ESSEX OLYMPIAN LEAGUE NEWS

Upminster Withdraw from the League

Upminster have withdrawn from the League with immediate effect. As they have not completed 75% of their fixtures, their record will be expunged. This has delayed the publication of the February fixtures which will now be published on Thursday.


Management Committee Report

Discipline Six clubs will be appearing before the League Discipline Committee later this month. There have been a total of 85 players sent off so far this season. Unfortunately six Managers have also been reported to the County. The Sin-Bin has been used on 159 occasions this season saving clubs over £1500 in administration charges. Read More


Results/Stats on Full Time

Fortunately the number of teams that are not filling in their Results/Stats on Full Time within the time scale laid down in League Rule 21 (A) is now minimal. Coupled with the fact that the layout of this information on Full Time has changed making it more time consuming to check, a new procedure will Read More


Annual Presentation Dinner Guest Speaker

There is a new format for the Annual Presentation Dinner to be held on 08 June 2019 at Pontlands Park. West Hanningfield. The League have secured the services of ex-England and West Ham player Alvin Martin as a guest speaker. Alvin was with West Ham for 21 years and appeared in 598 games for them, Read More


Essex Premier Cup Quarter Finals Amended

The draw for the Essex Premier Cup Quarter Finals are shown below. Matches will be played on Saturday 02 February 2019. Hutton v Rayleigh Town Alresford Colne Rangers v Buckhurst Hill Galleywood v Kelvedon Hatch Tiptree Heath v Catholic United


League Referees Secretary

It seems amazing that, three months after a note was placed on the website and all clubs were notified, some clubs do not know that John Cook is now the Leagues Referees Secretary. If any matches are postponed due to the weather or because you cannot raise a team, he is one of the people Read More


Hutton Under 21 Team

We have been advised that Hutton Under 21 team are pulling out of the League with immediate effect Hutton U21 team have completed only 10 matches which is less than 75% of the number of matches that the original number of teams in the division would have played. Their record will be expunged later today. Read More


Denny King Memorial Under 21 Cup

At the Management Committee meeting last evening, it was agreed that this seasons Denny King Memorial Under 21 Cup would be played over two legs for every round up to and including the semi-final. The additional rules are as follows 1. All rounds up to and including the Semi-Final will be played over two legs. Read More


Fixtures on 22nd and 29th December 2018

Clubs are reminded that, as agreed at the A.G.M., matches will be scheduled for 22nd and 29th December, If you wish to close either or both of these dates in accordance with Rule 20 (B) Paragraph 4, you must send an e-mail to Peter Godfrey by 01 November 2018. Permission to close either or both Read More


Substitutes in Cup Matches

It would appear that some other competitions are allowing teams to make a fourth substitution should a cup match go to extra time. The rules relating to substitutions in cup competitions under the jurisdiction of our league are laid out in Rule 20 (F). In all of our Senior and Reserve division Cup and League Read More