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Saturday Results

1 Kingston Lacy 26 19 5 2 46 62
2 Crossways 26 17 4 5 49 55
3 Bere Regis 26 16 5 5 29 53
4 FC Windowman 26 17 1 8 30 52
5 Piddletrenthide United 26 14 4 8 33 46
6 Chickerell United Reserves 26 14 2 10 16 44
7 Poundbury Rovers 26 14 1 11 21 43
8 Child Okeford 26 12 5 9 18 41
9 The Balti House 26 10 4 12 -2 34
10 Stalbridge 26 7 4 15 -18 25
11 Mere Town 26 6 4 16 -31 22
12 Lytchett Red Triangle 26 6 1 19 -63 19
13 Corfe Castle 26 3 5 18 -64 14
14 Cranborne Reserves 26 3 3 20 -64 12

20th April

Piddletrenthide 2 Bere Regis 5

Bere Regis ended their season on a high, but left it late before inflicting the heaviest league defeat of the season on their hosts.

Despite having more of the possession and a number of half chances in the first half, a lumbering Bere Regis side found themselves 1-0 down at half time and could have found themselves further behind except for a goal line clearance from Jonny ‘detained at DCFA’s pleasure’ Cleall who made a welcome return.

After going 2-0 down early in the second half changes were made, and AJ Gales fighting spirit revived a slumbering Bere Regis side and even inspired Jonny ‘T’ Sanders to make his first tackle of the season. R4 creative interiors man of the match, Matty Elford, fully exploited his more attacking role on the right hand side of midfield and provided a number of assists. First, G dog Rose scored his customary goal before P ‘fancy boots’ Macklin levelled the score with a thunderous right foot strike. G dog Rose then bagged his second to give Bere the lead before Ian michie tree care man of the match P Macklin, rounded off his season by completing his hat trick to make the score 2-5 (unless you’ve got an hour or two to spare don’t ask him about this achievement). Amongst all of this, Gianfranco Curtis came on for a cameo role which he fully exploited and looks like he has the potential for a promising role next season and AD Bayor Moore was also allowed to enter the fray, in what must surely of been his testimonial year.

In their 125th anniversary year, this win means that Bere Regis finish their season top of the league but with other teams around them still having games to play, a minimum of 4th spot will be attained. Bere end the season on 53 points with 16 wins 5 draws and 5 defeats and a goal difference of +29.

In what has been a very impressive season for the lads, thanks from BRFC must go to;

The annual Bere Regis 6 a side tournament will be taking place over the weekend of June 5th - 6th, if you want to enter a team please get in contact, and to commemorate 125 years of football in Bere Regis, a festival of sport will be taking place during the week 3rd – 11 th July. Keep your eyes peeled for a programme of events and how YOU can take part. Pre season training will commence in mid July where we are always looking for new players, coaches and back room staff.

 Until next season, that’s all folks!

17th April 2010

Windowman 4  BRFC 3

A hangover from the mid week defeat, a poor defensive display, a can of Tenants Super and a number of missed opportunities, appear to have put pay to Bere Regis chances of winning Dorset Division One as Bere suffered their second defeat of the week.

Bere found themselves a goal down ‘early doors’ due to some slack defending, but within minutes of the restart, a strong run from the halfway line by Rosey resulted in him being brought down having rounded the keeper and the ref awarded a penalty. However, whilst balancing a can of lager in one hand the linesman raised his flag with his other hand, and the ref reversed his decision and gave a free kick to the opposition on the halfway line! Windowman then went down the other end and scored before Shamus Cope gave Bere a glimmer of hope when he volleyed the ball home to make it 2-1 at half time. 

Bere started the second half with a much better attitude and drew level with an emphatic finish from G dog Rose and should have taken the lead when Puff diddy Macklin scuffed one against the post and JT Sanders elected to cross instead of shoot from 7 yards out. Bere were made to pay for this missed opportunities and some poor defensive errors allowed Windowman to score twice more before G dog rose bagged his second of the day to make the final score Windowman 4 Bere Regis 3.

The Man of the match award went to Ollie Waight for his support.

13th April 2010

Bere Regis 2   Kingston Lacy 5

In their last home game of the season, Bere lost their unbeaten record of 16 unbeaten games (13 wins and 3 draws) stretching way back to November, in what can only be described as a passionate game of football in front of a near capacity crowd on Wednesday evening at the rec. (In true Basil Fawlty mode we won’t mention the ref!)

Bere went behind to an early free kick, but soon afterwards Shamus Cope reached a dozen for the season as he swivelled on a dustbin lid to lash the ball home at the near post to make the scores level. However Beres defence struggled with some route one football played by a team vying to take the top spot in the league from them and conceded two further goals before half time.

After the break man of the match Dan Watts missed a penalty but then scored what can only be described as a contender for goal of the season in all levels of football. A sweet Bere move starting at the back and switching the play on a number of occasions resulted in at least a dozen passes before the ball was played back to Wattsy on the edge of the box who lashed the ball home to make the score 2-3. Bere appeared to be in the ascendancy, playing the more attractive football and looking the team more likely to score. However, pushing forward for the goal to draw level, Bere left themselves exposed at the back and Lacy netted twice more to make the final score Bere 3 Kingston Lacy 5 

Despite this loss, Bere still retain top spot in Dorset Division 1 and with other results going their way Bere are guaranteed at least a sixth place finish and European football next season.

Thanks to the large number of spectators who turned up to watch this and other games throughout the season and voiced their support. Sometimes it felt like we had 12 or 13 men on the field  (and sometimes we did!).

10th April 2010
Corfe Castle 2 Bere Regis 2

With both teams requiring points but for very different reasons, a hard fought local derby ended in a draw and the points were shared.

This was a battle of the mid-fields, with the ball barely leaving the 20 yards either side of the centre circle for most of the game. Bere took the lead mid way through the first half, when Shamus Cope adeptly lobbed an onrushing keeper to maintain his impressive goal-scoring tally. Al Moorse made a superb double save to keep the score 0-1 to Bere at half time.

However, Corfe drew level early in the second half following some comical Bere defending, but Bere once again took the lead when they eventually got behind the Corfe defence down the left flank, before pulling the ball back for captain marvel Jonny T Sanders, to smash the ball home with his left foot. (Yes it does say his left foot!). Bere appeared to be in the ascendancy at this point and looked the more likely winners, with JT Sanders smashing the crossbar with another cracking effort from the edge of the box, and Olly ‘midfield dyno rod’ Waight hitting an upright with a header that he did well to reach. However Corfe drew level once again when Al Moorse had what can best be described as a seamen moment and the ball ended up in the back of the net. Man of the match Ian Michie of Ianmichie treecare, and Olly Waight of R4 creative interiors. Final score 2-2.

A good point for Bere, which keeps them unbeaten in an amazing 16 game run, and with a number of their rivals also dropping points, still keeps them top of the pile.

3rd April 2010
Stalbridge 1 Bere Regis 4

In what could have been a tricky away trip, a solid defensive display saw Bere Regis continue their run of 15 games unbeaten, which now includes an impressive 7 straight wins on the bounce.

However, bounce is something that the ball did not do on this sodden wet pitch, at altitude in the wilderness of north Dorset, but these conditions suited Beres slick passing game and they were able to zip the ball around the park and outclassed their opposition for long periods of the first half. Despite being shown how to finish by the Bere Regis U8 team in the mornings training session, Dan ‘Frimpong’ Watts was thwarted on a number of occasions by a post, and an excellent goalkeeping display by the Stalbridge keeper.

With the score 0-0 at half time and Bere completely out playing their opponents, the law of averages was discussed at half time over a mug of steaming hot tea. Sure enough within minutes of the restart, Shamus Cope neatly controlled the ball before placing it beyond the keeper to give Bere the lead they so richly deserved.  Ian ‘fish & chip’ Michie doubled the lead shortly afterwards, with a powerful header from a corner, but a five minute spell of complacency allowed Stalbridge to grab a goal back to make for a nervy last quarter of an hour. However, within minutes of coming on, Ole Gunner Macklin finished confidently from a flowing move down the left to make the score 1-3 and wrap up the points for Bere Regis.

In his post match interview Russ Hewitt said that this was the best Bere Regis performance that he had seen in a number of years whilst being at the club, and although the whole squad performed exceptionally well, Nicholas White was awarded the R4 creative interiors and the Ian Michie treecare man of the match awards for a composed and organised performance in defence.

27th March 

Bere Regis 4 Lytchett Red Triangle 0

This win, means that the mighty Bere Regis are still unbeaten in 14 games and remain top of Dorset Division 1 for another week.

Bere completely outplayed their rivals for the first ten minutes of the game, and duly went ahead when a perfectly weighted through ball found Shamus Cope who placed the ball into the far corner to give Bere the lead. However, for the remainder of the first half, Bere resorted to their rivals level in trying to kick everything the length of the field. You’d have thought that a few quiet words in a number of ears at half time by Russ Ferguson would change things, but it appeared to have little effect for the first ten minutes of the second half. 

Russ Ferguson was true to his word and replaced the young, raw nervous energy that was being displayed, with a slower (some say more educated) style of play as on came A.D ‘Bayor’ Moore. Nick White was pushed into the centre of midfield and within minutes of the changes, Bere took the lead when JT Sanders leapt like an atlantic salmon to head home a cross for the second week on the trot. The R4 Man of the match Nick ‘lightning’ White then gave the keeper no chance with a sublime free kick to make it 3-0, before the nervous gooner Wattsy, scruffily converted a penalty to make it 4-0. The Ian Michie treecare Man Of the Match was shared between P.Diddy Macklin and Stewey Merritt as Bere kept only their second clean sheet of the season.
BRFC would also like to thank all members of the Bere Regis Fire Brigade who got to the fire station before Adam Moss on Saturday afternoon, enabling him to play football for us. Knowing Mossys pace, (or lack of it) if you were there after him - you should be embarrassed of yourself!

20th March

Bere Regis 6 Stalbridge 3

Unlike Eddie Izzards marathon run, Bere Regis impressive run still continues, and know stands at an impressive 13 games undefeated. The win also lifts Bere to the number one spot, and top of Dorset Division 1.

Due to some careless defensive marking (or rather the lack of it!) Bere found themselves 0-2 down within the first fifteen minutes.  However, Bere were still the better team and playing the better football, and after realising that the wet conditions meant get the ball out wide, that’s what they did. A PC Hewitt cross was headed in from close range by Dan Watts the fuss, and JT Sanders rose like Peggys dumplings to head home from a corner to make the scores level at half time. Nat ‘its hard’ Scott soon realised not to open ones mouth when Russa Benitez is talking at half time, but other than that the half time chat was largely uneventful!

Bere started the second half much as they ended the first, and within minutes found themselves 4-2 up with man of the match contenders Shamus Cope netting his first and Kelvin ‘I don’t regret sliding to the corner post in celebration’ Cox, side footing in from six yards when all those around him were expecting him to blast the ball into Griffins gardens.  Stalbridge crossed and Pete Macklin missed it, to make the score 4-3 but Mack redeemed himself minutes later with a point blank save. Dan the gloating Gooner Watts and Shamus Cope then notched to bag themselves a brace a piece before Young AJ came on to steady the ship. Final score BRFC 6 Stalbridge 3.

Thanks to all those supporters who turned up in the pouring rain to add their vocal support. You know who you are.

13th March 2010
Cranborne 1 Bere Regis 2

The Bere machine keeps rolling as Bere Regis made it 12 games without defeat with an odd goal in three win against their hosts Cranborne, to move joint top of Dorset division 1.

Throughout the entire game, the back four of Cleall, Michie, Merritt and White, marshalled by replacement goalkeeper puff diddy Macklin, looked solid and unlikely to concede. That was until ‘Toblerone’ Merritt sliced one past his own keeper to give Cranborne the lead 1-0. But ‘Toblerone’ Merritt made amends minutes later, when an inch perfect cross, found Dan ‘Watts the fuss’ who coolly slotted home to level the scores.1-1 at half time.

Russ Hiddink claimed an inspired substitution mid way through the second half, when as Kelvin Cox was running onto the pitch to replace Young Elfy, an in swinging free kick taken by Politically Correct Hewitt, went in, via a post and a variety of opposition body parts to give Bere the lead. *NB JT Sanders attempted to claim the goal, but thought better of it. Bere controlled the game from there on in and even had the luxury of bringing on A D ‘Bayor’ Moore for the last few minutes. Final score 1-2.

The Ian Michie tree care man of the match award went to none other than Ian Michie himself who was resolute in defence on his first game back for a number of months following satellite realignment.

6th March

Bere Regis 4 Poundbury 3

Bere Regis made it 11 games without defeat with an odd goal in seven win against their visitors from Poundbury Rovers. It was by far their best display, but it was effective enough to take all three points, just. 

As with the previous fixture between these two teams Bere went a goal behind early on, but a superb Nick ‘growing into his shirt’ White free kick allowed Graeme G’dog Rose to nod home to draw the scores level. G’dog Rose then netted his second to give Bere the lead but it was short lived as Poundbury levelled shortly afterwards to make it 2-2 at half time. The players knew what was coming during the half time team talk and sure enough Russ ‘O’ Neill Hewitt obliged.

The work rate was raised after the break and Shamus Cope who worked tirelessly all game set up G’dog Rose to complete his hat trick, before Rosey cutely placed the ball into the far corner by means of his shoulder to give Bere the lead 4-2. After that a new game of metalwork, head, ricochet, toe poke, block was played in the Bere penalty box on a couple of occasions, which Al Moorse somehow won both times. Poundbury however, eventually capitalized on some slack marking to pull one back with five minutes to go, but Bere stood firm to take all three points and remain second in the league,

The Ian Michie tree care man of the match award went to Graeme ‘prince charming’ Rose, for his, lets say efficient goal haul, whilst once again for the real footballing connoisseurs amongst us, the R4 creative interiors M-O-M award went to Shamus Cope.

27th February

Chickerell 4  Bere Regis F.C 5

This game was a complete reversal of the drab 0-0 draw earlier on in the season when these two teams met, and when both defences stood firm. It was an entertaining game for the neutral, but not for any goalkeeping or defensive coaches that may have been present.  Fortunately for Russ Hewitts hairline, he wore a cap.

Bere fell behind when Alex ‘coco’ Moorse attempted to punt the ball up field only for it to hit a Chickerell player, fly over his head and nestle in the back of the Bere net. Much to Beres credit, they responded immediately when Graeme ‘pirouette’ Rose was upended in the box and Dan ‘the slightly happier Gooner’ Watts coolly finished from the penalty spot. Beres second goal was scored from an indirect free kick taken by ‘evening all’ Hewitt, but if anyone from DCFA is reading this, Graeme Rose got the final touch before the ball crossed the line. ‘Evening All’ Hewitt then got his second when a Chickerell player kindly passed him the ball inside the six yard box for him to side foot home.  3-1 at half time.

The second half was a complete reversal of the first. Defensive lapses allowed Chickerell to pull one back and for their third goal see Chickerells first goal but replace punt with throw! Shamus Cope then graced us with a bit of his magic as he swivelled and unleashed an unstoppable half volley home from an acute angle, to give Bere the lead once more. But another defensive blunder allowed Chickerell to draw level at 4-4, with only minutes to go. However, Beres character and determination showed through, when Pete ‘super sub’ Macklin battled hard and beat three players in the middle of the park, before releasing Graeme ‘will he hit the target’ Rose down the left, who answered the question with a banana or aplomb as he rifled a shot into the bottom left hand corner to give Bere the points and take them into 2nd place in the league.

P.S can Yung Natt Scotts fan club please come to watch him next week.

20th February

Bere Regis FC 3 Mere 2

Bere Regis made it nine games without defeat with an odd goal in five win against their visitors from Mere Town to stay in third spot in Dorset division 1. However, it wasn’t without a scare and as the saying goes, it was a game of two halves.

With a lack of defensive organisation and a couple of errors, Bere found themselves 0-2 down after the first half and it must have been a long walk back to the changing room for the players as they knew that a Russ Hewitt rocket awaited them. But yet again, a few well-directed words and the hairdryer treatment worked, so much so that the numerous building contractors working on the new Bere Regis Sports Club project doubled their work rate as well. 

In the second half, Bere managed to get the ball to the drier wide areas of the rec, and an officer Hewitt cross, enabled Jon ‘terry’ Sanders to ghost in and side foot home at the back post to make it 1-2. Graeme ‘triple salco’ Rose then got upended by the Mere goalie in the box, and unlike the previous week the goalie knew what was coming and left the pitch before the ref had got the card out of his pocket. With the penalty voodoo hanging over his head, Dan ‘the sad gooner’ Watts emphatically dispatched the resulting penalty into the roof of the net. 2-2. Bere were now in the ascendancy, and once again Graeme ‘triple salco’ Rose got upended in the box, and Dan Watts dispatched the penalty (and hopefully the voodoo) by coolly sliding the ball home from the spot to make it 3-2. 

And that’s the way it stayed, with greater resolve and character being showed in the second half. The R4 interior man of the match award went to Dan Watts, and as Ollie Waight recipient of the Ian Michie tree care man of the match award said after the game ‘ sometimes you’ve got to win like Adam Moss, -ugly!’

13th February

Kingston Lacy 3 BRFC 3

In these somewhat picturesque settings for a top of the table clash, a draw means that not a lot changes at the top of Dorset division 1 with Bere dropping to 3rd place on goal difference, but they were unhappy and unfortunate not to win. 

Bere went 1-0 down early on in the game, following a defensive mix up when Al Moorse went rushing off his line as if his fire brigade pager had gone off, whilst the ball went from whence he came. Bere were then justly awarded a penalty when G’ dog Rose was deliberately brought down in the box by the opposition goalkeeper who despite being the last man went unpunished! To make matters worse, the keeper then made a good save from Dan Watts penalty as the penalty voodoo continues. However, minutes later, Nat Scott who was celebrating his 14th birthday, received the ball from a throw in, dipped his ever broadening shoulders and let rip with the ball flying into the top corner to make the score 1-1 at half time.

Following a very pleasant cup of tea at half time, provided by the ladies of Kingston Lacy WI, Bere took the lead early in the second half when G’ dog Rose chased what seemed a lost cause before crossing the ball that was then deflected into his own net by a Lacy player. 1-2. Unfortunately Jon’ terry captain for the day’ Cleall received a nasty knock in the warm up which he then aggravated during the game and had to be replaced. Whilst still reorganising the back four, Lacy scored a scrappy goal to make the score 2-2. following a quick free kick taken by  Nick ‘Lightning’ White, Shamus Cope hit the post before Puff diddy Macklin does what he does best and tapped the ball into any empty net 2-3. However, there was more drama still to come, as G dog Rose was sent off for what seemed a very innocuous foul before Lacy scored another scrappy goal to make the score 3-3. Right at the death, running out of puff diddy Macklin missed a golden opportunity to win the game for Bere and the score remained 3-3.

The R4 creative interiors man of the match went to Matty Elford, whilst the Ian Michie tree care man of the match went to Shamus Cope

6th February

Bere Regis FC 8 Cranbourne 3

Bere made it seven (yes 7) wins on the trot, to move up to second in the table, but it’s just as well that there is a half time break, in a game of football.

Bere took to the pitch and completely outclassed their opponents for the first twenty minutes with Graeme ‘G’dog’ Rose netting his first within minutes of the kick off, before being upended in the penalty box (that’s if a 15 stone man can be upended) to give Bere a penalty. Dan ‘the sad gooner’ Watts coolly slotted home the penalty, dispatching the ghosts of the previous week. However, at 2-0 up after only 10 minutes, Bere thought that they had done enough to win the game, and their complacency and lack of discipline came back to haunt them. Cranbourne rallied with two goals of their own to make the score 2-2 at half time.

It’s lucky that the changing rooms at the rec are not within hearing distance of the crowd, but what was said at half time by Russ Hiddink, appeared to work wonders. Within minutes of the restart, Bere had gone 5-2 up with G’dog Rose completing his hat-trick and captain marvellous Jon ‘Terry’ Sanders opening up his diminutive figure to slice one past the keeper. Shamus Cope was introduced and started spraying balls around the park for fun, providing two assists to enable G’dog to take his tally to five (5) for the day, whilst deservedly bagging one of his own. With three of the Bere back four waving their arms in the air, appealing for an offside decision, Cranbourne managed to pull one back making the final score; Bere Regis FC 8 Cranbourne 3.

The Ian Michie treecare Man of the match award went to Graeme ‘Malcolm Macdonald’ Rose for his haul of 5. However, for all of those true connoisseurs of football, the R4 creative interior man of the match award went to Nat ‘Yung’ Scott for a sublime midfield performance, whilst being watched by a proud mum and an ever increasing in numbers, Oram entourage!

Saturday 30 January

Poundbury Rovers 1 - Bere Regis 2

A spirited second half performance saw Bere extend their winning streak to 5 games on the run that lifts Bere to a creditable 3rd spot in Dorset Division 1. However, it wasn’t without a few worrying moments.

On a cold and frosty afternoon, Bere appeared to be very slow out of the starting blocks and within minutes of the kick off, Poundbury took the lead when slack marking from a corner allowed a free header on goal from 6 yards that he was duly dispatched beyond Al Moorse. Bere created very few chances in which for them, was a lack lustre first half display. The only clear-cut chance came when Kelvin ‘tripped over my shoelaces’ Cox, did just that and a penalty was awarded. Dan Watts the fuss, obviously feeling it was a harsh penalty decision did the sporting thing and put the ball wide, narrowly missing visitors to maiden castle.

A few eloquent words at half time from Russ ferguson Hewitt (their were no hairdryers handy) resulted in a much better and spirited display by Bere in the second half. Kelvin ‘I spotted the keeper off his line’ Cox placed a delightful chip from way out on the touchline over the keeper to draw Bere level. Minutes later, a slick passing Bere move down the left flank, involving Michie, Cleall, Merritt, Hewitt and Watts resulted in a delightful cross from Wattsy which Shamus Cope met emphatically with his head, and the ball flew into the net to give Bere the lead. With more discipline than in previous weeks (but still room for improvement) Bere contained Poundbury and still created a number of chances to increase their lead, but at the final whistle, the score remained Poundbury 1 BRFC 2

The R4 interiors man of the match award was a closely run thing, between the central midfield partners of Nat ’yung’ Scott (who was booked early on for a teenage temper tantrum but whose game dramatically improved once his father turned up to watch) but was eventually awarded to Jon ‘Terry’ Sanders (your girlfriends not safe when he’s about) who worked tirelessly in midfield and for once led by example.

Saturday 23 January

Bere Regis 4 - The Balti House 3

The mighty Bere continued their impressive run, with their 4th league win on the bounce against rivals Balti house, but it wasn’t without a scare.

Bere continued where they left off in previous weeks, with some impressive, simple  two touch football, that left the Balti boys chasing their tails for the first 20 minutes and resulted in Bere scoring twice. Graham ‘the future is bright, the future is’ Rosey and Dan Watts the fuss netted the goals in what was a bright start for the Bere.

However, complacency appeared to creep in and some slack defending from a long ball enabled Balti to pull one back. The score remained 2-1 until half time, when Matty Elford was replaced due to an ongoing split nail injury, but was ably replaced by Olly Waight who has been out with a serious injury for a number of months.

After the break Bere increased their lead with another Graeme Rose goal. However Balti again managed to pull one back, and a harshly awarded penalty enabled them to draw level. Some astute substitutions by Rus Huddink led to Bere once again dominating the last 15 minutes and they duly scored when Dan Watts once again found the back of the net to give Bere the lead. For the remainder of the game it was all one way traffic and Bere had a hatful of chances to increase their lead but they all went high or wide but Bere managed to retain their advantage until the final whistle and won 4-3.

16th January 2010

Bere Regis F.C. 4  Windowmen 1

Welcome back. Following an extended Christmas break and a confidence boosting win over the somewhat weakened Bere Regis Legends on Boxing day, Bere Regis started 2010 with a win over their rivals from Weymouth.

Bere played arguably their best football for a number of years, using their brains and the wings to create a number of goal scoring opportunities during the first half. Graeme ‘score 1 miss 2’ Rose latched onto a through ball before dispatching a left foot drive beyond the keeper to give Bere the lead 1-0. Whilst the opposition resorted to petty fouls and arguing with the ref, Bere for once kept their heads and let their football do the talking, however the score remained 1-0 until half time.

Minutes into the second half, a sublime free kick by Dan ‘Watts the fuss’ Watts, from 20+ yards out which went up and over the wall and clipped the post on its way in, doubled Beres lead. Once again the opposition, resorted to general unsporting behaviour, and managed to pull a goal back, but Bere kept their heads without lowering themselves to their opponents level. Following an interesting warm up, Russ Ferguson used all of his substitutes to keep the momentum going. This paid off when, Graeme Rose unselfishly squared the ball for P diddy Macklin to roll the ball into an empty net, before Shamus Cope calmly converted a delightful through ball from Jonny Sanders to make the score 4-1. The ‘Ian Michie treecare’ man of the match award went to Kelvin ‘Tevez’ Cox for his unfloundering work rate up and down the wing.

12th December

Bere Regis 0 Ferndown Town 3 (Dorset intermediate cup)

At this time of year and unfortunately for BRFC, the cup runneth over!

Expectations were high that Bere could continue their excellent cup run and there was little space in the main stand, due to ex Bere legends Scat Allen and Pete Macklin taking up most of it.

The first half was full of endevour by both teams, with the only real chances a rasping drive by Stuarrt ‘Toblerone’ Merritt whilst at the other end Al Moorse kept the scoreline at 0-0 when he stood up well to the onrushing Ferndown striker.

Unfortunately, Bere were forced to make changes at half time and coupled with defensive slip ups and Bere chasing the game, their Bournemouth division 1 visitors took full advantage and now go through to the next round.

5th December 

BRFC 5 Corfe Castle 2

In front of a less than capacity crowd at the rec, Bere produced possibly their best display of the season and fully deserved their win in this local derby, and in a game in which Bere scored all seven goals.

Bere started on the front foot, passing the ball around and making Corfe chase shadows, and following a number of missed opportunities by his team mates, Sean Cope coolly slid the ball past the keeper, to give Bere the lead. The lead was doubled when a wonder strike from Shane ‘Krupkie’ Hewitt hit the stanchion at the back of the Corfe net from the angle of the penalty box and at least 25 yards out. From their only chance of the half, Corfe duly scored from a free kick on the edge of the box which hit the bar before going in off the back of Al Moorse for an own goal. Despite dominating the first half, Bere found themselves only 2-1 up at half time, which allowed Russ Ferguson to unleash his pearls of wisdom upon the players and it appeared that for once, they took note.

After the break, Kev ‘more positions than the Karma sutra’Cox supplied a telling cross that allowed Sean Cope to score his second, whilst Yung Nat Scotts superb cross allowed substitute Graeme Rose to head the ball past the Corfe keeper. The dominance of Bere even allowed Jonny ‘serving time at DCFA’s pleasure since October’ Sanders to make a cameo appearance. But, some slack defending from Bere’s central defenders allowed Corfe to pull one back via an Adam Moss own goal, before Shamus ‘I’ll try harder today because my son is watching’ Cope duly notched his third against his old side, giving him the match ball and the R4 creative interiors man of the match award. 

28th November

Child Okeford 2 Bere Regis 4

Bere learnt from their previous encounter with their opponents less than a month ago and came away with all 3 points in a game they totally dominated, and even drew admiration from the opposition manager. 

P ‘Diddy’ Macklin opened the scoring within 10 minutes as Bere raced out of the blocks and totally dominated the first twenty minutes. However sloppy defending at a corner allowed Child Okeford to draw level, before a similar scenario at the other end resulted in an own goal to give Bere the lead 2-1. Child Okeford drew level once more before still suffering from the shock of scoring with his head the previous week, Officer Dibble missed a penalty with his rusty left foot.

To freshen things substitutions were made at half time which resulted in Bere once again placing a strangle hold on the match. Natt ‘please give generously so I can go to Tanzania’ Scott scored his third in four games with a sweet strike to give Bere the lead once again, before running out of Puff. ‘Diddy’ Macklin wrapped things up with his second of the match.

*NB. Congratulations to ‘Yung’ Natt Scott, who, having come up through the BRFC academy has recently represented Dorset U18 in a number of games. Throughout December, he will be signing autographs on match days at home, to help raise funds for his forthcoming adventure.

21st November

Wyke Regis 1 Bere Regis 3 (Dorset Intermediate cup)

In what could have been a tricky tie for Bere in blustery conditions that have seen many a cup upset, the Regis kept their heads and showed their ever increasing maturity and booked their place in the next round of the cup.
Shane Hewitt opened the scoring with his trusty left foot to give the visitors the lead. Matty Elford doubled the lead shortly afterwards, following a flowing move down the left, which he finished with a superb strike (unlike that of the Post office) from the edge of the box. The typical cup goal that is needed to win any cup game, then ensued, when the ball struck Officer Hewitt on the head as he stood on the edge of the box, before looping over the keeper and nestling in the back of the Wyke net to make the score 0-3 at half time.

In the second half, Bere took their foot off the gas but still controlled the game. Man of the match Adam Moss and his defensive partners in crime, made only one slip up which resulted in a penalty to Wyke that was duly converted.  This was all that Wyke could muster, and at the final whistle, Bere had done enough to book their place in the last 16 and a home tie against Ferndown Town.

7th November

Crossways 2 Bere Regis FC 1

Déjà vu. Following another team building exercise at the rec in the morning, Bere then took to the field at Crossways in the afternoon, in what, once again, turned out to be a good game for the neutral. Alas yet again, Bere were unfortunate to loose to a team currently top of the league.

This time however, it was Bere who took the lead following a slick passing move between Merritt and officer Dibble which put Andy Curtis clear, and his perfectly flighted left foot cross, was met superbly by the head of Graeme Rose to make the score 0-1. Bere kept the momentum going and were unlucky not to score again, but a quick Crossways break led to them scoring to draw the scores level. 1-1 at half time.

Following the break, both sides had a number of opportunities to take the lead, but it was Bere who were playing the more attractive football. However, Bere carelessly gave the ball away in midfield, which led to another breakaway Crossways goal to give them the lead probably against the run of play. Try what may, Bere couldn’t find the killer touch to get them level and the final score remained Crossways 2 BRFC 1. There was no man of the match for Bere, just 14 men of the match, whose effort and commitment could not be faulted and the final result left the home fans knowing that they were once again lucky to win, and the large contingent of travelling Bere-my army wondering when lady luck was once again going to appear. Lets hope it’s soon.

31st October

BRFC 2 Child Okeford 2

A typical game of football, between two village sides, where passion was the name of the game. Those that weren’t committed, or scared of a tackle were found out. Throughout the game, Child Okeford played the long ball to four strikers, and Bere were unable to adapt and play their favoured sweeper system. From a corner, instead of putting a foot through it, Bere failed to clear their lines and Child Okeford scored a scrappy goal. Bere responded when ‘yung’ Nat Scott cut in from the right to set up top goal scorer Andy ‘sniffer’Curtis who smashed the ball home to level the scores. However, straight from the kick off, Bere gave one of Child Okefords strikers more time than a leap year, allowing him to control the ball, turn, think about his options, tie up his shoe laces, fill out his pools coupon, plan his celebrations and then deliver a rasping half volley beyond the once again stranded Al ‘the fireman’ Moorse in goal. Half time 1-2.

The less said about the half time break the better, but it would be suffice to say that Bere changing room was no place for women and children or those with of a nervous disposition. However, the wake up call appeared to work somewhat, and it was a better second half display by Bere. Despite man of the match Shane‘first arrest’Hewitt running the Child Okeford defence ragged, Bere were still unable to score. That is, until in almost an act of desperation, A D ‘Bayour’ Moore was sent into the fray. Within minutes Bere were level when ‘yung’ Nat Scott scored his second in as many weeks with a shot from the edge of the box that somehow found its way into the bottom corner of the Child Okeford goal. Despite another old veteran and workhorse Jonny ‘honestly’ Cleal being sent on to give Child Okeford some of there own medicine, Bere dominated the remainder of the match, but were still unable to score, and it remained Bere Regis 2 Child Okeford 2.

24th October Saturday Div 1

BRFC 2 Crossways 3

Following a team building exercise of getting the rec up to the groundsmans required standards in the somewhat damp morning, Bere then took to the field on a sunny but blustery afternoon. In what turned out to be a good game for the neutral, Bere were unfortunate to loose to a team currently top of the league.

The visitors went ahead after only 5 minutes but Bere were quick to respond when a Nick White free kick was only parried by the Crossways keeper, allowing ‘Yung’ Nat Scott to tap in from a distant 2 yards for his first goal for the club. Crossways then went ahead when Dean Rogerson replacing the injured Alex Moorse in goal, oh never mind what he did or didn’t do, lets get on with the story with Crossways now leading 2-1. Kelvin’ the seasoned warhorse’ Cox, then went on a far to infrequent sortie forward before delivering a cross that enabled Puff diddy Macklin to calmly side foot the ball into the net from the edge of the area, to make the score 2-2. Just before half time Rean Dogerson injured himself whilst diving at the feet of an oncoming player and was replaced in goal by P.Macklin.

Following the break, both sides had a number of opportunities to take the lead, but Beres were all wide or high of the mark, whilst man of the match Macklin made a number of good saves to keep Crossways at bay. Russa Benitez used his remaining subs, looking for a spark to change the game, but like Guy Fawkes the spark didn’t appear, and having lost the ball just outside Crossways penalty area, a slick passing Crossways move led to a well taken goal to give them the lead. Try what may, Bere couldn’t find the killer touch to get them level and the final score remained BRFC 2 Crossways 3 in a thoroughly entertaining match that was enjoyed by the large crowd.

17th October Saturday Div 1

Mere 3 Bere Regis FC 4

Things are beginning to look rosy after Beres second away league win of the season, was secured with a double strike from new signing Graeme Rose. After the long trip north, Bere went ahead when P ‘diddy’ Macklin, drove the ball home from the edge of the box. Mere drew level and but for some miraculous Gordon Banks style saves by man of the match Al ‘Capone’ Moorse, Bere would have found themselves behind. Debutant Graeme ‘goldenballs’ Rose finished neatly to give Bere the lead following a flowing Bere move, before Mere equalised just before half time. (2-2)

Shortly after the break, Mere went ahead, before the triple substitution of Elford, Merritt and Curtis eventually gave Bere the width, work rate and commitment that they had been lacking, and from this point on Bere dominated the game. Matty ‘growing pains’ Elford cut in from the right to fire Bere level (3-3), before Graeme Rose completed the win with a sensational finish or / did the keeper make a complete hash of it?!. Either way the final result was Mere 3 Bere 4 and another win for the ever improving Regis boys, in a game that in previous years they wouldn’t have won.

Saturday 10th October

Dorchester Sports 1 Bere Regis F.C 2 (Intermediate cup 1st Round)
Scorers; S. Hewitt , A. Curtis

Bere travelled to Dorchester for the first round of the cup with their ever growing entourage, AKA the Bere-my army. Those that turned up late were lucky as they missed a first half performance by BRFC of absolute dross (even Peggy left before the end of the first half). A Russ rocket at half time, (this season he thankfully appears to undertake this ritual behind closed doors) and the inspirational move of putting young Nat Scott in midfield with veteran Kev Cox paid dividends in the end.
However, Bere went behind within minutes of the restart. As Al Moorse was lining up the wall like tins on a shelf in the shop, Dorchester took the free kick quickly and duly scored. Bere found their character from previous weeks, and within a minute Shaun  Cope crossed for Shane‘dibble’Hewitt to equalise. Minutes later Andy Curtis’s beer belly swivelled inside the box completely wrong-footing the defenders, whilst he had time to fire Bere into the lead.

Further character was shown by the team, when Jonny Cleall was removed from the field of play by an ambulance after a collision with one of his own defenders, deep in the oppositions half. What both players were doing in that location remains a mystery and there was only going to be one outcome, an injury to either player! Having used all their subs due to a number of previous non life threatening injuries, Bere were down to 10 men for the last 25 minutes, but man of the match Adam Moss marshalled the defence well and Bere hung on, sending their fans away happy and looking forward to another away day as Bere face Wyke Regis away in the next round.

Footnote.; J Cleall was released from hospital that night and was able to undertake his duties of page boy the following day.

Saturday 3rd October

Adult Dorset League Div 1 
Balti House 1 BRFC 0

Bere Regis slipped to their first and hopefully only defeat of the season on a windy day at Weymouth. Bere appeared to have lost their concentration on the mile long hike to the pitch, as they found themselves a goal down after only a minute when no one, other than Balti players, attacked the ball from a corner. From that point on Bere totally dominated the game and in the windy conditions, kept the ball on the deck and played by far the better football.

A more attacking formation in the second half, allowed Ian Michie, Shane Hewitt and man of the match Stewy Merritt to dominate down the left hand side of the pitch, but they were unable to deliver the killer punch. Baltis defence kept Bere to a few clear chances, the most notable of which fell to, Adam (I’m too tired to get back) Moss, whose goal bound drive from six yards was superbly deflected for a corner.  Unfortunately that was the way it stayed, with Bere having 95% of the possession but unable to score. Final score; Balti House 1 BRFC 0

Saturday 12th September

Adult Dorset League Div 1 – Kick off 3:00pm

BRFC 0 Chickerell United 0

Welcome back folks! After a short summer break, pre season training started way back in July with a number of friendlies and mixed results. With limited funds, there has not been the Man City scale of purchases in the transfer window but there have been a number of notable free transfers to bolster the existing squad.

On a warm day more akin to cricketing conditions (although probably warmer and sunnier than any days during the summer itself) Bere Regis took to the beautifully prepared field at Bere Regis Rec in their new kit sponsored by Ian Michie tree-care and R4 Creative Interiors (Ollie Waight allotments), bought to commemorate Bere Regis Football Clubs 125 year anniversary.

For their opening game of the 2009/10 season, Bere faced a strong and well-organised side that finished second in the league last year, and chances for both sides were like a hot sunny summers day, few and far between. Beres defence was superbly marshalled by men of the match, Adam ‘what times kick off boss’ Moss and young Nat Scott, with Chickerell restricted to long range shots which were capably dealt with by debutant goalkeeper Alex Moorse. With time running out, Puff diddy Macklin had Beres best chance following a flowing Bere move down the left hand side of the pitch, which resulted in a great stop by the Chickerell keeper.

Final result 0-0. A good solid start to the season, in a hard fought game that neither team deserved to win.

Saturday 19th September

Lytchett Red Triangle 1 Bere Regis F.C 5

Scorers; A.Curtis 4 , M.Elford

Team sheet;
M.Elford (2)
S.Merritt (1)
A.Curtis (3)

1. S.Cope
2. D.Morton
3. A.Moore

With a number of absentees from the previous weekend, Guardioli Hewitt adjusted his personnel and formation and was justly rewarded with Beres first away win of the season. When Bere want to play football, they can play, and for the first twenty minutes of this game, they played football. In his first start to the season, Andy Curtis notched twice before half time, with wing play assists going to Matty 'i’m growing into my shirt’ Bennett. Johnny ’I thinketh he doeth protest too much’ Cleal then hit the woodwork with a header, before Matty Elford, struck a sweet shot into the bottom corner following a superb move he started in his own half, to make it 0-3 to Bere at half time.

Unfortunately the goal appeared to go to his head, and following the start of the second half some slack defending gave LRT a number of chances, one of which they took to make the score 1-3. He was soon replaced by returnee Shamus Cope, who was the instigator of a number of chances, one of which resulted in a penalty kick to Bere. Officer ‘krupke’ Hewitt marked his return to the side by missing the resultant spot kick, whilst at the other end, Al ‘my knee’ Moorse denied Lytchett with an incredible double save from the penalty spot. Man of the match, Andy ‘fox in the box’ Curtis then bagged himself another brace to take his tally to four for the game, and having made the game safe, he was replaced to a standing ovation from the large number of travelling supporters by A.D ‘Bayor’ Moore.

Saturday 26th September

Bere Regis F.C 1 Piddletrenthide 1
Scorers; M.Bennett

Team sheet;
S.Merritt (2)
N.White (3)
A.Curtis (1)

1. A.Moss
2. K.Cox
3. A.Gale

A local derby match that had the potential to be a classic encounter was spoiled by a number of sending offs that saw Bere Regis reduced to 9 men by the end of the game but still managing a commendable draw.

Piddletrenthide took the lead after 20 minutes and worse was to follow as the Regis were reduced to 10 men when skipper Jonny ‘no spatial awareness’ Sanders was dismissed for what appeared to be an accidental collision with an opposition player. With great resolve and commitment, Bere managed a rear guard action until half time.

After a tactical substitution at half time, Adam ‘stopper’ Moss joined the solid defensive unit of Michie, Cleal and Scott, allowing young Matty Elford to push forward. This was rewarded when he was judged to have been fouled in the box and Matty Bennett calmly stroked the ball over the line off the keepers shoulder from the resultant penalty, to make the score 1-1. What followed was a flurry of yellow cards for both teams, including one for the Bere Regis linesman, Kelvin Cox. With 10 minutes to go, Bere were reduced to 9 men when Shamus Cope who had worked tirelessly all game was sent off for what appeared to be another innocuous challenge. Bere's defence still held strong, and the whole side played with effort and commitment not seen for a number of seasons. Bere even managed to create chances to win the game, but alas it was not to be, and the score remained 1-1, but Bere still remain unbeaten in the league.

Sunday Results

1 Harrys Sports Bar 14 13 1 0 81 40
2 Springers Bar 14 11 2 1 67 35
3 Wallisdown Sports 14 8 0 6 9 24
4 Upton FC 14 8 0 6 5 24
5 Bere Regis 14 5 0 9 -6 15
6 Morden 14 5 0 9 -30 15
7 Railway Hotel 14 4 1 9 -6 13
8 Waterloo 14 0 0 14 -120 0

25/04/10 Morden 3 - 0  Bere Regis     
18/04/10 Bere Regis 0 - 6  Harrys Sports Bar
14/03/10 Bere Regis 2 - 4 Upton FC
07/03/10 Harrys Sports Bar 5 - 3 Bere Regis
14/02/10 Bere Regis 10 - 0 Waterloo
07/02/10 Wallisdown Sports       2 - 1            Bere Regis
24/01/10 Red Lion Hamworthy  11 – 4 Bere Regis  
17/01/10 Bere Regis 1 – 8 Stepping Stones
13/12/09 Bere Regis1 - 3 Springers Bar
06/12/09 Bere Regis 4 - 2 Railway Hotel
15/11/09 Stepping Stones 2 - 5 Bere Regis
25/10/09 Bere Regis       3 - 0            Wallisdown Sports         
18/10/09 Railway Hotel     5 - 0         Bere Regis
11/10/09 Springers Bar 3 – 2 Bere Regis
04/10/09 Bere Regis 2 – 1 Morden
27/09/09 Waterloo 0 - 4 Bere Regis
20/09/09 Bere Regis 2 - 7 Red Lion Hamworthy
13/09/09 Upton FC 5 - 1 Bere Regis

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