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New Digital Era

A decision was taken last week to bring us up-to-date and allow Secretaries to submit their Sunday team sheet digitally by using the new eCard sytem to be found on our Downloads page.

The guys that have already used it are really positive and say how easy the system is to use. It takes mere minutes to complete with the required data.

It will now allow us to keep online records for easy reference and statistical analysis which everyone should be happy about. Obviously, I’d like to get this information in ASAP so that we can get the info checked and online for everyone to see. As it stands, it must be within 72hrs of the game finishing. Therefore if your match report has not been submitted by the following Wednesday at 12:15 then the Discipline Secretary will be advised to issue a late payment fine, and that can be up to £30.

As a reminder, no signatures are required for this new system so your job is made much easier. But please take care over your accuracy, as any mistakes could lead to sanctions which may affect points or cup progression.

Paul Phipps would also like to remind you that any new players signed on the day (Maximum 2) should be denoted with the word NEW in the Unique Code box so that we can match them up with the Matchday Player Registration Form (paper-based) that still needs to be countersigned by the opposition and sent to the Registrations Secretary within two days.

Sunday Action

Barkingside & Shqipet both secured wins that sees them pulling away from the pack at the summit of the Senior Division.

There was a major shock in the Premier Cup as Global Reserves brought some smiles to the Club as they despatched Senior Division Skrt after a great tussle.

Weare United can thank Toby Junior for a brace and Nathan Whyte for the goals that saw off the magnificent challenge of Esprit in the same competition. The pitch didn’t help either side on a day when the weather intervened but the visitors pushed and pressed and stayed within touch until the late stages of the game. Actually, the men in purple could have taken the lead but for the post early doors. But the quality of the home team took advantage when they could, expressing themselves and stretching the visiting defence as they began to tire. All in all it was a strong performance from Weare Utd, but it needed to be. The signs are good for Esprit though, as they begin their league campaign next week.

Elsewhere, Debden Sports were in dominant form against a depleted Hillford team whilst Gants Hill got back to winning ways in dealing a big defeat to Loughton Town.

Loxford Lions took advantage of a late bit of good fortune to defeat Hainault Athletic. It sets up the return game very nicely as both feel they could do a lot better.

Beckton Gas have had a dream start, maintaining their 100% record to head the  Third Division. Edging a five goal thriller at Sydney Russell will have seen the lads celebrating well after the game.