December fixture postponement information

For all club secretaries and committee, this week’s update contains information regarding postponed fixtures for the rest of the month.

  1. During the break of 14th Dec to 4th Jan, all the postponed and delayed fixtures will be re-organised into a new 2nd half of the season fixture schedule, we will release January fixtures asap. For all fixture matters contact Malcolm Kershaw fixtures@landc.org.uk.
  2. For Irlam Tiger please contact Mike Cartwright on 07810517492 instead of Kenneth Cartwright until further notice.
  3. The L & C inter-league team will play the Lancashire Amateur League on Saturday 21st Dec, 2PM at Hyde United FC, Ewen Fields, Walker Ln, Miles St, Hyde SK14 5PL. This is the 99th meeting of the two league teams. All are welcome to attend and support the team, entrance is free, programmes are a  nominal £1 charge. We have had a good response from clubs, players will be from Waterloo, Radclyffe, Abacus Media, Manchester Polonia, Milton, Rochdalians and Dom Doyle. Excellent training sessions have been held by coach Jordan Ware of Waterloo.
  4. I wish all players, club officials, referees and committee members a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

99th inter-league meeting between L&C and Lancashire Amateur League confirmed

The annual inter-league meeting between teams representing L&C and the Lancashire Amateur League will take place just before Christmas. For details about that, and the rest of the weekly update, see below.

  1. December fixtures are released on Full-Time. For all fixture matters contact Malcolm Kershaw fixtures@landc.org.uk. During the break of 14th Dec to 4th Jan, all the postponed and delayed fixtures will be re-organised into a new second half of the season fixture schedule.
  2. For Irlam Tiger please contact Mike Cartwright on 07810517492 instead of Kenneth Cartwright until further notice.
  3. The L & C inter-league team will play the Lancashire Amateur League on Saturday 21st Dec, 2PM at Hyde United FC, Ewen Fields, Walker Ln, Miles St, Hyde SK14 5PL. All are welcome to attend and support the team. This is the 99th meeting of the two league teams.
  4. Please note that 3G/4G pitches which are used, have to be approved and on the FA register. To check go to http://3g.thefa.me.uk/?countyfa=any
  5. Remember to refer to the frequently updated league website www.landc.org.uk for all information other than fixtures, results, tables and associated admin which remain on Full Time. For those of you on Twitter, all posts to the website are sent to Twitter account @LandCAFL.

3G/4G pitch use must be approved

It’s officially winter and the temperature is already dipping – the cold weather is set to bite. With that in mind, L&C reminds club secretaries of the need to ensure any 3G or 4G pitches are approved for use on the FA website. Details for this, and other important information, are part of the weekly update below.

  1. December fixtures are released on Full-Time but as always may change. For all fixture matters contact Malcolm Kershaw fixtures@landc.org.uk. Detailed postponement instructions were sent last Wednesday.
  2. For Irlam Tiger please contact Mike Cartwright on 07810517492 instead of Kenneth Cartwright until further notice.
  3. Please ensure the correct match confirmation procedure is followed by Wednesday. Contact is to be made by the home club secretary by phone, i.e talk to the away secretary and referee. If the away club does not receive the call, please call the home club and report to the league. Texts and emails are only acceptable as backup to a voice conversation.
  4. At the EGM, it was accepted that referees could change to yellow shirts to avoid colour clashes with players in black kit. Colours should be discussed in the match confirmation – see above.
  5. Didsbury FC and Chorltonians Albion results have been expunged from Full Time.
  6. Please note that 3G/4G pitches which are used, have to be approved and on the FA register. To check go to http://3g.thefa.me.uk/?countyfa=any
  7. Remember to refer to the frequently updated league website www.landc.org.uk for all information other than fixtures, results, tables and associated admin which remain on Full Time. For those of you on Twitter, all posts to the website are sent to Twitter account @LandCAFL.

Important match confirmation procedure

L&C AFL have outlined the correct match confirmation procedure information that clubs must follow, as part of the regular weekly update.

  1. November fixtures are released on Full-Time but as always may change. For all fixture matters contact Malcolm Kershaw fixtures@landc.org.uk. Detailed postponement instructions are being sent separately tomorrow.
  2. For Irlam Tiger please contact Mike Cartwright on 07810517492 instead of Kenneth Cartwright until further notice.
  3. Please ensure the correct match confirmation procedure is followed by Wednesday. Contact is to be made by the home club secretary by phone, i.e talk to the away secretary and referee. If the away club does not receive the call, please call the home club and report to the league. Texts and emails are only acceptable as backup to a voice conversation.
  4. At the EGM on Thursday, it was accepted that referees could change to yellow shirts to avoid colour clashes with players in black kit. Colours should be discussed in the match confirmation – see above.
  5. Unfortunately Didsbury FC and Chorltonians Albion have folded – their results will be expunged from Full Time.
  6. Please note that 3G/4G pitches which are used, have to be approved and on the FA register. To check go to http://3g.thefa.me.uk/?countyfa=any
  7. Remember to refer to the frequently updated league website www.landc.org.uk for all information other than fixtures, results, tables and associated admin which remain on Full Time. For those of you on Twitter, all posts to the website are sent to Twitter account @LandCAFL.

Majority of November fixtures now confirmed

In this week’s L&C AFL update, we ask club secretaries to make sure they check the fixtures for this month, the majority of which have now been confirmed.

  1. November fixtures up to 23rd are released on Full-Time but as always may change. For all fixture matters contact Malcolm Kershaw fixtures@landc.org.uk.
  2. Salford Vics. Janet & Chris Carney are away from 23/10/19 until 21/11/19, although still contactable on 07956 106564, there is an 11 hour time difference. Contacts are 1st team Steve Lawman 07411 943041, 2nd team Louis Evans 07523077222.
  3. For Irlam Tiger please contact Mike Cartwright on 07810517492 instead of Kenneth Cartwright until further notice.
  4. The next League general meeting is on 21st November 2019 at Curzon Ashton at 8PM. The agenda was issued on Friday 8th November. All clubs must attend.
  5. League secretary Brian Davies will be away from 12th November to 21st November, please contact the appropriate member of committee, see www.landc.org,uk committee details.

Next league general meeting confirmed

In this week’s L&C AFL weekly update, we can confirm the next league meeting will take place at the end of this month.

  1. November fixtures up to 23rd are released on Full-Time but as always may change. For all fixture matters contact Malcolm Kershaw fixtures@landc.org.uk.
  2. Salford Vics. Janet & Chris Carney are away from 23/10/19 until 21/11/19, although still contactable on 07956 106564, there is an 11 hour time difference. Contacts are 1st team Steve Lawman 07411 943041, 2nd team Louis Evans 07523077222.
  3. For Irlam Tiger please contact Mike Cartwright on 07810517492 instead of Kenneth Cartwright until further notice.
  4. The next League general meeting will be on 21st November 2019 at Curzon Ashton at 8PM. The agenda will be issued later this week. All clubs must attend.
  5. Please note that 3G/4G pitches which are used, have to be approved and on the FA register. To check go to http://3g.thefa.me.uk/?countyfa=any

Cup competitions return for 2019/20 season

In this week’s L&C AFL update, club secretaries, details regarding the return of the cup competitions are outlined.

  1. The L & C Cups start 26th October, referee fees are shared and collected by the home team, straight to penalties if tied after 90 minutes. 2nd and 9th November fixtures have been released on Full-Time. For all fixture matters contact Malcolm Kershaw fixtures@landc.org.uk, not Brian Davies.
  2. Salford Vics. Janet & Chris Carney are away from 23/10/19 until 21/11/19, although still contactable on 07956 106564, there is an 11 hour time difference. Contacts are 1st team Steve Lawman 07411 943041, 2nd team Louis Evans 07523077222.
  3. Manchester clubs note Fund4Football has launched and the application window is open from Friday 11th October to Monday 28th October.
  4. Please note that 3G/4G pitches which are used, have to be approved and on the FA register. To check go to http://3g.thefa.me.uk/?countyfa=any
  5. Remember to text in results in the correct format. We’ve seen many errors on the log, and incorrect results posted which then require correction. In response to ‘FA Full-Time Results: XXX1 v YYY1, Sat 12 Oct 14:30. Reply H-A score and code XXX1, plus AET and PENS: e.g. 2-2 XXX1 3-3 AET 3-1 PENS’. You need to use the team code if you have more than one team.

Example 1 : 3-2 win for the away team : text only – 2-3 XXX1

Example 2 : 3-2 win for the away team in extra time : text only – 2-2 XXX1 2-3 AET

Example 3 : 5-4 win for the away team on PENS : text only – 2-2 XXX1 3-3 AET 4-5 PENS

All examples assume the home team texting but if it was the away team texting the only difference would be YYY1 instead of XXX1. Any other text eg putting team codes before the score or using words, and the result will be rejected.