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Fixtures, Results and Reports 2008 - 2009

The Chairman would like to thank Adrian the Henna, Russell the Bear, David the Marthon Man and Nicholas of the 2 Jags for their contribution and managemnt of the teams.

Final Tables

Saturday Team

We are at the end of another progressive year for Bere Regis F.C. We finished a creditable 7th in Dorset Division One, ending the season with 35 points, five points more than in the previous season. A further aim of the club, to have a nucleus of players from Bere Regis has also been achieved. This season, the return of Adam ‘safe’ Moss, Nicholas’2 Jags’ White and Matty’no credit’ Elford, to the squad, along with Natt ’i’ve come of age’ Scott, means the future is bright, the future is Bere Regis F.C.

The players, the managers and all those connected with Bere Regis F.C. would like to thank the ground staff of, Herbie’in the valley’ Swann and Mr & Mrs Chrissy Oram senior, for their hard work and dedication throughout the season. This, has resulted in one of the best, if not the best, playing surface in Dorset. We would also like to thank the supporters, who we appreciate turning up to offer their advice, encouragement and support during games. Sometimes we don’t live up to your expectations, but we do provide you with some laughs, and as every football supporter knows, there is always next season.

Talking of which, next season will mark Bere Regis F.C 125th anniversary. Various events and exhibition games are being planned to commemorate this historical event, and if you would like to offer your services during the year, or if you would like to sponsor us during this momentous year, we would be pleased to hear from year.

The annual Bere Regis 6-a-side competition is taking place at the rec on the 6th of June, and our annual presentation is being held at Bulberry wood golf club on the evening of 26th June.  Bere Regis Football Club’s AGM will be held at the sports club in mid July with training starting the week beginning the 20th of July. If you would like further information on any of these events, please contact Dave ’the secretary’ Rigler on 01929 471728

Thanks once again, and for another season
  
POS   P W D L GD PTS
1 Upwey and Broadwey 26 22 3 1 79 69
2 Chickerell United 26 19 1 6 55 55 *
3 Wool RBL 26 18 1 7 23 55
4 AFC Bluebridge 26 17 2 7 32 53
5 The Balti House 26 14 3 9 17 45
6 Crossways 26 15 3 8 14 36 *
7 Bere Regis 26 11 3 12 -20 35 *
8 Ferndown Sports 26 9 6 11 0 33
9 Stalbridge 26 9 2 15 -17 29
10 Corfe Castle 26 9 1 16 -25 28
11 Piddletrenthide United 26 8 1 17 -17 24 *
12 Child Okeford 26 7 3 16 -42 24
13 Mere Town 26 4 7 15 -36 19
14 Lytchett Red Triangle 26 1 2 23 -63 5

Player statistics


Appearances Bench Goals Overall Goals Started
1 Bayer, Pat    3      
2 Bennett, Matt  10  9  3  3  10
3 Breslin, Robert  1  1      1
4 Castle, Ben    2      
5 Cox, Kevin  20  4      20
6 Edwards, Ross    1      
7 Elford, Matt  18        18
8 Harris, Dave  1  2      1
9 Hewitt, Shane  26    12  12  26
10 Lassman, Steven    1      
11 Macklin, Peter  23    10  10  23
12 Michie, Ian  21    1  1  21
13 Moore, Adrian    5  1  1  
14 Moorse, Alex  7  2      7
15 Morton, Dominic  1  9  1  1  1
16 Moss, Adam  5        5
17 Oram, Chris  22  1  1  1  22
18 Portt, Kevin    5      
19 Rogerson, Adam    3      
20 Rogerson, Dean  25        25
21 Rose, John  2  4      2
22 Sanders, John  25    7  7  25
23 Scott, Nathaniel  6  2      6
24 Slade, Mark  20  1  5  5  20
25 Waight, Oliver  20    2  2  20
26 Watts, Dan  19    15  15  19
27 White, Nick  14  7  1  1  14



Sunday team

POS   P W D L GD PTS
1 White Swan 22 18 1 3 115 55
2 Bryanston Club 22 17 2 3 90 53
3 Upton Working Mens Club 22 17 2 3 74 53
4 Dumpton Academicals 22 17 0 5 34 51
5 Three Cross 22 11 1 10 7 33 *
6 Harrys Sports Bar 22 9 3 10 -5 30
7 Bere Regis 22 8 1 13 -25 25
8 Windgreen Corfe Mullen 22 6 5 11 -38 23
9 Morden 22 5 3 14 -43 18
10 Hamworthy Labour Club 22 5 3 14 -53 18
11 Damory Hammers 22 5 3 14 -66 18
12 Broadmayne 22 1 2 19 -90 5

Player Statistics


Appearances Bench Goals Overall Goals Started
1 Bennett, Matt  11    1  1  11
2 Bennett, Thomas  14  5  5  5  14
3 Boulter, Harry  2    1  1  2
4 Cope, Shaun  16    16  16  16
5 Cope, Wayne  2  1  2  2  2
6 Cox, Kevin  8    4  4  8
7 Dyke, Carl  3  2      3
8 Elford, Matthew  17  1  4  4  17
9 Gale, Tristan  17  4      17
10 Hewitt, Shane  5    3  3  5
11 Macklin, Ian  11  1      11
12 Macklin, Peter  20    4  4  20
13 Mahoney, Mick  21  1  8  8  21
14 Owers, Brendan  19  1      19
15 Percy, Neil  18    4  4  18
16 Portt, Kevin  15  1      15
17 Rogerson, Adam  15  5  10  10  15
18 Rogerson, Dean  11    1  1  11
19 Spurdle, Will  1  1  1  1  1
20 Walker, Michael  3    1  1  3
21 White, Nick  12  8  2  2  12
22 White, Rob    1      

APRIL FOOTBALL FIXTURES 

Saturday 4th  April

Adult League Div 1 – Kick off 3.00pm

BRFC 2 Balti House 3

Referee: C Vincent

Team Sheet
 
D.Rogerson
K.Cox
N.White
A.Moss
O.Waight (2)
S.Hewitt
M.Slade (1)
M.Elford
I.Michie
J.Sanders
P.Macklin
 
Subs
N.Scott
D.Morton
 
 
Following two solid draws away from home, Beres lack of consistency led to a 2-3 home defeat to Balti House when a win would have almost guaranteed them a top six finish.  Bere found themselves 3-0 down within 30 minutes of the kick off, due to a midfield that appeared to go walkabouts more than Ray Mears. However, a brighter period five minutes before the break, saved Bere from the half-time hairdryer treatment, when Jonny Sanders swooped to make the score 3-1 and Ian' I'm captain for the day' Michie hit both the upright and crossbar when it was probably easier to score. 

Mark Slade was relieved of his duties for the second half and was replaced by the up and coming youngster Nat Scott. Bere totally dominated the second half with an impressive debutant performance from returnee Adam Moss. After hitting the metalwork on a number of occasions Bere eventually pulled one back, when Shayne ' 8624' Hewitt drifted in from the left flank, to slide the ball past the Balti keeper. Despite sustained pressure in the final 10 minutes, Bere still could not find a way to score, with the Balti keeper making a number of miraculous saves. Final score BRFC 2 Balti House 3, in a game Bere should have at least drawn and could have won.
 

Sunday 5th April

Adult League Div 2- Kick off 10.30am         

Bere Regis 2: Harbourside 9
Scorers: Pete Macklin, Nick White

Referee: S Skakich                    

Saturday 11th April

Adult League Div 1 – Kick off 3.00pm

BRFC 2 Mere Town 4

Referee: K Brown

Team Sheet
D.Rogerson
K.Cox (3)
A.Moss
O.Waight
N.Scott
I.Michie
S.Hewitt
M.Elford (2)
M.Slade (1)
J.Sanders
P.Macklin

 Subs;
1.) N.White
2.) D.Morton
3.) R.Edwards  

 In a carbon copy to the previous week, Bere found themselves 3-0 down within 30 minutes of the kick off, due to a lack of commitment, a midfield fivesome that looked more out of sorts than Bassetts liquorice and, not one but two own goals. Other than that it was pretty good! After all hairdryers had been removed from the changing rooms, Russ Ferguson calmly offered his opinions and gave the players their half time team chat.

In the second half, a flurry of substitutions and changes of formation allowed Bere to pull one back before Mere scored their fourth. Adam Moss on his third attempt of the day thought he'd scored but the ref had already blown for an infringement inside the box. Shayne' 4862' Hewitt calmly slotted home the resulting penalty to make the score 2-4. Despite a number of chances and a bit more effort in the last fifteen minutes, it was unfortunately too little too late and the score remained BRFC 2 Mere Town 4 at the final whistle. Another poor display from Bere Regis leaves them in 7th place in the league, looking over their shoulder, rather than looking upwards.

Sunday 12th April

Adult League Div 2- Kick off 10.30 am        

Harbourside 6: Bere Regis 2
Scorers: Matt Bennett, Pete Macklin 

Referee: B Gregory

       

Wednesday 15th April

Adult League Div 1 – Kick off TBC

Lytchett Red Triangle 1 BRFC 5

Referee: G Chirnside

D.Rogerson
M.Elford (2)
N.White
A.Moss
K.Cox
O.Waight(1)
N.Scott
J.Sanders
I.Michie (3)
P.Macklin
S.Hewitt

 Subs
1. M.Slade
2. C.Oram
3. M.Bennett

Scorers; I.Michie, P.Macklin, N.White, S.Hewitt, M.Bennett

There she blows! Eventually the mighty Bere managed to win with an impressive second half performance away at Lytchett in the first of their midweek fixtures. You could right a full scale essay on this eventful evening, when following their first win in 2 months, a number of milestones were passed and the curse of Kev Curtis was broken! Natt Scott and Adam Moss both won their first games for Bere Regis, who are now safe from relegation and will maintain first division football next year and, who have already gained more points this season than last. The return of players from injuries and holidays also meant that Bere had an impressive 7 players on the bench to choose from which enabled Russel Benitez to change both personnel and formation.

However, it wasn't without a scare or two as Bere were lucky not to concede during the first half with Adam Moss making two goal line clearances and Dean Rogerson making some great blocks amongst his customary clangers. And it was a Dean' I don't get enough praise' Rogerson clanger that allowed Lytchett to take the lead early in the second half when he started then stopped then started again, a bit like a horse pulling up at Beeches Brook . A powerful Ian 'I like playing on the left wing' Michie header levelled the scores, before Pete Macklin's cross come shot held up in the wind to loop over the 12 year old in goal and give Bere the lead. From that moment on Bere controlled the game with some intricate passing moves and following a corner, Nick White slammed the ball home from a full 8 yards to give Bere the lead 1-3.  With aircraft providing the lighting for the extended second half due to the ref being taken off injured, Shane '4862' Hewitt chased onto a beautiful through ball to lob the on rushing 12 year old.1-4. Matt' I've been on holiday and am well rested' Bennet, then came on as a sub and produced a powerful drive from 25 yards following a well worked free kick routine, to make the final score Lytchett 1 Bere Regis FC 5

Wednesday 22nd April

Adult League Div 1 – Kick off TBC

AFC Bluebridge vs. Bere Regis

Referee: R Drake


Saturday 25th April

Adult League Div 1 – Kick off 3.00pm

Chickerell 1 BRFC 2

Team sheet; 
D.Rogerson
M.Elford (2)
N.White
A.Moss
A.Moorse (1)
N.Scott
O.Waight
J.Sanders
M.Slade
S.Hewitt
P.Macklin (3)
 
Subs
1 D.Morton
2 M.Bennett
3 A.Moore 

Referee: M Sers

Well, well, well. Following on from the midweek thrashing which consisted of 5 defensive errors and P.'diddy' Macklin scoring a consolation goal, Bere outplayed and beat a team vying for the runners up spot.

Russel Benitez decided to rest some of his senior players and go with youth for this game, possibly with next year in mind? With the wind blowing up the slope at Chickerell (i.e. vertically) Shane ' 6824' Hewitt opened the scoring with a well-rehearsed free kick move. A long punt downfield bounced over two defenders and with the goalkeeper stuck on his line '8246' comfortably toe poked the ball home to give Bere the lead 0-1. Alex 'D.Anderton' Moorse made a welcome return following a lengthy injury and 'mum won't let me do games today syndrome' and bolstered the Bere defence, who for once looked comfortable. This added confidence allowed Bere to play some entertaining football for the rest of the first half, which resulted in P 'diddy' Macklin planting a bullet like header into the far corner from the edge of the penalty area. 0-2 to Bere at Half time.

The last time Bere went in 2-0 up at half time was before the great recession and for once, a calm Bere Regis changing room even managed to enjoy a glass of orange squash before the restart. Nick 'safe' White and Adam 'secure' Moss looked safe and secure at the back for Bere. So much so that Russel Wenger decided to replace both fullbacks to test the central defensive partnership, and it was at this stage that Chickerell got their consolation goal. (See Russel’s plans always work). However, Bere still looked confident on the ball going forward and with the youth policy still in mind, Adrian Moore was bought on for the last few minutes, to replace P.Macklin who had run tirelessly all afternoon. Despite some great link up play with Jonny 'look at my legs go' Sanders, the final score remained Chickerell 1 Bere Regis 2


Wednesday 29th April

Adult League Div 1 – Kick off TBC

Bere Regis vs. Corfe Castle

BRFC 2 Corfe Castle 5

A disappointing end to the season, in a game that typified Bere’s season as a whole. Bere went behind to an early Corfe goal, but, during the last 30 minutes of the first half, played the beautiful, flowing, pass and move football that some of us have witnessed (unfortunately only)  sporadically throughout the season. Corfe couldn’t handle Bere’s overlapping full backs and slick passing during this period of domination, and it resulted in P ‘Diddy’ Macklin being fouled in the box . Shane ‘4862’ handsomely dispatched the spot kick to make the score 1-1. Five minutes later, another slick one touch move, resulted in Mark ’take cover’ Slade racing through on goal, and calmly dispatching the ball past the keeper despite the crowd taking bets that he would blast it over or wide. Half time 2-1

However, the second half of this match also typified Beres second half of the season. Chris ‘blisters’ Oram who had made some quite literally breathtaking runs, had to be replaced and Bere’s lack of discipline then cost them the game. Corfe scored four goals in quick succession and despite hitting the metalwork and having some glorious chances, Bere failed to score. Final score; Bere Regis F.C. 2,  Corfe Castle 5.


MARCH  FOOTBALL FIXTURES 

Sunday 8th March

Adult League Div 2- Kick off 10.30am         
Bere Regis 2: Wallisdown Sports 5
Scorers: Shaun Cope, Patrick Bayer
Referee: A J Belt       
                

Saturday 14th March

Adult League Div 1 – Kick off 3.00pm
Mere Town 2: Bere Regis 2
Scorers: Matt Bennett, Pete Macklin
Referee: L Horlock

Saturday 21st March

Adult League Div 1 – Kick off 3.00pm

BRFC 2 Crossways 3
Referee: R Dabbs

Team Sheet
D.Rogerson
O.Waight
C.Oram
I.Michie
K.Cox
M.Bennett (1)
N.Scott
M.Elford
S.Hewitt
J.Sanders (2)
D.Watts

Subs
(1) D.Morton
(2) A. Moore





One bright spring day, at Bere Regis Recreational ground, BRFC fell behind to an early goal from the visitors, Crossways. However, minutes later following a fluent Bere move, Dan Watts equalised with a right foot volley. Bere dominated the rest of the first half, playing some magical football with Matt Elford and  Nat Scott (making his full debut) controlling the midfield.

During the second half, Bere couldn't find the magic of the first half and the inability to beat the first man at a free kick just outside Crossways area cost them dearly, as Crossways raced down the other end and retook the lead via a Kev. Cox own goal that he could do little about. Crossways scored again quickly afterwards to make the score 1-3 and a late flurry by Bere resulted in Olly Waight gliding in at the back stick to notch. However, it was too little to late, and the final score remained BRFC 2 Crossways 3.

Sunday 22nd March

Adult League Div 2 – Kick off 10.30am           
Windgreen Corfe Mullen 4: Bere Regis 0                       
Referee: K Ellis

Saturday 28th March

Adult League Div 1 – Kick off 3.00pm
Ferndown Sports 1 BRFC 1
Referee: C Benin

D.Rogerson
K.Cox
C.Oram
N.White
O.Waight
M.Elford
S.Hewitt
N.Scott
M.Slade
D.Watts
J.sanders (1)

Subs
(1) A.Moore

A deserved point away from home, when Bere probably could have taken all three. Playing on a hard, bobbly surface at Ferndown, Nick White changed his footwear more times than Mrs Marcos during the first half. Rean Dogerson made some great one handed saves to keep Bere in contention, but could do nothing about the Ferndown goal to give them the lead 1-0 at half time.

A change to square pegs in round holes instead of round pegs in square holes at half time by Russ Hiddink, gave Bere a more attacking formation. With twenty minutes gone in the second half, prissy Chrissy Oram drilled the ball into the bottom corner direct from a free kick to level the scores and net his first of the season. In the final minute, Jonny Sanders who had been wrapped around Ferndowns centre half's finger all afternoon, managed to dislocate his own, and was replaced by A.D.Moore. Unfortunately what could have been the most prolific of frontline partnerships in Dorset league 1, lasted only the one minute all season, as Mr Daniel Watts esq. is leaving these shores to take his talents to the MLS in America. Where Beckham failed, goldenballs Wattsy will succeed. We wish him well.

Final score Ferndown sports 1 BRFC 1

FEBRUARY 2009 

Sunday 1st February

Adult League Div 2- Kick off 10.30am         
Bere Regis vs. Harrys Sports Bar
Referee: S Mcfarland
                                                                                                                   

Saturday 7th February

Adult League Div 1 – Kick off 2.15pm
Bere Regis vs. Corfe Castle
Referee: R Cody

Sunday 8th February

Adult League Div 2- Kick off 10.30am         
Windgreen Corfe Mullen vs. Bere Regis                
Referee: P Ayley                       

Saturday 14th February

Adult League Div 1 – Kick off 2.15pm

Referee: D Parker

D.Rogerson
M.Elford
C.Oram
I.Michie
K.Cox  (1)
J.Sanders
O.Waight
M.Slade
S.Hewitt
P.Macklin
D.Watts  (2)
 
Subs
N.White  (1)
D.Morton  (2)
 

BRFC 1 UPWEY & BROADWAY 9

Following a 9-1 drubbing away by their opponents previously in the season, Bere Regis were at least consistent if nothing else, by receiving a 9-1 drubbing at home. Only some great saves from Deano Rogerson kept the score to less than double figures with the consolation goal coming from Mark Slade from the penalty spot. Russ Huddink was left speechless after the game saying ..........!


Sunday 15th February

Adult League Div 2- Kick off 10.30 am       
Wool RBL  vs. Bere Regis                        
Referee: C Arkless       


Saturday 21st February

Adult League Div 1 – Kick off 2.15pm
Corfe Castle 3 vs. Bere Regis  4
Referee: D Moore

Team Sheet

D.Rogerson
K.Cox
C.Oram
N.White
I.Michie
M.Elford
J.Sanders
D.Morton   (1)
S.Hewitt
D.Watts    (3)
P.Macklin  (2)

Subs used

1. M.Bennet
2.A.Moore
3. J.Rose

Goalscorers

J.Sanders
D.Watts
S.Hewitt
A.Moore

That’s Moore like it. After some horrendous performances and results of late, Russ Hiddink made some bold decisions and changed both personnel and formation for this crucial derby game. And it worked, as Bere Regis played some tremendous football and completely dominated the first half. Jon ‘I’m banned next week’Sanders opened the scoring for Bere with an audacious chip from fully 30 yards, and this was followed by a normal Dan Watts sublime free kick. Not to be outdone, Shane ‘2648’ Hewitt also lobbed the goalie from 25 yards, however as it was from the corner flag it was more of a cross than a shot. Bere conceded a sloppy goal before half time but went in 3-1 up at half time and were allowed their mug of tea.

Matty ‘i’ve no credit on my phone’ Elford had a storming game in his new role in the centre of midfield and the under rated and under credited Deano Rogerson made some crucial saves in the second half. However, neither could do anything about the two goals that Corfe scored to make the score 3-3.  But an inspired substitution by the Bere management team, brought Adrian ‘I’m your match winner’ Moore on with 20 minutes still remaining. Incredibly, playing in only his first game of the season, he duly repaid the faith the management team had in him, and with time running out, Moore made a great run into the box and met the ball on the volley with a sweet strike sending the ball flying into the corner of the net, to give Bere the win that they so richly deserved.

Final score; Corfe 3 BRFC 4

Sunday 22nd February

Adult League Div 2 – Kick off 10.30am           
Dumpton Academicals 7: Bere Regis 0                       
Referee: G Lux


Saturday 28th February

Adult League Div 1 – Kick off 2.15pm
Bere Regis 1  vs. Wool RBL 2
Referee: R Mitchell

D.Rogerson
C.Oram  (1)
N.White
I.Michie
K.Cox
M.Elford
M.Slade  (2)
S.Hewitt
M.Bennett
P.Maklin
D.Watts

Subs;

(1) N.Scott
(2) A.Moore

Bere faced the current league leaders at the Rec on a beautiful spring afternoon and were unlucky to lose. During the first half Bere played the more attractive football and fully deserved the lead when Pete Maklin side footed a volley into the net from close range. Bere maintained their lead to the half time whistle, playing the more attractive football with the back four of Cox, White, Michie and Oram looking in control against the giants from Wool and when required, keeper Rean Dodgerson yet again making some superb saves that often don't get the credit they deserve.

Within 10 minutes of the re-start Bere were forced to make a substitution with captain Oram forced to leave the field with an injury. He gave way to a promising product of the Bere youth policy, Nat Scott, who had a solid first game. The Bere defence still appeared to have control of the one dimensional Wool team, until a sloppy 5 minutes deep into the second half when a lack of concentration gifted Wool two goals from corners. Despite ending the game with a number of chances, Bere couldn't find the equaliser they deserved, leaving the final score BRFC 1 Wool 2.

 JANUARY  2009

Saturday 3rd January

Adult League Div 1 – Kick off 2.15pm
Referee: S Nash

Crossways 3 Bere Regis 4
 
Team
 
D.Rogerson
M.Elford
C.Oram
N.White
I.Michie
S.Hewitt   (3)
M.Slade
J.Sanders  (1)
O.Waight
P.Macklin  (2)
D.Watts
 
Subs;
(1) M.Bennet
(2) P.Bayer
(3) K.Cox
 
 
What a start to the New Year. Bere appeared to have learnt from their drubbing by the elders of the village on Boxing day, and scored some spectacular goals as they started 2009 with a win. However, this was after going behind to a route one goal in the first minute, as they failed to wake up from their extended winter hibernation. Following a few choice words from 'Russ Scolari'  Bere then went onto dominate the first half with a hat full of sublime goals that would grace any league in the world. With icy conditions underfoot, Bere were awarded a free kick 20+ yards from goal. Dan Watts struck a curling left footed shot into the top corner, well out of reach of Crossways 'pieman'. Not to be outdone by his strike partner Pete Macklin controlled the ball with his chest in the penalty area before unleashing a powerful volley across the goalie to give Bere the lead 1-2. Bere looked as though they would score with every attack and Dan Watts increased the lead with an audacious overhead kick that once again left the 'pieman' flat footed. Half time Crossways 1 Bere Regis 3.

Kev Cox who was unfortunate to find himself on the subs bench, dutifully carried out the role of linesman in the first half, but was substituted for a 12 year old by the referee at half time! With players struggling to keep their feet due to the icy conditions, Bere were undone once again by a route one goal, to make the score 2-3. Dan Watts then completed his hatrick with a cool finish to extend Beres lead 2-4. But the icy conditions led to a number of injuries, and coupled with the obvious signsof too much christmas spirit meant that the full complement of substitutes had to be used. Bere conceded a late goal which made for an interesting end to the game and despite the ref playing an additional 12 minutes of injury time Bere managed to hold on until the final whistle.

Sunday 4th January

Adult League Div 2- Kick off 10.30am         

Wool RBL vs. Bere Regis                

Referee: J Gregory       

               

Saturday 10th January

Adult League Div 1 – Kick off 2.15pm

Bere Regis vs. Corfe Castle

Referee: D Hetherington


Sunday 11th January

Adult League Div 2- Kick off 10.30 am       

Broadmayne 3: Bere Regis 3
Scorers: Matt Bennett, Shaun Cope, Own Goal
                 

Referee: S Nash       


Saturday 17th January

Adult League Div 1 – Kick off 2.15pm

Child Okeford 5 Bere Regis 3

Referee: M Rogers

D.Rogerson
M.Elford
C.Oram
N.White (1) (3)
I.Michie
S.Hewitt
O.Waight
M.Slade (2)
J.Sanders
P.Macklin
D.Watts

Subs

S.Lassman (1)
M.Bennett (2)
K.Cox (3)

Bere Regis slumped to another away defeat, unlike Craig Bellamy they don't like to travel. Bere Regis found themselves facing a Stoke City style bombardment early on, one of which resulted in Nick White finding his left foot being used as a trampoline by the Child Okeford centre forward and he had to be replaced. Despite Pete 'Emile' Macklin doing a lot of running on a very heavy pitch, Bere failed to have a single shot on target during the first half and were punished for some sloppy defending and found themselves 2-0 down at the break.

A 'Phil Brown' style half time team talk on the pitch, with the management declining the offer of a warm changing room and a hot mug of tea, appeared to have failed as within minutes of the restart Child Okeford scored to make it 3-0. However, within seconds, some enterprising wing play by Bere resulted in a cross that Jonny 'i can't play out wide' Sanders converted with a crisp right foot volley as he arrived late at the back door (just as the management had been asking him to do!). Mark Slade was then tripped (fell) inside the Child Okeford box and the resulting penalty was duly dispatched by Dan Watts. 3-2. But within seconds of the restart, Bere yet again succumbed to the long punt downfield to make it 4-2. Another long throw in routine by Child Okeford made it 5-3 before a flurry of substitutes and a change of formation (2-4-4) resulted in a Shane 'soon to be seen on the bill'  Hewitt goal. Final score; Child Okeford 5 Bere Regis 3

Sunday 18th January

Adult League Div 2 – Kick off 10.30am           

Bere Regis vs. Broadmayne                        

Referee: C Mannering


Saturday 24th January

Adult League Div 1 – Kick off 2.15pm

Referee: K Bungay

Bere Regis 1 Piddletrenthide 0
 
D.Rogerson
M.Elford
N.White
I.Michie
C.Oram (1)
S.Hewitt (2)
M.Slade
O.Waight
J.Saunders
P.Macklin
D.Watts
 
Subs
1. K.Cox
2. M.Bennett
 
Goalscorer; D.Watts                 
 
Bere Regis 1 Piddletrenthide 0
 
Bere's first home game since November 2008, saw them complete their first double of the season. The first 25 minutes of the first half saw Bere back to their best following last weeks disappointing away defeat. Dictating the pace and style of the game, Bere kept possession well and were rewarded for their efforts when Dan Watts headed in from close range following a fumble by the Piddletrenthide goalkeeper. The score remained this way for the rest of the half,  thanks mainly to Deano 'the cat' Rogerson making himself look even bigger in the Bere Regis goal.
As the weather turned to heavy rain, the second half turned into a scrappy affair. The only real highlights were Bere hitting the crossbar twice, Matty Elford continuing his run of impressive displays by clearing off the line and 3 Bere players shown yellow cards for what appeared to be very innocuous challenges. In a press conference after the game, first team coach Russ Hewitt stated 'Sometimes you have to win ugly'  which is exactly what Bere did. Final score; Bere Regis 1 Piddletrenthide 0.

Sunday 25th January

Adult League Div 2 – Kick off 10.30am           

Bere Regis vs. Harbourside                        

Referee: B Gregory

31st January

Stalbridge 8 Bere Regis 1

Team Sheet
D.Rogerson
M.Elford
C.Oram
M.Slade (1)
I.Michie
K.Cox
O.Waight
J.Sanders
S.Hewitt
P.Macklin
D.Watts

Subs
D.Morton (1)

How BRFC won't travel ! Another trip across country, and another heavy defeat. Bere Regis found themselves 4-0 down within the first 15 minutes, with all the goals gifted to the opposition by defensive errors, (misplaced clearances, deflections, etc.) Fortunately enough, Stalbridge missed a penalty, but still managed to score another to make it 5-0 at half time.

Another Russ 'Brown' half time special. Tea and warm changing rooms available on a bitterly cold day, Bere's half time team talk took place on the half way line. And it appeared to have worked. Bere played some lovely football amid good spells of possession in the second half, with only two defensive clangers gifting Stalbridge two more goals. Shane Hewitt pulled one back, giving Bere a glimmer of hope!!!!! but Stalbridge managed to score another to make the final score Stalbridge 8 Bere Regis 1. Please send any ideas on how Bere can get a result away from home, on a postcard to Bere Regis Sports Club.

THE BOXING DAY EXTRAVAGANZA 2008


Old Gits 6: Young Whippersnappers 4


Christmas is a time for giving. It is a time for children and roast dinners and jolly old fat men. So when the jolly old fat men give the children a good roasting this is as much a part of Christmas as the Queen’s speech or a depressing episode of Eastenders.


As the Gits refuse to hang up their boots in an effort to work off those mince pies and the ranks of the Whippersnappers grows from Bere’s impressive youth academy, the team sizes are now of epic proportions. There were at least 42 players on the pitch at the start of the game this year and, despite the Gits having superior numbers and a considerable weight advantage, this was balanced by them also having the mobility of an overweight sloth. Despite all medical (and legal) advice, the legends dusted off their boots, or bald patch in Spivey’s case, and headed once more unto the breach fired up with a lethal cocktail of whisky and Deep Heat.


An impressive array included both young and old, and ancient in one particular case! The relative youngsters included Kev ‘I still got it’ Cox; Ian ‘I actually have got it’ Michie; Wayne ‘I got it but can’t be bothered with it anymore’ Cope;  Rob ‘ I think I still got it’ White; Adey ‘I know it’s around here somewhere’ Moore; Adam ‘I can get you it if you need it’ Rogerson; Graeme’ I got it but it doesn’t last long’ Price; Shane ‘I only get it at Christmas’ Mooney; and Earl ‘I have 5 kids so don’t want it anymore’ Dacre. There were the real legends, such as Lyndon ‘The Bionic Man’ White (more plastic body parts than Halfords); Steve ‘The Crab’ Allen (makes Ray Wilkins look like Ronaldo); Mark ‘The Patient’ Gale (more scars than Frankenstein); Pip ‘The Jigsaw’ Evans (goes to pieces in the box); Simon ‘The Worm’ Scott (goes to ground far tooeasily); Steve ‘Forrest’ McEleney (Run, Forrest, Run); Robbie ‘The Magician’ Blake (disappeared at half time); Alan ‘The Snail’ Lambert (slower than a special needs class); and last, but not least, the rare sight of Pat ‘The Mummy’ Merritt (a classmate of Methuselah). There was also the unfamiliar, and slightly scary, sight of Baz in full rugby gear and generally making the rules up as he went along, though none of the Whippersnappers wanted to argue for some strange reason.


The Whippersnappers were by no means fazed by this frightening, in so many different ways, line up. They themselves had a formidable array of stars from both the Saturday and Sunday teams, as well as some of the children of the Gits who were relishing the chance to kick their parents, blissfully unaware their parents couldn’t wait to kick them too! Names such as Pete ‘the Headmaster’ Macklin; Ian ‘Crocodile Dundee’ Macklin; Nick ‘Big Gay Bear’ White; Shane ’Protector of the Vulnerable’ Hewitt; Al ‘Timberlake’ Moorse; Shaun ‘Not the hair’ Cope; Triston ‘Headless Chicken’ Gale; and Dean ‘The Postman’ Rogerson (he always delivers) will be familiar to regular readers. However, youngsters such as Jake Muscato, Nathaniel Scott, Aaron Scott, Aaron Gale, Matt Evans and Callum White also turned up to get their first taste of an unfair and bitter defeat, which should set them up nicely for life. There was also the faint whiff of cheating as the Whippersnappers bought along Dan Watts for the game, a proper footballer who could pass the ball (to his own players no less!), move and shoot with a degree of accuracy.


Thankfully, as usual, the Gits had brought their own referee and linesman in the shape of Sam and Tom Allen to balance this blatant gamesmanship and so the game could commence. A capacity crowd thundered their appreciation, as only three people can do, and they were away!


It soon became obvious why the founders of the game chose to play only eleven players a side as the midfield resembled the last days of your average Woolworths shop, but with marginally less pushing and shoving. The early play was dominated by the Whippersnappers and they hit the woodwork early on, though it turned out that was just Tom’s leg! The Gits chose to pair Spivey and Merritt at the back, as safe as the Bank of England you may think. Well, given current economic conditions you may be right as the youngsters soon breached this as easily as a Palestinian front line and the Whippersnappers were a goal to the good. However, the midfield fifteen of the Gits soon found their best toe-punting feet and were soon peppering the opposition goal. Two inch perfect crosses found the head of Graeme Price unmarked in front of goal, but the thought of messing up those boyish good lucks with such a muddy ball was too much for him and he headed both wide of the mark. Thankfully, Rob White was around and with a precision that young Tom Daley lacked he was soon diving into the box for the Gits’ first penalty. Pat Merritt was asked to walk the length of the pitch to take it and, despite being completely out of breath on arrival, slotted it away like he was born to it. Soon after another completely legitimate penalty was earned by the Gits and Mark Gale rolled back the years to give them the lead. The youngsters came back from this bombshell and continued to play the better football, getting a deserved equaliser and genuinely think they might win it this year. This was not a football match though, a fact the crowd would heartily agree with, and as inevitable as the sun coming up each day, or Fergie complaining about the referee, the Gits soon took the lead again. Half time was a welcome relief for the old men to let them oil those aching limbs, with alcohol, and discuss tactics, they love those little white mints!


The second half followed a similar pattern. The youngsters started brightly and pulled another one back but this was no place for pretty football, especially now Dacre had arrived, and the Gits midfield soon steamrollered their way through the opposition to grind in the goals. Pip was obviously feeling sorry for the youngsters as, even by his standards, he produced the miss of the century. An unbelievable penalty save fell to him unmarked around five yards out and, with the precision of an American fighter pilot, he missed the target. Don’t call us Pip, please! This was a small setback as goals flew in from all angles and the Whippersnappers became more disillusioned. Even Baz started to get the hang of the beautiful game, indeed he was compared to Maradonna by the Whippersnappers. This may have been an accusation that he punched the ball into the net, it could be his natural skill, it may be because he is getting overweight, either way the Gits were cruising at 6-3 and could taste the victory beers already. A brief flurry at the end of the game was a case of too little, too late and, with a quick look to his Dad, Tom blew his whistle and the Old Gits had triumphed once again.


Tony Blair may have retired, Lehman Brothers have collapsed, America even have a black President, but some things in life will never, ever change.....

DECEMBER

Sunday 21st December

Adult League Div 2 - Kick off 10.30am           

Bere Regis 0: Wool RBL 9                    

Referee: M J Warden

NOVEMBER    

Saturday 1st November

Adult League Div 1 – Kick off 2.15pm

Upwey and Broadwey 9: Bere Regis 1

Scorer: Ian Michie
Referee: M Sers

Despite being without a number of key players due to injuries and work commitments, there was no excuse for this poor performance on a windy wet day in Weymouth, which led to Beres heaviest defeat for a number of years. Playing against the strong wind in the first half, it appeared that all that was said and done in the changing rooms, was left in the changing rooms, as Beres defensive unit crumbled. Almost immediately from the kick off Bere found themselves a goal down and worse was to follow as they found themselves 5-0 down at half time. 

A couple of substitutions were made at half time, but unfortunately within 5 minutes of coming on, Nick 'the Guvnr' White had to be replaced due to another injury. Bere managed to claw one back due to a wonder strike from Ian 'ring ning ning ning' Michie but it was to no avail as Bere conceded a further four goals. This could have been more if it weren't for the heroics and a number of tremendous saves by stand in keeper Peter 'the cat' Macklin.

All in all a day to forget for BRFC, who like Arsenal, have found that trying to play football on a wet and windy day, on a rain soaked pitch does not work and that what you really need is some backbone.

Saturday 8th November

Adult League Div 1 – Kick off 2.15pm

Wool RBL 3: Bere Regis 2

Scorer: Dan Watts (2)
Referee: R Thurbin

A typical local derby saw BRFC kick off into the wind and up the slope at the sheepfield in Wool. Within a minute Bere found themselves 1-0 up, with a tremendous strike by Dan Watts following some great play by P.Macklin and Mark Slade. Bere played the better football for the rest of the first half, and contained Wool to find themselves still leading 1-0 at half time.

After the break however, Wool played to their strengths utilising their height well, and despite some brilliant saves by Deano Rogerson (back in the fold after breaking a toe nail) Wool scored 3 goals in quick succession. At 3-1 down and following a flurry of yellow cards for both sides, Bere pushed forward and decided to play their best football of the day. After a flowing Bere move, Dan Watts netted his second of the day and despite constant pressure on the Wool goal, Bere couldn't manage to find away through and the score remained Wool 3 Bere 2. 

A much better performance than the previous week and Bere were unlucky to loose. It is on days like this when you are trying to avoid the dog excrement on the pitch, that you remember how lucky we are to play on the velvety smooth pitch at Bere rec, masterfully attended to by Herbie Swann & Mr and Mrs Oram (Snr). Thanks guys and gals.

Sunday 9th November

Sunday Intermediate Cup Round 2 - Kick off 11.02 am       

TX Utd 13: Bere Regis 0                  

Referee: S Fall       

Saturday 15th November

Adult League Div 1 – Kick off 2.15pm
Bere Regis vs Crossways
Referee: K Bungay

Sunday 16th November

Adult League Div 2 – Kick off 10.30am           
Bere Regis 2: Upton Working Mens Club 7
Scorers: Nick White, Pete Macklin
                     
Referee: A J Belt

Saturday 22nd November

Adult League Div 1 – Kick off 2.15pm
Piddletrenthide 0 BRFC 1
Referee: P Mason
 
Team sheet
 
D.Rogerson
M.Elford
N.White
C.Oram
I.Michie
S.Hewitt
O.Waight  (2)
M.Bennett (1)
M.Slade
P.Macklin
J.Sanders
 
Subs
 
B.Castle (2)
P.Bayer  (1)
 
Following a run of poor results, Bere got back to winning ways with an impressive team display at the sheepfield at Piddletrenthide. After a number of late cry offs due to the skivalitis virus, Beres first half formation appeared a bit different to normal, but still produced a number of clear cut chances that were either saved or were wide of the mark. At the other end Deano Rogerson produced a number of fine one handed saves to keep the score 0-0 at half time.
Following a reshuffle of the formation at half time, Bere dominated the second half. After a few words of encouragement from the management team, Jonny Sanders re-earned his nickname 'Robinho' with a magnificent strike from 25 yards that was still rising as it hit the stanchion of the piddletrenthide goal. This followed clever link up play with pappa Macklin, who ran tirelessly all afternoon (but not as fast as his pig in the 8th race later that evening!). Beres defence stood strong and fully deserved their clean sheet bonuses resulting in Bere's first away win of the season.

Sunday 23rd November

Adult League Div 2 – Kick off 10.30am           
Wool  RBL vs. Bere Regis                         
Referee: B Gregory

Saturday 29th November

Adult League Div 1 – Kick off 2.15pm
BRFC 3 Stalbridge 1
Referee: K Bungay

Teamsheet;

D.Rogerson
M.Elford
C.Oram
N.White
K.Cox
M.Slade
J.Sanders
O.Waight
S.Hewitt
P.Macklin
D.Watts

Subs;

M.Bennett
P.Bayer
B.Castle

Another win for Bere as they appear to have got over their bad start to November. Having hit the bar on a number of occasions during the first half, a delightful move culminated in a even more delightful chip by Pappa Maklin to give Bere the lead. This was shortly followed by a typical Oli Waight toe poked goal to leave Bere leading 2-0 at half time.Playing their first home game in the league for over a month, Bere appeared to be more interested in playing to the crowd (7 in total) rather than concentrating on the matter in hand. This was duly explained to them during the break by head coach Russ Hewitt, but despite the warning Stalbridge scored soon after half time to make the score 2-1. A flurry of substitutions ensued to up the Bere work rate. These paid dividend when Dan Watts arrived unmarked at the back stick to despatch the ball left footed into the net and make sure the points were safe. Final score BRFC 3 Stalbridge 1. This win keeps Bere handily placed in fourth place in the league, coming into the busy Christmas period.


Sunday 30th November

Adult League Div 2 – Kick off 10.30am           
Bere Regis 3: Dumpton Academicals 10
Scorers: Pete Macklin (2), Matt Bennett
                
Referee: G Critchell

OCTOBER                                                                                                             

Saturday 4th October

Adult League Div 1 – Kick off 3pm

Bere Regis vs Lytchett RT

Referee: S Nash

Sunday 5th October

Adult League Div 2- Kick off 10.30am         

Bere Regis 5: Lytchett RT 3

Scorers: Dan Watts (3), Pete Macklin, John Sanders        


Another win to add to the impressive start to the season, although the climatic conditions and the start of autumn proper, made playing the football that BRFC are becoming renowned for, nearly impossible. Playing with the gale force wind in the first half, the mighty Bere found themselves a goal down before Dan Watts equalised with a well taken goal. Caught flat footed defending a corner, Bere found themselves behind again before another thunderbolt from Jonny 'spongebob' Sanders levelled the scores. 2-2 at half time.

The management team got to work during the break and their pearls of wisdom appeared to work with another superb lob from Dan Watts putting Bere ahead early in the second half, only for LRT to equalise once again. P.Macklin volleyed home from close range following a typical flowing passage of play by Bere Regis to make the score 4-3. The Bere defence then battened down the hatches as they were tested under a huge barrage of up and unders more relevant to rugby league, but the Bere defence held firm with some superb reflex saves from D.Rogerson. Dan Watts then completed his hat-trick after picking up the ball in his own half before rounding the keeper and a defender twice before slotting home. Final Score BRFC 5 LRT 3       

Saturday 11th October

Intermediate Cup Round 1 – Kick off 2.30pm

Bere Regis 0: St Marys RC 2

Referee: D Pelka

Bere struggled to get out of the blocks and found themselves 2-0 down inside the first 20 minutes due to some poor defensive marking against a well organised team that played to their strengths.

Having been berated by the management team at half time, who also made some tactical changes, Bere started the second half much better with 'Junior' Hewitt hitting both posts before the ball went out for a goal kick. Bere also hit the crossbar and had several clear chances, but luck was not to be on their side, and despite using all their available subs and often playing with 4 up-front could not manage to break through St Marys defence. The game ended with the scoreline the same as after 20 minutes. Bere Regis F.C. 0 St Marys F.C. 2 Bere's first loss of the season against a team that they lost to in the same competition last year, but a much better performance in the second half.

Sunday 12st October

Adult League Div 2- Kick off 10.30 am       

Wallisdown Sports 8: Bere Regis 1

Scorer: Patrick Bayer                

Referee: G Lax       

Saturday 18th October

Adult League Div 1 – Kick off 3pm

Bere Regis FC 2  Ferdown Sports 0


Referee: P Smith

Goalscorers; P.Maklin, M.Slade
 
Team sheet
D.Rogerson
K.Cox
A.Moorse
I.Michie
C.Oram
O.Waight  (2)
J.Sanders
M.Slade
S.Hewitt (1)
P.Macklin
D.Watts
 
Subs;
M.Bennett (1)
K.Port (2)
A.Moore
A.Rogerson
 
A business like performance resulted in a 2-0 win over their close rivals Ferndown, to move Bere Regis second in the league. Peter 'Emile' Macklin opened the score with a sweet left foot strike across the goalkeeper to give Bere the lead , which they maintained until half-time, due to a resolute and for once organised defence marshalled well by captain Chrissy Oram. HT 1-0
Bere continued to create chances in the second half with Dan Watts missing a glorious opportunity to increase the lead by dithering in front of goal, but also having an unstoppable shot that hit both posts before rebounding into a bemused goalkeepers arms. Unlike banks in the credit crunch, Beres defence maintained their organisational strength, which enabled Mark Slade to finish off a breakaway move by side footing the ball past the keeper with 5 minutes to go. This led to scenes of celebration rarely seen outside of Trafalgar Square.

Final result BRFC 2 FSFC 0

Sunday 19th October

Adult League Div 2 – Kick off 10.30am           

Bere Regis 2: Morden 2

Scorers: Nick White, Matthew Elford
Referee: W Buchanan

Saturday 25th October

Adult League Div 1 – Kick off 3pm

Referee: M Sers

Bere Regis 0 Chickerell Utd. 4

 
Team Sheet;
P.Macklin
K.Cox
I.Michie
C.Oram (1)
A.Moorse (3)
M.Bennet
M.Slade
J.Sanders (2)
S.Hewitt
D.Watts
P.Macklin
 
Subs;
N.White (1)
D.Harris (2)
B.Castle (3)
A.Rogerson
A.Moore
 
Bere Regis fell to their first league defeat of the season by a well organised  team currently leading the division. Beres defensive unit  that looked so organised the previous week , were unlocked by a well drilled team that contained a number of players from higher leagues. Finding themselves 0-2 down at half time, Bere also found themselves without their inspirational skipper for the start of the second half due to a recurring knee injury. 
Within 10 minutes of the restart, Bere found themselves a further goal behind and had to replace a further two players due to recurring injuries from the night before. Despite a number of efforts Bere failed to score and Chickerill managed to squeeze in a fourth, leaving the final result BRFC 0 Chickerell Utd. 4.
However Bere were praised by the opposition for being 'the best footballing side that they had faced this year'. This result meant that Bere drop to 5th in the league but have games in hand over their rivals.

Sunday 26th October

Adult League Div 2 – Kick off 10.30am           

Upton Working Mens Club 4: Bere Regis 3

Scorers: Triston Gale, Jamie Goodson, Neil Percy
Referee: P Ayley

September 2008

Saturday 13th September

Adult League Div 1 – Kick off 3pmBere Regis FC 2  Ferdown Sports 0

Bere Regis 4: AFC Bluebridge 1

Scorers: Marc Slade, John Sanders, Dan Watts, Shane Hewitt

Referee: T Paul

Following a summer of hectic transfer activity, this was a good start to the season under the new regime. The new summer signing of Mark Slade scored a superb opening goal, following a wonderful passing move, before he rounded the keeper and slotted home. The second was a thunderbolt from Jonny ‘Robinho’ Sanders, who appeared to thrive in his new role. The third was a superbly worked throw in routine fresh from the training ground, that enabled another summer signing, Dan Watts, to stroke the ball home from close range. 3-0 at half time.

The second half saw Shane Hewitt increase the lead before he limped off with a reoccurring lack of fitness injury. Bluebridge managed to claw one back with Deano.Rogerson berating his defence due to the fullbacks being further forward than their chat up lines. Bere Regis then won the crossbar challenge with a number of attempts but could not increase their lead. Final score 4-1.

Sunday 14th September

Adult League Div 2- Kick off 10.30am         

Harrys Sports Bar 3: Bere Regis 2

Scorers: Patrick Bayer, Neil Percy   

Referee: G Critchell 

Saturday 20th September

Adult League Div 1 – Kick off 3pm

The Balti House 2: Bere Regis 2

Scorers: Pete Macklin, Matt Bennett

Referee: M Sers

Sunday 21st September

Adult League Div 2- Kick off 10.30 am       

Bere Regis 8: Windgreen Corfe Mullen 2


Scorers: Adam Rogerson (3), Neil Percy (2), Patrick Bayer, Pete Macklin, Shaun Cope           

Referee: S Nash       

Saturday 27th September

Bere Regis 6: Child Okeford 2

Scorers: Shane Hewitt (3), Marc Slade, John Sanders, Dan Watts

Referee: P Boore

Sunday 28th September

Adult League Div 2 – Kick off 10.30am           

Morden 6: Bere Regis 1

Scorer: Jamie Goodson               

Referee: T Richardson


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