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09-Dec-17 09 Dec 17 hlpix Homepage Headline - "Downed by Downton"
Derby defeat to neighbours Downton who score early on, James Guthrie leveled but Downton regained the lead just before half-time. No more goals and it stayed 2-1 Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Brad Gale. Match Videoclapperboard
07-Dec-17 07 Dec 17 hlpix "A good evening" - It was good to see the large number large number of people from across the club and supporters who attended our Christmas Curry night at the Spice of India Verwood on Thursday evening. A big thank you to our hosts at the venue, now longstanding supporters of the club.
05-Dec-17 05 Dec 17 hlpix "Into the Final"
An extra-time win for us at Lymington Town in the Bournemouth Senior Cup Semi-final. The 2-1 victory means we play Bashley in the final scheduled to played at Hurn Bridge Christchurch next week. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Morgan Browning. South Coast Journalism filmed this match, for their highlights of this and other Wessex matches recently filmed by them see the Mens Football Page of their website
02-Dec-17 02 Dec 17 hlpix Homepage Headline - "No Recovery"
An early goal and one more in the first half goals from our visitors Hythe & Dibden inflict defeat. A red card reduces Verwood to 10 during the second-half Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Dane James.
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28-Nov-17 28 Nov 17 hlpix "First & Last" - goals for Verwood, but Portland United win the battle in-between as we lose the Dorset Senior Cup Quarter final 4-2. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Joe Kimber
27-Nov-17 27 Nov 17 hlpix Homepage Headline - "Verwood Youth receive award from AFC Bournemouth Cherries Community Fund"
At a recent presentation, the club were grateful to receive an award of £1000 from the AFC Bournemouth Cherries Community Fund
We were one of the grateful recipient's of an award from the fund which was setup by AFC Bournemouth to provide financial assistance to Projects that help develop young people and vulnerable groups or those that promote sport and a healthy lifestyle. The award was for £1000 which will to assist with funding for 4 brand new, all-purpose durable, inflatable pop up goals for use for the younger age groups. The new goals will be shared by the teams for use indoors and outdoors, and used in training.
25-Nov-17 25 Nov 17 hlpix Homepage Headline - "Narrow Loss"
A close match with both sides having good chances. It was visitors New Milton who score the only goal and leave with the win on a cold November day at Potterne. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Isaac Haigh Match Videoclapperboard
21-Nov-17 21 Nov 17 hlpix Homepage Headline - "Cup Exit to Hamworthy"
It's a League Cup exit as Hamworthy United score with much ease in the Tuesday night match. a heavy defeat against Hamworthy United in the league cup match. Two quick goals at the end of the first half restored the visitors lead after Verwood had levelled their early goal. 3-1 at the half turned into a nasty (for us) 7-2 scoreline at the end. Good luck to the Hammers in the next round. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Brad Gale. Match Videoclapperboard
18-Nov-17 18 Nov 17 hlpix Homepage Headline - "Development Squad Cold Comfort against Colden Common"
3 goals but it was a 4-3 defeat for our Development squad as visitors Colden Common recover a 3-1 deficit. An Alex Eaton goal and two from James Bergin had given Verwood a 3-1 lead after the visitors had opened the scoring. Match Videoclapperboard
13-Nov-17 13 Nov 17 hlpix"Remembrance"
A minute's silence dutifully managed and observed before each match on Remembrance Sunday, and our Under 14's in winning their game won through to the quarter finals of the Dorset County Cup! - Congratulations to all!
Check this, and all the latest Verwood Town Youth information on facebook available from the Youth Hub page
11-Nov-17 11 Nov 17 hlpix Homepage Headline - "Development Squad Tackle New Milton - First Team Postponed"
A late call-off by the referee at Fawley meant no match for the First team. The Development Squad suffer heavy defeat at Potterne against New Milton Town. Match Videoclapperboard
09-Oct-17 09 Oct 17 hlpix Homepage Headline - "200 Club Winners"
The October draw of the Verwood Town "200 Club" brought winnings to Matthew Jones (£50) Anne Barham (£25) and Greg Munson (£15) The 200 Club raises funds to help the club and at the same time providing you with a chance to win such cash prizes - enquire at entrance booth on match days
04-Nov-17 04 Nov 17 hlpix Homepage Headline - "Second-Half Slide"
A late penalty adds insult to injury as Christchurch recover to take the derby match 4-2. Brad Gale had previously given Verwood a two goal first half lead. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Ron Frost. Match Videoclapperboard
31-Oct-17 31 Oct 17 hlpix Homepage Headline - "Spooktacular Sub"
Kris Anderton comes on to haunt Sherborne with a two goal turn-around on Halloween. All goals in the second-half, Sherborne had taken the lead shortly after the restart but two goals from Kris on 69 and 73 minutes help Verwood progress in the Dorset Senior Cup where we will meet Portland United in the next round. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Kris Anderton. Match Videoclapperboard
29-Oct-17 29 Oct 17 hlpix "Spooky Coincidence"

- it was Halloween ten years ago on 31st October 2007 when we visited Sherborne (lost 2-0) in the Dorset Senior Cup - Pictures and Report. This Halloween they visit us in the same cup competition. KO at Potterne on Tuesday evening is 7:45pm - will the spirits be kind?, will the Verwood Ghouls and Ghosts make an appearance?

28-Oct-17 28 Oct 17 hlpix Homepage Headline - "Guthrie Brace"
A James Guthrie Brace provides a win at US Portsmouth- a goal in each half at Victory Stadium. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was James Guthrie
28-Oct-17 28 Oct 17 "Close Encounter" - The Wyvern League match against Bemerton Heath ended in a 3-4 victory to our visitors. See the Development Squad action in the match video. Match Videoclapperboard
21-Oct-17 21 Oct 17 hlpix Homepage Headline - "Thrown Away"
..is how we felt after surrendering a 2 goal lead and going down 3-2 to Folland Sports at Potterne Park. 2-0 up at half time (goals Guthrie and Dyer) and a good start to the second half it was looking good but a goal conceeded and great credit to Folland Sports as they push back and score a last gasp winner. A day to rue the missed chances we had! Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Brad Gale
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14-Oct-17 14 Oct 17 hlpix Homepage Headline - "Up and Down"
Despite twice taking the lead 0-1 and 1-2 Verwood succumb to Alton in the end. Goals from Russell Dyer and Brad Gale not enough as we suffer a 4-2 defeat at Alton. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Joe Kimber
A 4-2 defeat seemed to be the order of the day as our Development squad go down to the same score against Ringwood Town in the Wyvern League match at Potterne
13-Oct-17 21 Oct 17 hlpix Homepage Headline - "200 Club Winners"
The September draw of the Verwood Town "200 Club" brought winnings to Mike Fry (£50) Morgan Browning (£25) and June Lowman (£15) The 200 Club raises funds to help the club and at the same time providing you with a chance to win such cash prizes - enquire at entrance booth on match days
10-Oct-17 10 Oct 17 hlpix Homepage Headline - "Penalty Pleasure"
3-0 down to Sway during the first half, a determined fightback was needed to level in this Bournemouth Senior Cup tie which in the end went all the way to penalties. This time the shoot-out went our way 5-4 The deficit to Sway was eventually levelled at the close of the 90 minutes (actually 94 mins!) Verwood goals in play were from Joe Kimber, James Guthrie and Callum O'Hare. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Russell Dyer.
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07-Oct-17 07 Oct 17 hlpix Homepage Headline - "Leaders Humbled"
James Guthrie rounds the keeper to make the score 4-0 as league leaders Laverstock and Ford return empty handed for the second time in two weeks. The Verwood goals were a James Guthrie brace, and one each from Jamie Webber and Russell Dyer Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Morgan Browning.
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30-Sep-17 30 Sep 17 hlpix Homepage Headline - "Tadley Take it by Two"
a first half penalty puts Verwood on the back foot, after pressing for an equaliser it's the home team Tadley Calleva who score again to inflict a 2-0 defeat. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Ben Daniels. Elsewhere today, our Development Squad chalk up an away win at Fawley 2-1
26-Sep-17 26 Sep 17 hlpix Homepage Headline - "Some Smiles At Last"
Verwood progress in the Wessex League Cup with a win against Laverstock & Ford. A strong team performance by Verwood who take the win in this cup tie courtesy of a goal from Matt Vining. In the next round we will face Hamworthy United at Potterne on November 7th Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Ollie Davis
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23-Sep-17 23 Sep 17 hlpix Homepage Headline - "F-Eling the Heat"
On an warm September day, Totton & Eling take the points. We have a bright start but the visitors hit the net first and despite a second half Verwood goal from Ron Frost they go on to take the win 3-1. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Ron Frost.
21-Sep-17 21 Sep 17 hlpix Homepage Headline - "200 Club Winners"
The August draw of the Verwood Town "200 Club" brought winnings to Sam Glatzel (£50) Mike Fry (£25) and June Lowman (£15) The 200 Club raises funds to help the club and at the same time providing you with a chance to win such cash prizes - enquire at entrance booth on match days
16-Sep-17 16 Sep 17 hlpix Homepage Headline - "Derby Devastation"
Unfortunately for us, it was Ringwood who dominated in a heavy 7-3 defeat. Despite a small second half fightback spell, it has to be credit to our local neighbours Ringwood Town for a fine performance on ‘Derby Day‘ Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Russell Dyer.
15-Sep-17 15 Sep 17 hlpix "Games Night Postponed "
The Games Night at the Verwood Sports and Social Club scheduled for Sunday 16th September is postponed.
09-Sep-17 09 Sep 17 hlpix Homepage Headline - "Vase Extra-Time Agony"
A late leveller from US Portsmouth forces extra-time in the FA Vase cup match which they go on to win 2-1. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Ryan Kelly.
05-Sep-17 05 Sep 17 hlpix Homepage Headline - "Ouch!"
AFC Stoneham hit the spot to leave us trailing 5-0 at the finish. It was a close game for 30 minutes, but an acomplished Stoneham side score one, and then pile on the agony in the second half. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Morgan Browning.
02-Sep-17 02 Sep 17 hlpix Homepage Headline - "Defeat in the Heat"
In what's becoming a regular theme, first half chances go amiss with Whitchurch capitalising in the second with a 3-1 win. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Russell Dyer. At Potterne, the Development squad make it two wins this week with a 4-1 win against Lymington Town
30-Aug-17 30 Aug 17 "Club News Release - Development Squad Manager"
Over recent weeks Development Squad Manager Graham Pope has had to take a step back due to health issues. Steve Webster & Tony Bradley have been "holding the reigns" in his absence.

I am pleased to announce that following interview, a new manager has been appointed and will be taking over the role with immediate effect. Charlie Richards, who has most recently been involved with Weymouth Reserves, and previously with Bournemouth Poppies is appointed as Development Squad Manager bringing coaching staff with him to the benefit of the club.

I would like to thank Graham for his efforts since joining Verwood Town FC, and know that his intention is to hopefully be around watching and supporting the club in some capacity in the future once fully recovered.

Martin Gilham - Chairman
29-Aug-17 29 Aug 17 hlpix Homepage Headline - "Tottonly Frustrating"
Plenty of possession, some nice play but could we score? No - but home side Totton & Eling did, adding a goal at the death to inflict a 2-0 defeat. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Harvey Elsom
26-Aug-17 26 Aug 17 hlpix Homepage Headline - "Romsey Return with Points"
Visitors Romsey Town take the points with a goal in each half and a 2-0 win at Potterne. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was keeper Will Dennis
26-Aug-17 26 Aug 17 hlpix Loyalty Card Scheme - This season, we are once again running our loyalty/membership card scheme. Purchase a Loyalty Card (£15) which entitles you to Concession prices for our home league matches. Available from entrance booth on First Team Match days
25-Aug-17 25 Aug 17 hlpix Homepage Headline - "200 Club Winners"
The JULY MONTHLY DRAW of the Verwood Town "200 Club" brought winnings of £50, £25 and £15 to Carla Leigh, Susan Scott, and Neville Munson. The 200 Club raises funds to help the club and at the same time providing you with a chance to win such cash prizes - enquire at entrance booth on match days
22-Aug-17 22 Aug 17 hlpix Homepage Headline - "Wyvern Underway"
Our Development Squad is now up and running in this season's 16 team Wyvern League. Defeat last night though against Hythe & Dibden 2-4
19-Aug-17 19 Aug 17 hlpix Homepage Headline - "Wrong Turn at New Street"
A brave effort but it's Andover New Street who take their chances and a 2-0 win. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Joe Kimber
17-Aug-17 17 Aug 17 hlpix Homepage Headline - "FA Cup Matchman Awards"
In keeping with Verwood Town FC tradition, our Verwood Town Supporters ‘Matchman‘ awards for games played in the FA competitions attract special prizes. The awards for the two cup matches against Badshot Lea were presented prior to last Saturday's home match. hlpixFor the replay match, the award was kindly sponsored by our friends at Shellbess Services and Jack Smith is seen here receiving his award of bubbly and cheque from VTFC Committee member David Leigh. In the original tie, played only two days earlier on the Sunday, Callum Ballard received the award which was also presented.
15-Aug-17 15 Aug 17 hlpix Homepage Headline - "Wey'd Down by Early Goal"
Defeat at Weymouth, conceding a goal inside 30 seconds and a second goal on 25 mins. An enterprising performance however with some good football which saw Verwood pushing hard for an equaliser after Ollie Davis had pulled one back. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Ollie Davis
12-Aug-17 12 Aug 17 hlpix Homepage Headline - "A Fine Finish"
This Verwood free-kick at the close of the first half opened the scoring. It was close to the finish however when Verwood hit another 3 to take a 4-0 win over East Cowes Vics. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Martin Smith
08-Aug-17 08 Aug 17 hlpix Homepage Headline - "Cup Classic, Proud Performance, Penalty Pain"
In a late night at Potterne, Badshot Lea win this Emirates FA Cup Tie on penalties. It took extra time and penalties to settle the replay but it was Badshot Lea who came out as victors in a match of two very different halves and with a frantic finale. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Jack Smith
06-Aug-17 06 Aug 17 hlpix Homepage Headline - "Back to Potterne"
A draw in the FA Cup encounter with Badshot Lea results in a replay at Potterne on Tuesday. A Ryan Kelly goal levelled for Verwood after Badshot Lea had taken an early second half lead. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Callum Ballard.
02-Aug-17 02 Aug 17 Pre-Season ends with a cancellation
The pre-season match at home to Swanage on Wednesday evening 2nd August has been postponed due to the weather. That concludes the First Team pre-season match programme and so we now move on to the competitive season which begins with the Emirates FA Cup match with Badshot Lea being played 3:00pm this Sunday at Krooner Park, Wilton Road, Camberley, GU15 2QW
29-Jul-17 29 Jul 17 hlpix Homepage Headline - "A Strange Game"
At a wet Potterne, and with half time at 1-2, it ends with Shaftesbury hitting four more to finish 6-2 winners
24-Jul-17 24 Jul 17 hlpix Homepage Headline - "A Run Out at the Rec"
Pre-Season picks up a pace with our second match in 3 days, this time at Hamworthy Recreation. This time it finishes 2-1 to Verwood.
22-Jul-17 22 Jul 17 hlpix Homepage Headline - "Wimborne Take Trophy"
At Wimborne Town the pre-season match finishes 2-0 to the home side and so Wimborne retain the Steve Moore Trophy
15-Jul-17 15 Jul 17 hlpix Homepage Headline - "Sunday Start for Cup Match"
As previously noted, our opponents Badshot Lea's groundsharing arrangement with Camberley Town required a rearrangement from the originally scheduled date. The FA Cup fixture with them is now confirmed as Sunday 6th August with a 3:00pm Kick Off at Krooner Park,Wilton Road, Camberley, GU15 2QW
13-Jul-17 13 Jul 17 hlpix Vacancies - Verwood Town Development Squad
We are currently seeking an enthusiastic coach, who has contacts of players of a good standard, to assist the current manager for the forthcoming season starting on 19th August. Verwood Town Football Club Development Squad play in the Wyvern League (West) Division with excellent playing and training facilities (including 3G pitch). We are additionally seeking both experienced and young players to join our existing squad. No subscriptions or match fees are payable and kit is supplied. The squad is in place to encourage and enable progression into the current First Team Squad who play in the Sydenhams (Wessex) League Division 1 and are also involved in both the FA Cup and FA Vase competitions. If you are interested and match the criteria then please contact VTFC Chairman Martin Gilham on 07921 246234 or chairman@vtfc.co.uk
08-Jul-17 08 Jul 17 hlpix Homepage Headline - "FA Competitions Draws"
In the Emirates FA Cup (Extra Preliminary Round on 5th August), Verwood Town have been drawn away to Badshot Lea (Ash, Aldershot, GU12 6RE) from the Combined Counties League with the winners at home to Moneyfields in the Preliminary Round on 19th August.
In the Buildbase FA Vase (First Round Qualifying on 9th September) we have been drawn away to United Services Portsmouth with the winners away to Midhurst and Easebourne (Southern Combination Football League) in Second Round qualifying on 23rd September. (8-Jul)
28-Jun-17 28 Jun 17 New Season Fixtures
We await the draw for the FA Competitions (FA Cup and FA Vase) in early July but initial fixtures for the Sydenhams(Wessex) league are now released. In the Wessex league Cup Verwood will enter at Round 2 and play the winners of the Round 1 tie between New Milton Town and Laverstock and Ford on a date yet to be decided
- see Results page for all Fixtures and Results
12-Jun-17 12 Jun 17 hlpix Charity Weekend - Update
Reported previously, the recent charity weekend by Verwood Town FC, Rossgarth Youth FC and Verwood Girls raised £1,000 for the Julia's House Charity - Read the News Release from Rossgarth's Glen Godsen Click here
11-Jun-17 11 Jun 17
hl_image Club News Release - Verwood Club's Merge
Verwood Town FC and Rossgarth Youth FC are extremely pleased to announce they are merging into a single club called Verwood Town FC for the start of the 2017/2018 season.

Both clubs are steeped in history and based in Verwood. Rossgarth was founded over 50 years ago and is a youth club which has been providing football opportunities to players from 6 to 18. From humble beginnings Rossgarth has grown over years as the Town's population has significantly expanded; now offering football to local youth players with over 20 teams covering Bournemouth, Dorset and New Forest Leagues.

There have always been strong links between the two clubs on and off the pitch, with players progressing from Rossgarth Youth to Verwood Town FC. A recent example of the Verwood based clubs working together enabled them to raise £1000 for Julia's House charity.

Verwood Town FC now have 2 senior men's teams. The First Team play in the Sydenhams (Wessex) League and the Development Squad play in the Wyvern League. In addition to the men, the Verwood Town FC Ladies team will join the Hampshire League. It is with every effort and intention that Verwood Town FC will continue to build strong links with Verwood Girls FC to ensure there is a migration path for Girls playing youth football to aspire to join the Verwood Town Ladies.

Chairman Martin Gilham comments that: "We are delighted to have completed this merger. Whilst Verwood Town had a very challenging season last year, the bringing together of the Youth and Senior clubs can only benefit the local community and football clubs. Verwood Town's goal is to push forward both on and off the pitch, the club is keen to establish close ties with the local community to provide a family-friendly environment, which we hope residents and local businesses in Verwood would have a desire to become involved in."
09-Jun-17 09 Jun 17 hl_image Homepage Headline - "Cold Tubbs"
Included in the excellent training sessions provided by Matt Tubbs was an Ice Bath to help aid recovery. Enjoyed (we think!) by all :-)
04-Jun-17 04 Jun 17 Respect Trophy for Verwood Town - Verwood Town - win the "Alf Peckham Respect Trophy" and the £400 cheque which goes with it at the Sydenhams Wessex Presentation night held on Saturday at the Novotel Southampton.
14-May-17 14 May 17 Annual General Meeting Homepage Headline - "Pulling together"
..for Julia's House. The opportunity was taken at the Rossgarth Presentation Day of presenting a cheque for £1000 to Julia's House representative Alicia Poulson. The amount was raised by the Verwood football community of Verwood Town FC, Rossgarth Youth FC and Verwood Girls FC over their collective charity weekend of 11th and 12th March. Click picture to enlarge.
09-May-17 09 May 17 Annual General Meeting Homepage Headline - "Annual General Meeting"
The Verwood Town FC Annual General Meeting will be held at the Verwood Sports and Social Club on Thursday 8th June starting at 8:00pm
07-May-17 07 May 17 Presentation Evening Homepage Headline - "Presentation Evening"
The Club End of Season Presentation Evening was held at the Carlton Hotel East Overcliff, Bournemouth on Saturday
Awards Pictures here A full list of winners across First, Reserves and Ladies Teams are as follows:-
First team ’Player's Player’Russell Dyer
First team ’Manager's Player’ Russell Dyer
First team ’Goal of the Season’ Ryan Kelly (vs Poppies)
First team Supporters Matchman ’Player of the Year’ Russell Dyer
Chairman's ’Young Player of the year’ Max Fletcher
Reserve team ’Player's Player’ George Thomas
Reserve team ’Managers Player’ Harrison Harding
Reserve team ’Goal of the Season’ Jamie Webber
Ladies team ’Player's Player’ Kerry Dewsnap
Ladies team ’Managers Player’ Megan Hodd
Ladies team ’Goal of the Season’ Kirsty Jeziorek
Verwood Town FC ’President's cup’ Nigel Watts
Verwood Town FC ’Committee Cup in Memory of Matt Lusted’ Ben Kelly and Joe Kimber
28-Apr-17 28 Apr 17 Golf Day a Roaring Success Homepage Headline - "Golf Day a Roaring Success"
24 Teams, good weather, fine facilities - A great day was had at the Verwood Town FC Golf day held at Crane Valley. Like any fundraising event sponsors are essential, Verwood Town FC are very grateful to all the sponsors who contributed on the day and also a very big big thank you must go out to all of the helpers/volunteers for the day.
The prizes were as follows:-
Individual 1st Place:John Astley (46pts)
Team 1st Place:Wot No Pars (130pts)
Steve Donachy (c), Mark Donachy, Alan Wakeford & Adam Long
Team 2nd Place:Team Kris A (128pts)
Kris Anderton (c), Andrew Loader, Danny Loader & Andrew Antell
Team 3rd Place:WG&R (124pts)
Sam Corby (c), Joe Horsfall, Liam Dengate & John Astley
Hole #6 Nearest The Pin:Adrian Arnold
Hole #13 Nearest The Pin:Colin Dyson
Hole #18 Nearest The Pin:John Kennard
Hole #2 Longest Drive:Gary Martin
Hole #14 Longest Drive:Mark Donachy
22-Apr-17 22 Apr 17 ..and so endeth the Season Homepage Headline - "..and so endeth the Season"
The First Team ended the match and their playing season with a Ryan Kelly goal, unfortunately our opponents had already scored four. The planning starts for next season!
Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Ben Kelly
  Earlier news available from Previous Season's news Page