Important – This weeks scheduled fixtures all postponed

Due to the somewhat unexpected result in last night’s European Championship quarter final when England, although without conviction, saw off the challenge of Switzerland and after many of you will want to watch the semi final tie on Wednesday when England will face Holland at 8pm.

Even if you don’t want to watch the game  I am sure some if not all will want to and many of our venues will turn into fan zones on the night just when we are due to play our week 10 fixtures and this will make it difficult,  if not impossible for all of us to get enough players to forego the football in favour iof Aunt Sally.

So the Committee has looked at a number of options and the least difficult and disruptive, and therefore the most sensible, seemed to us to postpone ALL of this weeks fixtures. This weeks fixture will now be played on Wednesday September 11th extending the league season by one week. We did look at other options, but this seemed to be the most practical, fairest and easiest to administer for individuals, teams and the league and whilst I appreciate that not everyone will be glued to TV’s on Wednesday the decision we think is the best one for  both the league and all of our players who can now concentrate on supporting England with the exception I am sure of one Abingdon United player who would probably have turned up wearing Orange!

So all fixtures scheduled for Wednesday will now become  the final league fixtures on September 11th. The plan agreed only last week was to hold the 3’s, 4’s and 5’s Competitions on that evening if we attract enough entries, but we  will need to find another date(s) for those before the end of the season and this will probably need to be on another weekday(s)  during the second half of the season as all our Wednesday’s are now full!




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