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CHRISTMAS may still be three weeks away, but the East Cornwall Premier League are already looking anxiously at keeping on course for the Rowett Insurance League Cup final on Easter Sunday.

The league, along with other competitions, has been badly hit by the weather over the past three weeks.

Mike Murray, the league official responsible for fixtures, said: "We always play the league cup final on Easter Sunday and that will be early next year on April 4.

"We also have to take into account the fact that the semi-finals are staged over two legs.

"The problem is that we have to give priority to cup games, which could mean re-arranging league matches, which are already beginning to pile up."

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Does this happen every season or are we going to see matches being played well into May next year?

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Thank goodness we dont have the ECPL league cup being played in groups anymore. Yes there has been a lot of postponements and abandoned matches. And yes Mike Murray has to re arrange those fixtues. As it stands there are 2 second round matches to played one this satruday the other next saturday. If somehow they go ahead then round 2 will be complete. 2 Q/F matches have been arranged for Satruday and Jan 2nd. Again if these matches go ahead it leaves just 2 Q/F ties to be arranged, the 4 S/F ties (Home and away) and the final which doesn't count as it will be the only match played in the league that day.

If all goes to plan it leaves just 6 ties to be arrnaged

Christmas was mooted but as the clubs decided (apart from Torpint v Saltash) not to play on Boxing Day then I cannot see them changing their minds.

At the moment there does not appear to be a major problem as far as the league cup is concerned. Lets keep our fingers crossed.

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