Dave Deacon Posted April 12, 2017 Report Share Posted April 12, 2017 As posted on the SWPL Postponements Forum Please note that Helston Athletic have notified both Cullompton Rangers and the league today that they are unable to raise a side for Saturdays re-arranged trip to Cullompton Rangers. The game was scheduled for Saturday 1st April and was declared on by at an 11am inspection but was then postponed upon arrival of the away team by the match referee. Due to other fixtures arranged, the travel involved, and the deadline for playing Premier (step 6) fixtures by Sat 29th April the only date was this coming Saturday and that involved both Cullompton & Helston playing two days running. This was not ideal by any means but the leagues hands are tied in such matters esp. as the FA have indicated that due to the mild winter, no extension to the season would be contemplated. Cullompton Rangers are thanked by Helston for their hospitality on the original date and the Cullompton club have not requested ANY compensation from Helston due to the nature of the circumstances and the brotherhood that exists between member clubs. Likewise the league have not sought to profit from the situation by levying excess fines and have taken into account Helstons early notification to cancel appointed referees, programme printing, pitch preparation etc and the league have also considered the cost of the original trip made by Helston when setting the fine. However the match has to be awarded to the non offending club, Cullompton Rangers, and likewise Helston are deducted 3 points. The match will be given as a home walk-over but as no goals can be awarded it will appear as a 0-0 draw on results grids. I will be making changes to databases on websites shortly. Regards Phil H Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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