was Brad Hill.
5-Aug-13 Another little milestone this week as our website homepage passes the 200,000 number of hits
3-Aug-13 Cup Exit to Cowes SportsHomepage Headline - "Cup Exit to Cowes Sports" The visitors from the Island go away with a 0-2 victory in our opening day Wessex league Cup Clash.

StevieStats™ Corners Verwood 11: Cowes 7, Attempts on target Verwood 7: Cowes 4 , Attempts off target Verwood 8: Cowes 6

. Verwood Supporters Matchman was Luke Homer.
31-Jul-13 Shield Success in BDFA MatchHomepage Headline - "Shield Success in BDFA Match" Verwood take the Challenge Shield this year in our annual match against the BDFA Bournemouth Representative Side. Our grateful thanks to the BDFA for helping with the atrrangements for the match which included the Shield supplied by and presented by Nicholas O'Hara, and the Man of the Match award, provided and presented by anet Jones of Simonis Florist to Verwood's Russell Dyer.
30-Jul-13 Time Closing in on Pre-SeasonHomepage Headline - "Time Closing in on Pre-Season" With just one pre-season match remaining, the regular season starts on Saturday albeit with a Wessex league Cup match at Potterne vs Cowes Sports
29-Jul-13 Regretably, the club has cancelled it's proposed match at Bashley on Tuesday 30th July
23-Jul-13 Reccy to Hamworthy works outHomepage Headline - "Reccy to Hamworthy works out" Verwood move ahead against Hamworthy Rec after Rec had drawn back level. (Picture courtesy of Laura Jefferis on this occasion)
Matt Oldring gave Verwood the lead on 43 minutes for a h/t lead. Ham Rec equalised in 2nd half before two headed goals from Lovell and Haskell secure another friendly win 3-1 (23-Jul)
11-Jul-13 First Team training on the beach - Please note that training on Thursday 25th will be on the Beach! You are kindly requested to meet at Bournemouth Pier at 7pm. No need to bring buckets and spades, just your running shoes! Adi will be working you for a couple of hours and if you behave he may get you a drink or ice cream afterwards. For anyone who cannot make it please ensure you notify Adi beforehand
20-Jul-13 Young Cherries Picked off by Second-Half Saxby strikeHomepage Headline - "Young Cherries Picked off by Second-Half Saxby strike" Verwood gain the uppper hand over an AFC Bournmeouth U18 Development side through Nathan Saxby curling shot. [Picture] Verwood's Brad Hill (left) and John Webb (centre)
16-Jul-13 Penalty Save Denies DrawHomepage Headline - "Penalty Save Denies Draw" A thorough workout at Gillingham Town. on Tuesday evening. Verwood take the lead through Lovell and Homer goals. Gillingham hit back and level by half time and then go ahead. A late penalty to Verwood is well saved to deny the draw
13-Jul-13 Lessons to be LearnedHomepage Headline - "Lessons to be Learned" Pre-Season matches kicked off with the visit of Fleet Town on a baking hot Saturday with temperatures into the thirties. Fleet take the lead with an own goal on 45 minutes, Verwood level through a Russell Dyer goal early in the second half but Fleet adding to their goals to finish winners. A competitive and entertaining match played in blisteringly hot difficult conditions.
11-Jul-13 Wyvern League Announces Wyvern Shield and League Cup Competition News - With the small divisions it is inevitable that we will run a Shield competition this season. At the start of the season there are the usual uncertainties caused by outside cup competitions but there are other imbalances which cause difficulties. As an example on September 7th, the West Division has only two grounds available whereas the East Division has at least 7 (possibly as many as 9) grounds available. It will help to overcome this imbalance if we were to start the Shield competition as soon as possible. The League Committee has considered the situation and it looks as though 28 of our 32 teams want to take part (a couple of replies are still awaited). There will be 4 groups of 7 with each team playing the other once. The top 2 teams from each group will progress to a knock out phase. The following are the groups:

GROUP A - Bemerton H.H., New Milton, Downton, Laverstock, Team Solent, Colden Common, Tadley Calleva
GROUP B - AFC Totton, Wimborne, Christchurch, Hythe & Dibden, Verwood, Locks Heath, US Portsmouth
GROUP C - Sholing, Fawley, Lymingto, n Ringwood, Follands, Horndean, Alton
GROUP D - AFC Portchester, Moneyfields, East Cowes, Newport, Romsey, Hayling, Petersfield


Wyvern League cup - In addition the draw for the 1st round of the League Cup pitches Verwood away to Bemerton HH
14-Jun-13 Town Shirt Appears in Afghanistan!Homepage Headline - "Town Shirt Appears in Afghanistan!" Club friend Shaun Harrop, now working in Afghanistan arranges for a local to pose with the Verwood Town Shirt we were able to supply. Shaun says he hopes to run with the "Yanks" in a charity run in early in July (in Afghanistan) and will wear the Verwood Town Red strip if he does. T-shirts/tops etc. available in their "Shop" are apparently very limited with only Chelsea and Man. Utd represented so our strip should prove both interesting and unique!
11-Jun-13 The Club are very pleased to announce that Neville Munson, a former Reserve Team Manager will once again take up the reigns of Management for our Reserve team playing in the 2013/14 Wyvern League. Neville, who previously managed the Reserve side a few years back when they were playing in the Bournemouth Divisional FA Leagues will be ably helped by Assistant Manager Nigel Watts and former player Shaun Gale.

The Wyvern League (West) Division announced last week at the League AGM is expected to consist of reserve sides from :- Christchurch, Downton, East Cowes Victoria, Fawley AFC, Hythe & Dibden, Laverstock & Ford, Lymington Town, Ringwood Town, Romsey Town, Team Solent, and ourselves

29-May-13 Club AGMVerwood Town FC Annual General Meeting (AGM) Will be held on Monday 3rd June 7:00pm at the Verwood Sports and Social Club - Black Hill, Verwood, BH31 6HA (behind Bradfords Builders Merchants)- All Welcome
28-May-13 Training starts 27th Hune! First Team Training Starts 27th June In preparation for the season start at the beginning of August, First team training starts Thursday June 27th at Potterne 7pm meet for 7.30 start. First Team only and any new player wishing to play at Wessex Premier level most welcome' (season starts Aug 3rd).
The Reserves season starts a a bit later and they therefore have a little longer to rest!
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