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Cabeleira confirmed as new Poppies boss

Bournemouth FC are delighted to announce the appointment of Leo Cabeleira as First Team Manager. Leo had worked alongside Michael Cuffie as Assistant Manager at Victoria Park for two years, and held a major role in the Club’s third place Wessex Premier finish and success in the Bournemouth Senior Cup last season. Diogo Almeida remains […]

Cuffie steps down as Poppies boss

Cuffie steps down as Poppies boss

“I have had a change of life circumstances with my kids and just think it’s time to move on. “There is no animosity, I get on well with everybody there and I think I have left the club in good hands. Leo (Cabeleira) is going to take over. “I have had to sit down and […]

Bournemouth Poppies let two-goal lead slip in draw with Lymington

Written by Carlo Simone (@CSimonejourno) Bournemouth Poppies extended their winless run to four after losing a two-goal lead away to Lymington. After a first half in which Lymington dominated, Poppies took the lead midway through the second half from Manny Ohameje’s finish. River Smith then doubled their lead just a few minutes later with a […]

Poppies left frustrated as spoils shared with Shaftesbury

Report from Carlo Simone (@CSimonejourno) at Victoria Park Bournemouth Poppies claimed a point against Shaftesbury Town to end their two-game Wessex Premier losing streak. After a dire first 45 minutes, River Smith gave Poppies the lead midway through the second half, but Shaftesbury’s Greg Peel cancelled that out just minutes later. On the balance of […]

Poppies downed at Hamble in five-goal thriller

Report by Carlo Simone (@CSimoneJourno) Poppies’ top four hopes were dented after defeat at Hamble Club on Saturday. In a game that was full of interruption due to niggly fouls throughout, Hamble were the more clinical side. Poppies were guilty of spurning great chances in both halves which may have turned the game in their favour. River Smith had equalised after the home side had gone […]

Bournemouth Poppies bow out the quarter finals of the Hampshire Cup

Photo credit: Southampton FC photographer James Bridle Report from Berk Uyal at Victoria Park Bournemouth Poppies are out of the Hampshire Senior Cup after a 2-0 loss against Southampton at Victoria Park in the quarter finals. It was a cold Tuesday evening at Victoria Park, with the Poppies looking to continue their journey in the […]

Poppies hold on against Baffins in five goal thriller

Report from Rob Edwards (@rob_edwards19) at Victoria Park Bournemouth Poppies survived a late scare to beat Baffins Milton Rovers 3-2 at Victoria Park courtesy of three first-half goals. The home side, who were looking to build on Saturday’s win at Christchurch, dominated the first-half at the Winton-based ground and were rewarded with a three-goal cushion […]

Poppies overcome Christchurch in tight local derby

Report by Carlo Simone (@CSimoneJourno) at M A Hart Stadium Bournemouth Poppies edged past local rivals Christchurch 2-0 in a tough Wessex Premier encounter at the M A Hart Stadium. In a game low on quality and chances, a River Smith strike put the Poppies in front in the first half, but it wasn’t until right at the end of […]

Poppies held to frustrating Fareham stalemate

Report from Rob Edwards (@rob_edwards19) at Victoria Park Bournemouth Poppies missed the chance to record back-back wins in the league after failing to find a way through a stubborn Fareham Town defence in a 0-0 draw at Victoria Park. The Poppies faced a Fareham side who had lost their last four games in all competitions […]

Five star Poppies rout Bemerton Heath Harlequins

Report from Carlo Simone (@CSimoneJourno) at Victoria Park Bournemouth bounced back from Tuesday night’s 4-1 defeat to Bashley by thrashing Bemerton Heath Harlequins in an entertaining encounter which featured six goals and three red cards. A River Smith strike sandwiched in between two goals from Steve Flynn set the Poppies on their way in the […]

Bournemouth Poppies brushed aside by Bashley blitz

By Dan Davis (@dan_davis20) Bournemouth Poppies suffered a heavy home defeat at the hands of Bashley, who emerged comprehensive 4-1 victors at Victoria Park. The visitors, who were yet to get the better of Poppies in the previous three encounters this season, dominated the first-half at the Winton-based ground and were rewarded with a three-goal […]

Bournemouth Poppies put four past AFC Portchester

Written by Carlo Simone (@CSimoneJourno) Bournemouth Poppies came out on top in an entertaining six-goal encounter with high-flying AFC Portchester. After a Steve Flynn effort had kept the fourth-placed Poppies level at half time, the striker got two more, alongside a River Smith strike, to help ensure a 4-2 victory. It was AFC Portchester who […]