Discipline in Abandoned Matches

Following the abandonment of a match last Saturday, a query was raised with the E.C.F.A. regarding cautions and send-offs during the match. Below is a copy of their reply:-

“The referee should still submit any misconduct (yellow, red cards and extraordinary incidents) from the match as this has taken place and they should then be processed by the County FA. If anyone was sent off during the fixture, the automatic suspension begins 14 days after the date of the game as usual.”

Despite this, in accordance with League Rule 10 (F) (iv), where the match is abandoned due to causes over which neither side has control, the match has to be replayed. This is an F.A. rule that the League are obliged to enforce.