Homepage Headline - "Verwood Rewarded at League Presentation"
Last night saw the Sydenhams Wessex League presentation night in Southampton and Verwood Town were successful on two counts. For the first time ever we won the 'Programme of the year' award for the Premier Division which resulted in a cheque for £150 plus a cup. This was followed by the fair play award which this year saw us claim fourth place and a cheque for £100 - A very well done to all concerned. Attending on behalf of the club on the night and pictured with the Cup are Neville Munson, Steve Jefferis and Nigel Watts
|16-May-15||"Verwood Town FC - 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM)" - The 2015 AGM will be held on Monday 8th June at the Verwood Sports and Social Club, Black Hill, Verwood BH31 6HA (1st floor Meeting Room) starting at 7.30 p.m - All welcome|
Homepage Headline - "A Few More Thank You's"
As those who saw our end of season presentation will understand, a clubs most important activity is refuelling (in terms of food and drink that is!) - To this end, we give some extra thanks to Laura (top) for organising the match day kiosk, to 'Breakfastbutler' Richard (centre) for after match food, and to Michelle (bottom) from the Verwood Sports & Social Club for that all important liquid refreshment. Presentations were made to Laura and Michelle at our end of season BBQ by VTFC Presidents Cup winner David Leigh. As you can see Richard was busy cooking it (some flowers next season perhaps Richard )
Homepage Headline - "Wheelbarrow for Whelan's Awards?"
Tom Whelan (left) with Team Manager Carl Poore scooped the major awards at the Club's End of Season Presentation Evening held at the Carlton Hotel in Bournemouth on Saturday. The full list of winners across both First and Reserve Team awards for the season were as follows:-
1st team ’Player's Player’ - Tom Whelan
Homepage Headline - "Final Day Flourish"
Verwood finish the season with a win against Whitchurch United. Two goals from Jordan Fisk put Verwood in the driving seat against Whitchurch. The visitors get one back but it finishes 2-1.
StevieStats™Corners Verwood 10: Whitchurch 10, Attempts on target Verwood 11: Whitchurch 6, Attempts off target Verwood 10: Whitchurch 7. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Josh Buck
No goals in the midweek match at Horndean. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Tyler Rutten.
Steviestats™ Corners Horndean 9 Verwood 1, Attempts on target Horndean 4: Verwood 1, Attempts off target Horndean 11: Verwood 6.
Homepage Headline - "Late Drama Penalty Pain"
It hadn't been the best of afternoons, struggling and going a goal behind at Totton & Eling. A leveller provided some relief but an injury time penalty gave the home side three points and kept alive their hopes of avoiding relegation.
Steviestats™ Corners Totton 6 Verwood 5, Attempts on target Totton 4: Verwood 2, Attempts off target Totton 6: Verwood 6. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Charlie Gajic.
Golf Day Report -
It's nice to know there are some things you can rely on......
• excellently organised
• good facilities
• nice weather
• great prizes
• quality food
• refreshments on the course
..and Winners and a good time for all
(Now read Neville's report. Click the picture to get report - in pdf fromat)
Homepage Headline - "Three-For-All"
A late goal from Bournemouth ties it up at 3-3. An altogether familiar tale for Verwood of late in that a 2 goal lead was surrendered (for the third time in 5 matches). Declan Cleft(2) and Taffy Richardson the Verwood scorers
StevieStats™Corners Verwood 6: Poppies 7, Attempts on target Verwood 10: Poppies 10, Attempts off target Verwood 4: Poppies 9. Supporters "Matchman" was Dean Evans.
|6-Apr-15||Defeat at Hamworthy United 4-0 in the Easter Monday match. Verwood Supporters "Matchman" was Josh Buck.|
Homepage Headline - "Punished by Petersfield"
It's visitors and league leaders Petersfield Town who score an early goal to put Verwood on the back foot and they go on to register a 3-0 win.
A quick goal and strong performance provides League leaders Petersfield with a 2-0 half-time lead. Verwood put in a bit of fight in the second half and have one graze the crossbar before Petersfield add a third to settle it.
StevieStats™Corners Verwood 5: Petersfield 11, Attempts on target Verwood 1: Petersfield 10, Attempts off target Verwood 2: Petersfield 13. Supporters "Matchman" was Dean Evans.
Homepage Headline - "Handover to Andover"
A bit of ‘deja-vu‘ as for the second week running and frustration as a two goal half-time lead is lost. This time Andover Town take all the spoils with a very late goal to win 3-2. A 3-2 defeat at Andover Town.
Steviestats™ Corners Andover 5 Verwood 5, Attempts on target Andover 7: Verwood 9, Attempts off target Andover 7: Verwood 7. Both Verwood goals from Tom Whelan. The Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Russell Dyer
Homepage Headline - "Falteram at Fareham"
Verwood falter to relinquish a 2-0 half-time lead in the 2-2 draw at Fareham Town
Donachy and Whelan goals provide Verwood with the half time lead but battling Fareham fight back to earn a 2-2 draw.
Nevsnumbers™ Corners Fareham 7 Verwood 7, Attempts on target Fareham 4: Verwood 5, Attempts off target Fareham 7: Verwood 4. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Liam Donachy
|17-Mar-15||You will remember that back in December we travelled down to Cornwall and exited the FA Vase competition at the hands of AFC St Austell. They have since progressed through to the semi-final and will play the first leg at home to Glossop North End this Saturday|
Homepage Headline - "Nearly on the Money"
It finishes all square with Moneyfields.
Verwood level in the second half through a Tom Whelan free-kick (pictured) and then spend much time putting pressure on the Moneyfields goal as they go searching for a winner against a Moneyfields side reduced to 10. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Matt Groves.
StevieStats™Corners Verwood 6: Moneyfields 4, Attempts on target Verwood 11: Moneyfields 5, Attempts off target Verwood 9: Moneyfields 2.
Details for the 2015 Verwood Town FC Presentation Night now available.
Click HERE for a menu booking form to be returned to Dan Scott by 15th April
Homepage Headline - "Second Half Decay at ‘The Denplan‘"
After a close but goalless First Half, Winchester take the upper hand to win 2-0 at Winchester’s Denplan City Ground Defeat for the First team at third placed Winchester City. A close first half, no goals but Verwood having rattled the crosbar twice. Winchester make nearly all of the running in the second half and score twice to carry forward their championship and promotion hopes.
StevieStats™Corners Winchester 14: Verwood 6, Attempts on target Winchester 10: Verwood 2, Attempts off target Winchester 9: Verwood 6. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Liam Donachy.
At Potterne Park, the Reserves record a 6-0 win over East Cowes Victoria
|1-Mar-15||A big thank you to all who came and supported the Verwood Town Race Night on Saturday at the Verwood Sports and Social Club. A special thank you of course to organiser Dan Scott, to Steve and Jan Yerby for running the Tote, to Roy Mortimer for providing the Audio-visual setup, and of course the "The Breakfastbutler" for providing the food|
Homepage Headline - "Brock Rocked"
Another 5 goal weekend as Verwood take a 5-1 win at Brockenhurst. Verwood score 5 for the second successive Saturday with a 5-1 win at Brockenhurst. The home side opened the scoring and the sides went in level at half-time. Verwood Goals from Fisk, Whelan(2) Rutten, Gajic. Brockenhurst ended the match with 9 on the field after two Red cards.
StevieStats™Corners Brockenhurst 3: Verwood 9, Attempts on target Brockenhurst 5: Verwood 15, Attempts off target Brockenhurst 4: Verwood 12. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Tom Whelan
Homepage Headline - "No Change out of Moneyfields"
Defeat at second placed Moneyfields. The deadlock broken after 70 minutes by two second half goals in an entertaining match
StevieStats™Corners Moneyfields 5: Verwood 9, Attempts on target Moneyfields 4: Verwood 2, Attempts off target Moneyfields 3: Verwood 9. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Tom Whelan
Homepage Headline - "Five Alive"
Verwood hit Five goals in a 5-0 win over Newport (IOW) at Potterne Park. Five scorers in a super 5-0 win over Newport. (Ben Kelly, Matt Groves, Matt McGilchrist, Tom Whelan, Maxwell Oldham)
StevieStats™Corners Verwood 8: Newport 4, Attempts on target Verwood 15: Newport 3, Attempts off target Verwood 6: Newport 3. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Russell Dyer. In addition to all the usual photos you can find on our Photos page we have a couple of the goals captured by StevieStats™ on his phone:- Goal 2 and Goal 3
Homepage Headline - "Donachy Decider"
Liam Donachy (right) settles it in Verwood's favour scoring with a second half header. A second one nil win in succession and a close match with Fareham Town.
StevieStats™Corners Verwood 4: Fareham 6, Attempts on target Verwood 10: Fareham 7, Attempts off target Verwood 3: Fareham 7. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Liam Donachy
|9-Feb-15||Rearranged Verwood Town Race Night date - Now Saturday 28th February at the Sports & Social Club, Black Hill, Verwood - Tickets £5 including supper. Please advise when booking if vegetarian meal required Tickets available through Dan Scott on 07971 275248 or email Dan|
|9-Feb-15||Always fun to keep an eye on teams you go out to in a Cup Competition. Well it's congratulations again to AFC St Austell who overcame Stanway Rovers 2-0 to reach the quarter final stage of the FA Vase where they will play Ascot United|
Homepage Headline - "A Bit of Gajic Magic"
Charlie Gajic's swerving shot produces the only goal of the game as Verwood take a vital win and three points at Alresford.
StevieStats™Corners Alresford 6: Verwood 9, Attempts on target Alresford 4: Verwood 8, Attempts off target Alresford 4: Verwood 7. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Charlie Gajic
Homepage Headline - "Portchester Points"
Portchester pick up the points on a very cold and windy day at Potterne. Defeat to AFC Portchester by four goals to one. With the strong wind behind their backs our visitors take most of the early possession without scoring but then do eventually find the net twice to go in 2-0 up at the break. A second half penalty decision dents hopes of a fightback to go three down although Verwood continue to keep their heads up and push forward as a Portchester a red card reduces the visitors to 10 men. O
StevieStats™Corners Verwood 5: Portchester 8, Attempts on target Verwood 3: Portchester 8, Attempts off target Verwood 7: Portchester 5. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Tom Whelan. Our Reserves go out of the Poole Bay cup losing 4-0 at Hamworthy Rec.
|25-Jan-15||Due to unforseen circumstances, the Verwood Town FC Race Night originally scheduled for next Saturday is postponed - a new date to be advised|
Homepage Headline - "Fantastic Five"
Five goals for Verwood in a high scoring game at Folland Sports. For the second week running Verwood find themselves 3-0 up at half-time. Folland get one back for 1-3, thereafter the scoring goes 1-4, 2-4, 2-5, and finally a late goal for 3-5, plenty for the neutrals to enjoy! Verwood scorers Jordan Fisk (2), Dan Munday, Matt Groves and Josh Buck. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Charlie Gajic and
StevieStats™Corners Folland 4: Verwood 2, Attempts on target Folland 11: Verwood 9, Attempts off target Folland 8: Verwood 4.
|21-Jan-15||For anyone who missed the FA Vase results last Saturday, we must give our congratulations to St Austell who following their victory over us in Round 3 went on to win at Greenwich Borough thereby securing a place in the last 16 of the competition and a home tie against Stanway Rovers (Essex) of the Eastern Counties Premier League|
Homepage Headline - "Into the Gro-ove"
Matt Groves celebrates after scoring Verwood's third goal to put Town 3-0 up before half-time. Verwood make it a second win in successive weeks and complete a first double of the season with a 4-1 win over Christchurch at Hurn Bridge. Verwood goals from Liam Donachy, Jordan Fisk, Matt Groves and Dan Munday -
StevieStats™Corners Christchurch 6: Verwood 7, Attempts on target Christchurch 6: Verwood 16, Attempts off target Christchurch 5: Verwood 9. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Matt Groves
Homepage Headline - "Win over Watersiders"
A win against Blackfield and Langley at Potterne Park. All goals in the second half. Verwood equalise quickly after Blackfield's opener and go on to win 2-1. Verwood goals from Brimsom and Guthrie.
StevieStats™Corners Verwood 4: Blackfield 19, Attempts on target Verwood 4: Blackfield 8, Attempts off target Verwood 8: Blackfield 11. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Liam Donachy
Homepage Headline - "Verwood Town FC Race Night" -
Update - Original date postponed - New date to be advised
Sports and Social Club, Black Hill, Verwood - Tickets £5 including supper. Please advise when booking if vegetarian meal required Tickets available through Dan Scott on 07971 275248 or via email
|03-Jan-15|| Homepage Headline - "Mint Performance from Reserves ‘After Eight‘ goal win"
Eight goals including a Darren Munday hat-trick as Verwood Reserves win the Wyvern League encounter with Blackfield and Langley.
A great all round team performance from 2nd team. Goals from Darren Munday (3),Tyler Rutten (2), Matt Jones, James Guthrie, and 1 own goal. This result moves the team from 3rd to 2nd in the league table.
|27-Dec-14|| Homepage Headline - "Hammers head home with the points"
A solitary first half goal is enough for Hamworthy United to take the win.
StevieStats™Corners Verwood 4: Hamworthy 8, Attempts on target Verwood 7: Hamworthy 4, Attempts off target Verwood 3: Hamworthy 7. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Ben Kelly
"Advent Calendar Completes Today"
Our Advent Calendar finishes today, we hope you have had some fun looking at the images. Click the picture to see all days images in poster form.
Homepage Headline - "Merry Christmas and Eyes ahead for Saturdays early Kick-Off"
A Merry Christmas to all our supporters and friends and don't forget the match this Saturday 27th December which has an earlier start time of 12:30pm
|20-Dec-14|| Homepage Headline - "Whelan Brace in Pre Christmas Win"
Tom Whelan scores both goals (second from the spot pictured) in Verwood’s 2-0 win at Bournemouth Poppies.
StevieStats™Corners Bournemouth 10: Verwood 5, Attempts on target Bournemouth 5: Verwood 9, Attempts off target Bournemouth 7: Verwood 7. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Liam Donachy
|17-Dec-14|| Homepage Headline - "Matchman Presentation"
Whatever the Result, we always have a Supporters Matchman award for each match and a special prize/award for each FA Competition match. Russell Dyer received his award on our coach back from St Austell a couple of weeks ago
|13-Dec-14|| Homepage Headline - "Tough Times"
Verwood lose 2-0 Potterne to Bemerton Heath Harlequins increasing pressure on forthcoming matches where the strong will need to stand up. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Chris Lynch.
|11-Dec-14|| Homepage Headline - "Football Remembers Week"
Last Saturday, a joint photo taken prior to our match with St Austell. Football Remembers Week is a joint collaboration between The FA, the Premier League, the Football League and the British Council, the aim is to engage football fans and players at every level about what took place on Christmas Day one hundred years ago on the battlefields in Belgium.
On 25 December 1914, soldiers from both sides put down their weapons and crossed into ‘no man's land‘ to share in an impromptu ceasefire. First-hand accounts from the time include references to football being played and photographs taken. To this end photos are being taken across games played in this week in December 2014.
|10-Dec-14|| Homepage Headline - "Sunk by Dolphins"
A heavy defeat at the hands of Poole Town in the Dorset Senior Cup and exit from our last Cup Competition heralds a cruch time as everyone must now focus their efforts and energy on league position as Christmas looms. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Tom Whelan
|6-Dec-14|| Homepage Headline - "Verwood Vase Hopes Shattered on the Slopes at St Austell"
Decisive finishing provides St Austell with comfortable passage to the next round. Following an early Verwood disallowed effort for offside, St Austell put Verwood to the sword converting nearly all of their chances to take a 4-0 lead with only a quarter of the game gone. The game levels out a little and Verwood take the initiative at the start of the second half only to see St Austell hit another with superbly worked combination and finish. A Russell Dyer well placed shot gives the traveling supporters at least something to cheer before an own goal ends a miserable afternoon on the field. St Austell with a now 17 game winning streak will provide tough test for anyone in the next round. We wish them well and thank them for their hospitality on the day.
StevieStats™Corners St Austell 4: Verwood 6, Attempts on target St Austell 8: Verwood 2, Attempts off target St Austell 3: Verwood 3. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Russell Dyer.
|4-Dec-14|| Homepage Headline - "Matchman Award Presented"
Prior to last weekends match, and ahead of another FA Vase match this weekend, Tom Whelan was presented with his Verwood Supporters ‘Matchman‘ award of cheque and champagne for his performance in the previous FA Vase round match against Plymouth Parkway
|29-Nov-14|| Homepage Headline - "Awfawley Disappointing"
A disappointing afternoon against Fawley as we slip to a 1-0 defeat to AFC Fawley today at Potterne Park
StevieStats™Corners Verwood 1: Fawley 4, Attempts on target Verwood 6: Fawley 4, Attempts off target Verwood 6: Fawley 8. For the second successive week Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Tom Whelan -
|22-Nov-14|| Homepage Headline - "Vase Victory - Another high scoring clash"
Our journey in this years FA Carlsberg Vase competition has seen some high scoring matches. Todays nine goals today in the Second Round 5-4 win over Plymouth Parkway almost matching the 10 goals in our 2nd Qualifying round 6-4 victory. Another astonishing FA Vase match with 9 goals, Verwood winning 5-4 against Plymouth Parkway at full-time. Verwood went up 2-0 but were pegged back to 2-1 just before half-time. After Parkway had levelled in the second half and looked to be taking the advantage Verwood scored three quickly to take 5-2 lead with three quarters of the game gone. The game was far from over though as the visitors fought back and almost put the tie into extra time.
StevieStats™Corners Verwood 3: Plymouth 6, Attempts on target Verwood 10: Plymouth 12, Attempts off target Verwood 3: Plymouth 5. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Tom Whelan.
|19-Nov-14|| Homepage Headline - "FA Carlsberg Vase - This Saturday"
With both clubs having progressed through qualifying and Round 1, this Saturday we welcome Plymouth Parkway who make the long trek to Potterne Park for the FA Carlsberg Vase Round 2 match. Both clubs will of course be hoping to progress along the road to Wembley!
|18-Nov-14||As attention turns to our forthcoming FA Vase encounter with Plymouth Parkway this coming Saturday, a reflection back to our last match in the competition was made prior to the start of Saturday's match with the presentation to Charlie Gajic of his "'Matchman" award of £25 and champagne for his performance in the earlier round victory over Fareham Town|
|15-Nov-14|| Homepage Headline - "Gone in 60 Minutes"
If only games lsted an hour! - Winchester pile on the agony with second half pressure to overcome Verwood's 1-0 half-time lead, levelling on the hour and going on to score 5.
StevieStats™Corners Verwood 1: Winchester 11, Attempts on target Verwood 2: Winchester 13, Attempts off target Verwood 2: Winchester 5. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Ben Kelly.
|14-Nov-14|| Homepage Headline - "Quiz Night Success"
An excellent VTFC quiz night was enjoyed at Verwood Sports and Social Club on Friday evening. Hosted this year by Mick Cunningham (top) and extremely able helpers, our great thanks too to Richard Stainer for the super job on catering on the evening. Celebratory pics of both the spoons recipients and winners (bottom)
|09-Nov-14||A lunchtime deluge postponed Saturdays First Team match vs Moneyfields at Potterne Park. Our Reserves match at Gillingham in the Dorset Senior Trophy survived the weather where we were defeated 4-2 in normal time.|
|04-Nov-14|| Homepage Headline - "Edged out at Lymington"
A 2-1 defeat at Lymington Town in the Tuesday fixture. Half-Time sides went in 0-0, Verwood take the lead on 60 minutes (Gajic) but Lymington level quickly and go on to win 2-1 from the penalty spot. A fractious match which ended with 3 dismissals. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Dean Evans.
|01-Nov-14|| Homepage Headline - "Vase Victory"
A hard fought and entertaining match with Fareham Town ends with a 2-0 score line to Verwood courtesy of first half goals from Carl Foster and Jordan Fisk.
StevieStats™Corners Verwood 3: Fareham 11, Attempts on target Verwood 6: Fareham 5, Attempts off target Verwood 7: Fareham 4. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Charlie Gajic who will be presented with his cheque for £25.00 plus half bottle of champagne prior to next Saturday's match
Team Manager Carl Poore Post Match Interview
|31-Oct-14|| Homepage Headline - "FA Vase Trail Continues"
The FA Carlsberg Vase, a national FA competition for clubs participating at our level of Non League football and below (and last season won at Wembley Stadium by Sholing from the Wessex League) continues this Saturday with the visit of fellow Wessex side Fareham Town. Whilst recognizing that some regionalisation occurs in these rounds, both clubs would probably have preferred a test against opposition outside of the Wessex league. However inter league ties appear to have been on the increase in both this and early round FA Cup draws in recent times!
|29-Oct-14|| Homepage Headline - "Mist[sic] Penalties Settle It"
A misty start at Shaftesbury, but penalties decide the Dorset Senior Cup tie after the sides had levelled at 3-3 after extra time (F-T 2-2).
StevieStats™Corners Shaftesbury 4: Verwood 8, Attempts on target Shaftesbury 9: Verwood 12, Attempts off target Shaftesbury 7: Verwood 8. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Kris Anderton. A quarter final tie at Poole Town (currently scheduled 2nd December) is now awaited
|25-Oct-14|| Homepage Headline - "Extra Time Exit in Cup Clash"
Another high scoring cup clash as Blackfield and Langley come out on top 4-3 in extra-time after the sides went in level at 2-2 on 90 minutes in the Wessex League Cup.
StevieStats™Corners Verwood 6: Blackfield 10, Attempts on target Verwood 6: Blackfield 11, Attempts off target Verwood 6: Blackfield 8. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Matt Groves
|18-Oct-14|| Homepage Headline - "Defeat at Table Toppers Petersfield"
A 5-1 defeat inflicted by League leaders Petersfield Town at Love Lone. The First Team had a tough time at League leaders Petersfield yesterday, going down 5-1. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Tom Whelan. The Reserves meanwhile won at Bashley 3-2. Verwood took at early lead through Alex Eaton but Bashley drew level just before half time. VTFC then took lead in 2nd half with Joe Kimber scoring, only for Bashley to equalisee again. With 5 mins to go Damien Gill scored to secure the points.
|14-Oct-14|| Homepage Headline - "Five and out"
A heavy midweek defeat at Blackfield and Langley losing 5-0. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Charlie Gajic.
"Some more Diary Dates" - Advance notice of some important diary dates :-
• Friday 14th November - Quiz night at Social Club
• Thursday 4th December - Xmas Dinner at Spice of India
• Friday 17th April 2015 - Golf Day at Crane Valley
• Saturday 2nd May 2015 - Presentation Night at Carlton Hotel
"Christmas Curry Night" -
Will be held at the Spice of India (77 Ringwood Road, Verwood BH31 7AB) on Thurs 4th December at 7.30pm. This year open to all players, committee, supporters, friends.
• 5 course Banquet Cost £12.95. To reserve contact Dan Scott on 07971 275248 or email
|11-Oct-14||"Tom Whelan FA Vase Matchman Presentation" - Tom Whelan was presented with the Verwood Supporters "Matchman" award of cheque and champagne for his exploits in last weeks FA Vase tie by Club Chairman Steve Jefferis prior to Saturday's match.|
|11-Oct-14|| Homepage Headline - "Badgers claw back with 87th minute equaliser"
Groves and Fisk goals give Verwood an early lead. A penalty pegs one back before half-time for Brock and an equaliser is scored late on - final score 2-2.
StevieStats™Corners Verwood 4: Brockenhurst 7, Attempts on target Verwood 6: Brockenhurst 8, Attempts off target Verwood 7: Brockenhurst 8. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Chris Lynch.
|4-Oct-14|| Homepage Headline - "Glass is Half Full, Half Empty with a top up in Extra-Time"
Ten Goals, an ambulance call, a long delay, then three goals before half-time and a 3-0 half-time lead, a stunning comeback by our visitors to take the lead, then a leveller, extra-time, we hit the post several times but eventually reassert our authority to win 6-4 with long shadows and a late finish around 6:15pm - it had it all really.
StevieStats™Corners Verwood 8: Roman Glass St George 4, Attempts on target Verwood 15: Roman Glass St George 6, Attempts off target Verwood 16: Roman Glass St George 3. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Tom Whelan who will receive his award of £25 plus a bottle of champagne at next Saturday's match with Brockenhurst
|30-Sep-14|| Homepage Headline - "Early Lead Lost in Cup Exit"
Blackfield & Langley Reserves overcome Verwood's early two goal lead to take the win in the Wyvern Challenge Cup on Tuesday evening at Potterne. It's the first of two meetings with Blackfield and Langley Reserves this week as the teams meet again in the Wyvern League at Blackfield on Saturday
|27-Sep-14|| Homepage Headline - "More Mixed fortunes"
Another day of mixed fortunes as the First team suffer a 3-0 reverse at AFC Portchester. The Reserves meanwhile complete progress to the next round of the Poole Bay Cup with a 4-1 victory over Sway Reserves (27-Sep) Portchester StevieStats™
Corners Portchester 6: Verwood 7, Attempts on target Portchester 7: Verwood 4, Attempts off target Portchester 8: Verwood 3. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Charlie Gajic. With all our more regular lensman away on Saturday our Chairman Steve also became StevieSnaps™ for the pictures today. Our thanks Steve for doing this together with everything else you do for us. Unfounded rumours are that you will be also be wearing the No 9 Shirt at next weeks Vase match
|23-Sep-14||Mixed fortunes on Tuesday evening with the First team narrowly losing 1-0 at Newport IOW and the Reserves recording a 3-2 win over Lymington Town at Potterne. Verwood Town "Matchman" was Dean Evans|
|20-Sep-14|| Homepage Headline - "Four Score"
Four different scorers for Verwood on Saturday as Matt Groves, Carl Foster, Tom Whelan and Jordan Fisk score in a 4-1 win over Totton & Eling. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Tom Whelan.
|18-Sep-14|| Homepage Headline - "Back to Action"
We are all back in action this Saturday as the First team host Totton & Eling at Potterne Park whilst our Reserves travel overseas to East Cowes Victoria
|11-Sep-14|| Homepage Headline - "It's a Funny old Fixture Schedule"
Opponents in Cup Competitions, Cricket on pitches and the odd number of teams in the division create a strange sequence of fixtures so far this season as the first team sit out their second Saturday in three. Since the season start we've had six home and only two away league fixtures. By the 20th September it will be seven two. Mind you, once the weather changes we'll all be glad we've had them!
Team Manager Carl Poore reflections folowing last match and looking ahead
|06-Sep-14|| Homepage Headline - "Horndean Have It"
Horndean goals either side of half-time with another quickly following sink Verwood hopes. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Chris Lynch.
Team Manager Carl Poore Post Match Interview
Golf News from Mr Sociable! (A.K.A. Neville Munson)
Yesterday (Friday 5th) a VTFC Golf team entered Parley Sports Golf tournament held at Moors Valley. This was organised by Parley Cricket Club who enter our tournament each year. The 4 ball of Andy Mercer, Roger and Dave Coggan as well as myself scored a respectable 115 points. Unfortunately we were not in the top two teams and we were not in the bottom two either. However our team went away with two awards, Dave won a nearest the pin and we were mentioned as the top football team in the competition!
|03-Sep-14|| Homepage Headline - "Non League Day Saturday Sep 6th 2014"
Support your local non-league club (wherever you are!!). Non League Day was set up in 2010 and has now grown to become an annual part of the football calendar.
Click to find out more...
|27-Aug-14|| Homepage Headline - "Reserves Kick-off with Shield Win"
Verwood Town Reserves begin their competitive campaign with a 2-1 win over Fareham Town in the Wyvern Shield Competition on Wednesday evening. Goals from Tyler Rutten and Joe Kimber.
|25-Aug-14|| Homepage Headline - "Happy Munday's - Bank Holiday Bonus"
Celebration after Verwood score their 4th goal in a high scoring 4-3 win at Bemerton Heath this (traditionally wet!) August Bank Holiday Monday. 2 goals each for Munday and Fisk.
StevieStats™Corners Bemerton 6: Verwood 5, Attempts on target Bemerton 6: Verwood 13, Attempts off target Bemerton 4: Verwood 6. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Jordan Fisk.
Team Manager Carl Poore Post Match Interview
|24-Aug-14||Nice to note that our website homepage counter ticked over it's 250,000th visitor today. (and unfortunately No we don't have a prize for that person whoever you are!!)|
|23-Aug-14|| Homepage Headline - "Floored by Folland Recovery"
A disappointing finish as Folland Sports overcome Verwood 55th minute Dan Munday goal to win 2-1
StevieStats™Corners Verwood 1: Folland 2, Attempts on target Verwood 5: Folland 5, Attempts off target Verwood 4: Folland 7. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Josh Buck.
|20-Aug-14|| Homepage Headline - "And its finally Over"
Much added time and tension to close the second half but Andover's first half goal was the only one of a match as the visitors take the spoils 1-0
StevieStats™Corners Verwood 4: Andover 4, Attempts on target Verwood 7: Andover 9, Attempts off target Verwood 6: Andover 5. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Dean Evans.
Team Manager Carl Poore Post Match Interview
|20-Aug-14||A regular feature of our FA Cup and FA Vase matches is the special "Supporters Matchman" MoM award. Following last Saturday's FA Cup match, this was awarded to Charlie Gajic who is presented with his prize of a bottle of champagne and £25 prior to the game with Andover|
|16-Aug-14|| Homepage Headline - "Cup Promise Slips Away"
A good first half sees Verwood take the lead twice in Saturday's FA Cup Clash at Bournemouth Poppies to go in 2-1 up (both goals Charlie Gajic). However, an early penalty leveller and further goals see Bournemouth go on to win 4-2
StevieStats™Corners Bournemouth 3: Verwood 4, Attempts on target Bournemouth 7: Verwood 7, Attempts off target Bournemouth 3: Verwood 3. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" Charlie Gajic
|13-Aug-14|| Homepage Headline - "Town on top at Fawley"
Hard fought away win at Fawley AFC, Verwod come away 1-0 winners.
StevieStats™Corners Fawley 6: Verwood 9, Attempts on target Fawley 6: Verwood 7, Attempts off target Fawley 9: Verwood 9. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was James Collins.
Team Manager Carl Poore Post Match Interview
|9-Aug-14|| Homepage Headline - "Blown Away by Alresford"
Verwood defeated 4-1. Alresford's initial first half lead is quickly pegged back by Verwood but Alresford go on to win 4-1
StevieStats™Corners Verwood 4: Alresford 3, Attempts on target Verwood 7: Alresford 10, Attempts off target Verwood 3: Alresford 9. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Charlie Gajic.
|6-Aug-14|| Homepage Headline - "Lymington strike four"
Lymington add 3 second half goals to their 1-0 half-time lead to gain their second succesive 4-0 win and take the points away from Potterne in the midweek match.
StevieStats™Corners Verwood 5: Lymington 2, Attempts on target Verwood 7: Lymington 6, Attempts off target Verwood 8: Lymington 6. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Josh Buck.
|1-Aug-14|| Homepage Headline - "Off to a Flying Start"
Russell Dyer fires home Verwood's opener in the first match of a new season vs Christchurch. Verwood add more quickly and go on to win 4-0.
StevieStats™Corners Verwood 4: Christchurch 6, Attempts on target Verwood 7: Christchurch 4, Attempts off target Verwood 4: Christchurch 3. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Grant Cormack.
Team Manager Carl Poore Post Match Interview
|22-Jul-14|| Homepage Headline - "Pre-Season vs Poole"
The weather stays hot Brazilian style and pre-season comes with drinks stops as Verwood take on Poole Town at Potterne. Final score Verwood Town 2 Poole Town 4
"Poore Looks Forward to Tough Tests"
On the back of two pre-season matches this past week against Shaftesbury and Hamworthy Recreation, Verwood Town manager Carl Poore is relishing two tough test against his former clubs.
Wimborne Town visit Potterne Park on Saturday (19 July) before Poole Town make the short trip from Tatnum on Tuesday 22 July.
These are going to be terrific matches as the Potters prepare for the new campaign and also gives the Verwood public the chance to see some first class action as Poore explained to www.vtfc.co.uk, " For me of course these games are vital as we look to step up a gear, but for the people of Verwood and surrounding area, the chance to see the two top non-league clubs in the region in action."
"I’m looking forward to seeing some good crowds here for the two games, and for people who haven’t been along before, I think they will be pleased when they see the standard of football on display and also the facilities. A number of the committee have given up a lot of their own time to work hard at the ground and I can’t praise them enough for that."
Verwood started their pre-season programme with a work out at Shaftesbury and Poore was pleased with the positives that came out of the 3-1 defeat, "Results are not important at this stage, it’s what you get out of the games. We used 22 lads and they all got 45 minutes each. We played well at times and controlled large periods of the match. At Hamworthy Rec. on Wednesday it was another chance to give players game time and this time we won 2-1, but again performance more than the result important . I will be giving them more minutes against Wimborne and Poole."
"Both games will be really tough tests for us and we just have to perform and learn from the experience. I would say that this is the best pre-season we could have wished for both preparation wise and also for the people of Verwood."
The Wimborne match kicks off at 3.00 pm and the Poole Town match at 7.45 pm. Admission is just £4 adults £2 concessions and Under 16’s are free when accompanied by an adult (there is no limit of Under 16’s entering with a paying adult).
Hot and cold food and drink is available at the ground. Our range of new merchandise, badges, key rings and kit car stickers are on sale at both games.
Article: Michael Cunningham Jul 2014
|17-Jul-14|| Homepage Headline - "Recreational Workout"
Pre-Season continues with the second of this weeks matches at Hamworthy Recreation. Jack Lovell bags the goals in a 2-1 win on Thursday.
|10-Jul-14|| Homepage Headline - "Take a Little Look Back"
15 years to the first Verwood Town Lee Simmonds Tournament, and 14 years to the building of the Potterne Park Pavilion. Some archive images from 15 years past provided via Committee member David Leigh now showing in our Photos Pages - Miscellany section
Friends Reunited !?
The first weekend's league fixtures released giving Verwood an away match at Christchurch on Friday 1st August
|7-Jul-14|| Homepage Headline - "Pre-Season Training"
The pre-season work continues with training at Potterne Park Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7:00pm with new players welcome
|25-Jun-14|| Homepage Headline - "Carl Poore - Getting Ready for the Challenge"
Although a hugely disappointing outcome for our national team, the World Cup has had football followers transfixed. For some though, their minds have not been totally on the global competition as Verwood manager Carl Poore has had his mind firmly on the Sydenham's Wessex League season ahead. Poore oversaw the last few games of the previous campaign, but knows that now the real job begins. Carl told www.vtfc.co.uk, "The World Cup has been a distraction for many people, but as a manager it is the busiest time of the year. It's time to get new players in and to talk to old players to be able to keep the core of the squad intact. So yes, it is the busiest time of the year, but also the most stressful time.
"I have spoken to the players and I'm looking forward to seeing them at pre-season. They have all said that they want to stay, but I know the game well enough to understand that things can change and my job is to keep hold of them."
Carl stressed the importance of creating a solid spine to the side as the Potters look to get back on form after a disappointing second half to the 2013-14 campaign, "It's a good squad, but we do need some experienced heads. There were games that we watched last season where it just needed an old head in the middle of the park to calm things down, one in the heart of defence and a striker. It is a very young team and that did show.
"They are a creative bunch of lads, but they only had Jack Lovell as a recognised striker. So we need to be able to bring in someone to give us more options because goals was a massive thing last season. The other major factor was conceding so many sloppy goals, so we have quickly identified where we need to strengthen."
With Poore's appointment, Verwood Town has someone who is highly renowned in the Wessex League and with that has come some good contacts, which he intends to put to good use, "I have spoken to Tommy Killick at Poole. Poole don't have a reserve team and he will want his players to have competitive football, so that is one avenue that it open to us. We will have a look when we play Poole on 22 July. Tommy has said they are going to bring their strongest team, so as well as being a good test for our lads, we can have a look at their lads."
Verwood kick off their home pre-season schedule on 19 July when Wimborne Town visit before Poole Town travel to Potterne Park on 22 July. Pre-season training commences at Potterne Park on 1 July at 7pm and new players are welcome.
Article: Michael Cunningham June 2014
|14-Jun-14|| Homepage Headline - "Rossgarth Six-a-Side Starts"
The Rossgarth Youth FC Summer 6-a-side Tournament at Potterne Park kicked off this Saturday and continues tommorrow. Why not pop along and see some action?
|14-Jun-14|| Homepage Headline - "Pre-Season"
Don't forget pre-season matches start in July! Keep fit, and careful on those beers when watching England's progress (or lack of it!) in the World Cup then!
|1-Jun-14|| Homepage Headline - "Fair Play"
Verwood Town won the first prize of £400 at last night’s Sydenhams presentation dinner after topping the ‘Fair Play‘ league for the 2013/2014 season. A big well done to all the players on this fine achievement.
|24-May-14|| Homepage Headline - "New Season New Challenges"
The 2013/14 season formally brought to an end with the Club AGM last Thursday. We now actively plan and look forward to the new season with pre-season matches in July and the season start in August. The website will continue to be updated throughout the Summer. For those who can, enjoy the break!
|15-May-14|| Homepage 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
"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.
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.
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||"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" - 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|| Homepage 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 ) :-
- ‘Players Player’- Ray Stroud
- ‘Managers Player’ - Matt Collins
- ‘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
- 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|| Homepage 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)
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