Some clubs are still sending notifications of postponed matches through to the League Fixtures Secretary by email or text.
This morning the League Fixtures Secretary was out from 0800 until 10:20 so did not pick up his emails until he got home thus delaying the notification of postponed fixtures being sent out by Full Time.
PLEASE TELEPHONE HIM ON EITHER HIS LANDLINE OR MOBILE AND IF YOU GET NO REPLY LEAVE A MESSAGE WHICH HE WILL PICK WHILST OUT.
We have now lost over 200 matches to the weather.
In an email sent to all clubs on 25 February 218, the League Fixtures Secretary stated
“This means there are likely to be a substantial number of mid-week fixtures during April/May with some teams having more than one mid-week match and having to travel some distance to kick-off at 18:15 in April and 18:30 in May.
If any clubs are able to extend the availability of their facilities beyond the date shown on the form they submitted prior to the season start, please let me know as soon as possible BY E-MAIL.”
This resulted in not one club extending their pitch availability although several did close dates in April.
Fixtures for April and May will be available during W/E 31 March and it is quite possible that some clubs will be given matches on dates that they have said they do not have a pitch. Where this happens those teams will have to find a pitch or cancel the game which will result in the match being awarded to the opposition and the loss of further 2 points.
The League cannot do anything about the weather although clubs can, if they can, mitigate the problem with the backlog of matches.