FIXTURE & LEAGUE CUP UPDATE
Kick Off Times
Normally we have 2pm kick off times unless otherwise agreed. A number of teams have managed to book Astroturf pitches with varying kick off times. We are now giving an instruction that any kick off times between 12 noon and 4pm has to be accepted by the away team. If the away team cannot meet this time they should contact their Fixture Secretary immediately to inform them. If the Fixture Secretary cannot arrange alternative opponents then the points will be awarded for the game.
Before calling a fixture off teams must contact their opponents to see if they have a playable pitch. If they do the game must be switched to the opponents ground even if you have played the away fixture already. If a ground that meets the League criteria is available and the team refuses to switch the points will be awarded to the non offending team. With effect from this email the reason of “We have already contacted our players and told them there isn’t a game” will not be accepted as an accepted reason for not switching the game.
League Cup Semi Final Eligibility
Due to a number of teams playing a low number of fixtures the Committee have decided that to play in the Semi Finals of the League Cup players must have played a minimum of two games in the League or League Cup to be eligible to play. This is a reduction of one game from the handbook.
League Cup Finals
The scheduled dates for the League Cup Finals are as follows:
Premier Division Wednesday 16th April
Division One Wednesday 23rd April
Division Two Saturday 22nd March
Division Three Saturday 5th April
Division Four Saturday 26th April
Over 45’s Wednesday 26th March
Provisional Standby date Saturday 3rd May
All games to be played at Billericay Town FC. Saturday fixtures will kick off at 2.30pm with Wednesday games being 7.30pm kick offs.