LOWER ISLAND SOCCER ASSOCIATION
Linked above is the second weekly master re-scheduling notice for the 2018/19 season. The attached master re-scheduling notice is three pages long and lists the games that are to be played in every division this weekend, February 2/3. The Lower Island playdowns in the Provincial/Coastal B Cup competition continue this weekend. All draws are at the semi-final stage except for Boys U17 as there are only two teams entered. Those two teams will meet in the Lower Island final the following weekend, February 9/10.
It is important that you report to your score recorder on time. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF BOTH TEAMS TO REPORT ALL THEIR GAMES (league and cup) TO THEIR SCORE RECORDER. If you did not play your scheduled game then both teams still must report to their score recorder and you need to include why you did not play.
When LISA re-schedules one of your games for the upcoming weekend you play that game instead of the game listed on your original schedule. The game that was originally scheduled for that day then becomes an outstanding game.
Make sure you check the League Play section of the LISA website to confirm all the games you have played have been posted. Please note that games are identified by the date for which they are listed on your original schedule. So if you are checking for scores for outstanding games they will be posted alongside their original date not the date on which they were actually played.
In order to make up any outstanding league game “on your own time” (i.e. outside of the standard weekend time for which LISA schedules) both teams must agree upon the re-scheduling. One team can not schedule the game and try to force the other team into playing it then.
If you have made arrangements to make up an outstanding game then both teams need to inform LISA (through your score recorder or the district scheduler) as far in advance as possible. By doing so hopefully we will be able to avoid the double-booking of games such as when two teams agree to play an outstanding game, for example, on a Wednesday evening and then receive their weekly re-scheduling notice listing that game to be played that Saturday or Sunday.
If the weekly re-scheduling notice lists your game as one to be played “in advance” of the date for which it was originally scheduled your score will be posted alongside the date for which that game was originally scheduled, not the date on which you played that game. Please note that only LISA can re-schedule games to be played “in advance” of their original date. If two teams want to play a league game prior to the date for which it is listed on their schedule those teams must apply for and receive LISA approval in order to do so.
At this time of the season communication between teams, their opponents and their clubs is very important. Do not assume everybody will receive the re-scheduling notice that is emailed out every week. Teams should contact their opposition far enough in advance to confirm their games for each weekend.
PROVINCIAL/COASTAL B CUP
The Lower Island playdowns in the Provincial/Coastal B Cup are at the semi-final stage this weekend. The draw grids, including quarter-final results, and all relevant B Cup information is posted on the LISA website HERE. Those draw grids will be updated with results after each weekend of play.
The finals in the Lower Island playdowns are scheduled for February 9/10.
While the B Cup competition is under way teams will play their B Cup match instead of the league game that was originally scheduled for them that weekend. The league game will then become an outstanding game and can be made up by agreement of both teams involved.
B Cup matches have priority over all other youth games in regards to scheduling and fields. If any B Cup match can not be played because fields are closed (both the designated home club and the visiting club do not have an open field on which the match can be played) the re-scheduling of that match is up to LISA. Note that LISA can re-schedule an outstanding cup match, or a cup match that needs to be re-played because of a successful protest, for any time, any day.
There must be a winner in all B Cup matches
If the two teams are tied on goals at the end of regulation time the teams will play two equal halves of extra time as per the duration for their age division. From U14 up to and including U16 that is 2 x 10-minute halves. For U17 and U18 that is 2 x 15-minute halves. The full length of the extra time will be played no matter how many goals are scored during the two extra-time halves.
If the score is tied at the conclusion of the full extra time session the outcome of the match will be decided by kicks from the penalty spot, as per FIFA rules.
*REMEMBER TO REPORT THE SCORES FOR ALL YOUR GAMES (league and cup) TO YOUR LISA SCORE RECORDER LISTED ON YOUR WEBSITE SCHEDULE. WHEN REPORTING INCLUDE THE GENDER, AGE DIVISION AND LEVEL OF PLAY (Gold, Silver). IF YOU PLAYED A B CUP OR LISA CUP MATCH THEN PLEASE IDENTIFY IT AS SUCH.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE CLEARLY INDICATED WHICH TEAM WON OR, IF A LEAGUE GAME, IF IT WAS A DRAW.
FOR B CUP MATCHES DECIDED IN EXTRA TIME PLEASE ALSO INCLUDE THE TIED SCORE AT THE END OF REGULATION TIME IN ADDITION TO THE FINAL SCORE.
FOR B CUP MATCHES DECIDED BY A PENALTY SHOOTOUT PLEASE INCLUDE THE TIED SCORE AT THE END OF REGULATION TIME, THE TIED SCORE AT THE END OF EXTRA TIME AND YOUR PENALTY SHOOTOUT SCORE. AND MAKE SURE YOU HAVE CLEARLY INDICATED WITH TEAM WON.
IF YOU DO NOT PLAY YOUR GAME THEN YOU MUST ALSO REPORT AND PROVIDE THE REASON WHY YOUR GAME WAS NOT PLAYED.