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STANDARD CODE OF RULES 2014-15 - Leicestershire Church League Part 6

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08 April 2015 | skinner

Nomenclature and Constitution

(D) The Secretary of the home Club must give notice in writing of full particulars of the location of, and access to, the ground and time of kick-off to the match officials and the Secretary of the opposing Club at least seven clear days prior to the playing of the match. The away Club shall seek and acknowledge receipt of such particulars.
Any Club failing to comply with this Rule shall be liable to a fine of £10 .
(E) In the event of a Club playing in any match with less than 10 players they may be fined £5 for each missing player. A minimum of 8 players will constitute a team for a Competition match.
(F) (i) Home and away matches shall be played. In the event of a Club failing to keep its engagement the Management Committee shall have power to inflict a fine, deduct points from the defaulting Club, award the points from the match in question to the opponents, order the defaulting Club to pay any expenses incurred by the opponents or otherwise deal with them except the award of goals. Notwithstanding the foregoing home and away provision, the Management Committee shall have power to order a match to be played on a neutral ground or on the opponents ground if they are satisfied that such action is warranted by the circumstances.
(ii) Any Club with more than one team in the Competition shall always fulfil its fixture, within the Competition, in the following order of precedence:- First Team, Reserve Team, A Team. Clubs in breach of this requirement shall be fined a sum not exceeding or otherwise dealt with by the Management Committee.
(iii) Any Club unable to fulfil a fixture or where a fixture has been postponed for any reason must, without delay, give notice to the (Fixtures) Secretary, the Competition Referees Appointments Secretary, the Secretary of the opposing Club and the match officials. Any Club failing to comply shall be dealt with by the Management Committee who may inflict a fine.
(iv) In the event of a match not being played or abandoned owing to causes over which neither Club has control, it shall be played in its entirety on a date to be mutually agreed by the two Clubs and approved by the Management Committee. Failing such agreement and notification to the (Fixtures) Secretary within 14 days the Management Committee shall have power to order the match to be played on a named date or on or before a given date.
(v) The Management Committee shall review all matches abandoned in cases where it is consequent upon the conduct of either or both Teams. Where it is to the advantage of the Competition and does no injustice to either Club, the Management Committee shall be empowered to order the score at the time of the abandonment to stand. In all cases where the Management Committee are satisfied that a match was abandoned owing to the conduct of one team or its Club member(s) they shall be empowered to award the points for the match to the opponent. In cases where a match has been abandoned owing to the conduct of both teams or their Club member(s), the Management Committee shall rule all points for the match as void. No fine(s) can be applied by the Management Committee for an abandoned match.
(vi) The Management Committee shall review any match that has taken place where either or both teams were under a suspension imposed upon them by the Association or Affiliated Association. In each case the team that was under suspension would be dealt with in the same manner as if they had participated with ineligible players in accordance with Rule 8(O) above. Where both teams were under suspension the game must be declared null and void.

(G) A Club may at its discretion and in accordance with the Laws of the Game use 3 substitute players in any match in this Competition who may be selected from 5 players.
A player who has been substituted himself becomes a substitute and may replace a player at any time subject to the substitution being carried out in accordance with Law 3 of the Laws of Association Football. (Note: This paragraph can be converted to normal text if the League is participating in the pilot project for the modification of substitutes. The above dispensation may only be permitted for season 2014-15 in accordance with the IFAB AGM decision of March 2014.)
The referee shall be informed of the names of the substitutes not later than 10 minutes before the start of the match.
A player who has been selected, appointed or named as a substitute before the start of the match but does not actually play in the game shall not be considered to have been a player in that game within the meaning of Rule 8 of this Competition.
(H) The half time interval shall be of 10 minutes duration, but it shall not exceed fifteen minutes. The half time interval may only be altered with the consent of the referee.
(I) The participating clubs taking part in the fixture shall identify a team captain designated with a captains armband who has a responsibility to offer support in the management of the on-field discipline of his/her team mates. The captain shall be a Christian
Prior to each match the participating teams and officials shall conduct the Respect handshake and/or participating teams to offer three cheers and handshakes to the opposing team after the match. The home team should nominate someone to lead the teams in prayer before the match.
REPORTING RESULTS
11. (A) The (Registration/Fixtures) Secretary must receive within 7 days of the date played, the result of each Competition match in the prescribed manner. This must include the forename(s) and surname of the team players (in block letters) and also the Referee markings required by Rule 13, or any other information required by the Competition. Failure to do so will incur a fine of £5 or the Club being dealt with as the Management Committee decide.
(B) The Home Club shall post the results of each match on the Soccerweekend website. Clubs in default may be fined.
NB. If the fixed penalty exceeds £20 the Club must be charged as detailed in Rule 5(D).
DETERMINING CHAMPIONSHIP
12. (A) Team rankings within the Competition will be decided by points with three points to be awarded for a win and one point for a drawn match. The teams gaining the highest number of points in their respective Divisions at the conclusion shall be adjudged the winners. Matches must not be played for double points.
In circumstances where two or more teams are equal on points team rankings shall be determined by goal difference where the goals scored against by each team shall be deducted from the goals scored by that team and the largest positive difference shall be placed the highest. In the event of the goal difference being equal the highest placed team shall be the team which has scored the most goals. In the event that two or more teams have the same goal difference and have scored the same number of goals then the highest placed team shall be the team which has won the most matches.
In the event of the two teams still being equal the team which has the better playing record against the other team in their head to head Competition matches during the Season will be the highest placed team.
If the records of two or more teams are still equal and it is necessary for any reason to determine the position of each then the teams affected shall play a deciding match or matches as determined by the Management Committee.
(B) Not applicable
(C) In the event of a team not completing 75% of its fixtures for the season all points obtained by or recorded against such defaulting team shall be expunged from the Competition table.
(D) Not applicable.



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Leicestershire Church League information pages

STANDARD CODE OF RULES 2014-15 - Leicestershire Church League Part 1

STANDARD CODE OF RULES 2014-15 - Leicestershire Church League Part 2

STANDARD CODE OF RULES 2014-15 - Leicestershire Church League Part 3

STANDARD CODE OF RULES 2014-15 - Leicestershire Church League Part 4

STANDARD CODE OF RULES 2014-15 - Leicestershire Church League Part 5

STANDARD CODE OF RULES 2014-15 - Leicestershire Church League Part 7

STANDARD CODE OF RULES 2014-15 - Leicestershire Church League Part 8

STANDARD CODE OF RULES 2014-15 - Leicestershire Church League Part 9

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