EOFL – MEFL Merger Statement (Updated 09/01)

Discussions regarding the full merger of the EOFL and MEFL into one structure have reached an impasse and a full merger will not now take place at the end of this season. So much has already been achieved between the two leagues with processes, administration, fines and rules brought into line with each other. The Read More

Switching Match Venues

It might appear to be stating the obvious but most teams want to play football on a Saturday afternoon and get fed up when matches are postponed due to pitches being unfit. Clubs are therefore reminded that, as stated in the “Notes to Club Fixtures Secretaries” “If you have not played your opponents at their Read More

Important Information from our ECFA Rep.

Below is some important information received from Dave Emerton our Leagues ECFA Representative SUSPENSIONS AND POSTPONED MATCHES It is the Clubs responsibility to inform the County Association of matches that are postponed (or not completed) if they have players under, or due to be under, a suspension that includes the postponed match. Matches have to Read More

Wakering Sports

At the request of the club, the E.C.F.A. have agreed to a request from Wakering Sports ‘A’ to change their name to Wakering Sports Development and this is now reflected throughout the EOFL website and Full Time.

January Fixtures

January fixtures are now available on the website. There are still some outstanding issues with Essex County Cup matches and we have been advised that decisions taken may mean changes to these fixtures. We wish all our clubs, officers, officials and supporters a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

December Fixtures Uploaded

December fixtures are now available on the website and have been sent out to all clubs via Full Time. As stated in the web post on 02 October 2019, the deadline to close December dates was 01 November 2019 and any club that fails to fulfil a fixture for any reason other than the weather Read More

Postponed Fixtures on Full Time

On some rare occasions, even though you have notified the league fixtures secretary that your match has been postponed, he may be unable to update Full Time with this information. If you receive a text from Full Time relating to a match that has been postponed, the home club, or in the case of outside Read More

Club Withdrawls

Over the past few weeks AS Rawreth Reserves, Dagenham United, Harold Wood Athletic Development and Rochford Town Reserves and Westhamians have all withdrawn from the League due to problems recruiting players. This is a very sad situation but unfortunately not one that is confined to our league. If you are having these problems, please contact Read More

Problems with sending in results by SMS

Following an exchange of e-mails with the FA, we have been advised that in some instances the system is deleting the mobile numbers of Team Administrators etc. from WGS. Where the person whose mobile number has been deleted this means there number is also deleted as an SMS contact and they will not be sent Read More

Notification of Postponements

Once again clubs are reminded of the requirements of League Rule 20 (E) (iii) paragraph 2 in relation to the notification by the home side of postponed fixtures to their opponents:- This MUST be given by telephone, or personal service IMMEDIATELY but not later than kick-off time This means such notification MUST NOT be given Read More