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WESSEX LEAGUE SUSPENDED WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT

WESSEX LEAGUE SUSPENDED WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT

At the Sydenhams Wessex League Board Meeting this evening (21st December) it was agreed to suspend all League and League Cup fixtures with immediate effect.This decision will be reviewed on the 18th January 2021, depending on any changes to Government and FA guidelines. ***UPDATE – 22/12/20*** A further statement below has now been issued by the ...

GAME OFF, WATERLOGGED PITCH

GAME OFF, WATERLOGGED PITCH

As if 2020 can’t get any worse for Non-League football, we’ve been beaten by the weather again that’s fallen overnight across the region. Following a pitch inspection this morning at Victoria Park today’s home fixture against Baffins Milton Rovers is OFF due to a waterlogged pitch. Next we welcome Shaftesbury FC on Tuesday 29th December, ...

A REPEAT OF CUP VICTORY WASN’T TO BE FOR POPPIES

A REPEAT OF CUP VICTORY WASN’T TO BE FOR POPPIES

Poppies travelled to the Gang Warily Stadium on Saturday to take on Blackfield & Langley in need of league points following a 3:0 defeat at home to AFC Porchester mid-week. Poppies haven’t picked up a point in their last four games and were looking to follow up with their impressive FA Vase victory over Blackfield ...

Poppies out of FA Vase to United Services Portsmouth

Poppies out of FA Vase to United Services Portsmouth

Written by Carlo Simone (@CSimonejourno) Bournemouth were knocked out of the FA Vase last night, as they went down 3-1 to United Services Portsmouth. Poppies did initially take the lead against the run of play, as Jack Kinge-Phillips’ cross went straight in. However, the Wessex Division One side deservedly equalised midway through the first half ...

Poppies earn point in tight game with Fleet Town

Poppies earn point in tight game with Fleet Town

Written by Carlo Simone (@CSimonejourno) A late header from substitute Ethan Fishlock earned a point for Bournemouth in a 1-1 draw with Fleet Town. Leo Decabo had put the Blues in front early on, and it took until the 81st minute before Fishlock struck to make sure it finished all square. Last week Bournemouth had ...

Poppies through in FA Vase after penalty shootout win over Blackfield & Langley

Poppies through in FA Vase after penalty shootout win over Blackfield & Langley

Written by Carlo Simone (@CSimonejourno) Bournemouth came back from 2-0 down to dramatically win on penalties over Blackfield & Langley, to progress to the 1st Round proper of the FA Vase. In a breathless game, Blackfield & Langley scored twice before half-time, following a nasty incident which saw Jamie Wilson and Flavio Tavarez sent-off for ...

Bournemouth back to winning ways after defeating Amesbury

Bournemouth back to winning ways after defeating Amesbury

Written by Carlo Simone (@CSimonejourno) Bournemouth got back to winning ways after defeating Amesbury Town 2-0. An own goal and a Martin Warren header were enough to end the Poppies winless streak and get them a second league win of the season. The previous game had seen the Poppies on the end of an 8-0 ...

Bournemouth on the end of 8 goal thrashing at Lymington

Bournemouth on the end of 8 goal thrashing at Lymington

Written by Carlo Simone (@CSimonejourno) Bournemouth unfortunately fell to a 8-0 defeat away to Lymington, as they extended their winless streak to five games. A brace from Sam House, as well as efforts from Owen Fee and Steven Flynn saw the Linnets lead 4-0 at half-time. Poppies weren’t able to keep the scoreline down in ...

Bournemouth share spoils in draw with Hamble

Bournemouth share spoils in draw with Hamble

Written by Carlo Simone (@CSimonejourno) Bournemouth earned a 1-1 draw with Hamble, after an electrifying first five minutes that preceded a largely uneventful affair. In the third minute striker Max Norrish cracked a delightful effort in off the crossbar, before Hamble’s Josh Batt tapped in from close range just two minutes later. Bournemouth were playing ...

Poppies at home & match day programme

Poppies at home & match day programme

The Poppies will play their first home game of the 2020/21 season on Saturday at Victoria Park when they host Fareham Town FC in the Sydenhams Wessex League Premier Division fixture. Bournemouth FC go into the game having drawn 2-2 last Saturday away to Fleet Town however they were defeated on Tuesday evening at Andover ...

Penalties deny Poppies FA Cup progress

Penalties deny Poppies FA Cup progress

Bournemouth FC were sadly defeated 5:4 on penalties after the game ended 1:1 at full time on Tuesday evening during the FA Cup tie with Basingstoke Town FC which was played at the Rivermoor Stadium, the home of Reading City FC. The Poppies faced a tough and enduring first half chasing “The Stokes” with a ...

FA Cup preview Basingstoke FC v’s Poppies

FA Cup preview Basingstoke FC v’s Poppies

The competitive 2020/21 season gets underway for “The Poppies” on Tuesday evening (1st September) as they face Basingstoke FC in the extra preliminary round of the FA Cup. Basingstoke FC are current members of the Southern League Division 1 South, a league above Bournemouth FC however Poppies manager Leo Cabeleira’s new look side will be ...