Welcome to Westland Sports FC, a Charter Standard Club based in Yeovil, Somerset
Dorset Premier League
Dorset League Senior Division
Somerset U18 League
Yeovil Youth League
Alvington Development Centre,
ALL FOOTBALL OFF
Sunday 3rd January.................as you are all aware, the Covid situation is deteriorating and with Somerset and parts of Dorset now in Tier 4, football is at a standstill. All our leagues, that is the Dorset Premier League (first team), the Dorset League (reserves), the Somerset U18s League and the Yeovil & District League (youth teams) have suspended all fixtures indefinitely. The leagues will all continue to monitor the situation with a view to resuming as soon as possible when the tier numbers begin to drop.
SEASON ON HOLD
Saturday 26th December..............with Somerset now in Covid Tier 3 and Dorset still in Tier 2 we are effectively unable to complete our fixtures in the Dorset Premier League or the Dorset League as travel is banned between tiers. Does this mean "season over" for Westland Sports ? Well, not quite, there are possibilities in the future ! For example, if Dorset drop into Tier 3 at the next review (due in early January) then with both counties in the same tier, travel south would be permitted again. Or, conversely, if South Somerset were to be put back into Tier 2 that would level things up.
In the meantime the Dorset Premier League have decided to cancel the league programme for the next two weeks due to the rising cases of Covid in the county and they will review that situation on January 4th when the government review has taken place.
Youth Football and Under 18 football are exempt from this so we will have to consider our options for these teams.
RAIN WINS AGAIN
Sunday 20th December.............yesterday's scheduled match against Blandford at Alvington Lane was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch after heavy rain virtually all week. We have now played 8 league games and that leaves us 22 fixtures still to complete ! With the league being extended to the end of May that gives us theoretically a chance of completion if we have no more lockdowns (?), the weather is fair (what chance !) and teams don't get tied up in county cup games (whose idea was that !). I expect we will end up being asked to play three games a week in May with no regard to the players' welfare or family and work commitments. Perhaps it was a bit ambitious of the league management committee, under the current circumstances, to try to play a full season of fixtures when there were other options available.
Moving on, our next match is on Monday 28th December, away at Sturminster Newton, mid-day kick-off.
Latest news : today's Under 18s match at MINEHEAD has been postponed, waterlogged pitch !
SEVEN UP FOR SPORTS
Sunday 13th December.............Westlands returned to home turf this week and proved too strong for Shaftesbury. Sports opened the scoring in 12 minutes and were 4-1 up by half time. Three more goals in the second half made it a day to remember and a special day for LEWIS MORGAN who bagged 4 goals !
NICK VOSS, JAMIE GREEN and SAM PLUMLEY completed the scoring for Westlands. Full match report
Saturday 12th Dec, Dorset Premier League: WESTLAND SPORTS 7 Shaftesbury Res 1
Monday 28th Dec, Dorset Premier League: Sturminster Newton v WESTLAND SPORTS
12.00 mid-day kick-off at Barnett's Field, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1EW - POSTPONED