League Statement

By Simon Harrison

League Statement

Following the latest update from Manchester FA, concerning adult football, travel in and out of the Tier 3 area is not permitted.

The Greater Manchester area consists of the following boroughs, Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan. The vast majority of football in these boroughs can continue at present.

However two of our Clubs, Tintwistle Athletic and Wilmslow Albion, come outside the Tier 3 area.

As such, it is necessary to postpone fixtures for both these Clubs this Saturday, and for the foreseeable future, although there is provision for some re-organisation of fixtures to keep both Clubs moving. The games affected this Saturday are;

Division 1
Tintwistle Athletic v Middleton Colts
Wilmslow Albion v Bolton Lads & Girls

Division 4
Dukinfield Town Dev v Tintwistle Athletic Res

Division 5
Bolton Lads & Girls Res v Wilmslow Albion Res

We will look at the re-scheduling, and will contact Clubs direct.

If you have already confirmed your games with the opposition, again we are sorry.

We are sorry to have to stop fixtures taking place, but we have to abide by the guidelines issued.

Thankfully, at this time, the vast majority of the fixtures can take place, with restrictions for all those still playing. Some concern has been raised regarding the provision of food and drink at games, this is not a matter for the League to comment on. If you are in any doubt about such, then we suggest you contact your local authority for their advice.

Phil Platt.
League Secretary.

Where next?

Saturday 24th October - Review We cover off the results from the weekend and take a look at the fixtures coming up.
Results - Saturday 17th October We take a look at the results from across the divisions in the Manchester Football League from Saturday 18th October.

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