SMS Results Reporting

Starting weekend 5-6 November, the League will be changing the way match results are reported to help make sure all results are submitted on time (and thus help clubs avoid fines) and to help reduce the amount of manual work done by League officials. Team admins have been set up for all the teams in the League and they will receive an SMS Text Message for each game, reminding them to submit the score. These messages will be sent approximately 15 minutes after kick-off and the team admin should reply as soon as possible after the game has finished, and before the usual deadline.

The score should be submitted by both teams (Home and Away) and must be submitted using the format requested in the SMS Text Message. If team admins are submitted results for more than one team, they will be asked to include the team code as well (see below). Here is a quick reference table showing what is needed in the reply.

  Match type

 Score only

 Score and team code

 Format  H-A  H-A Teamcode
 League game  2-1  2-1 AB12
 Cup game - result in normal time  2-1  2-1 AB12
 Cup game - result after extra time  2-2 2-3 AET  2-2 AB12 2-3 AET
 Cup game - result after penalties  2-2 3-3 AET 3-1 PENS  2-2 AB12 3-3 AET 3-1 PENS
 Postponed  P-P  P-P AB12
 Abandoned  A-A  A-A AB12
• For U9, U10 and U11 Trophy Event fixtures, use the Cup game formats.
• For U7 and U8 Trophy Events and all Futsal fixtures, ignore the SMS message.

A "How To..." guide has been drawn up to help with this new process, showing how to submit scores for League and Cup games, as well as hints on what to do and what not to do, and a Frequently Asked Questions part. You can download the How to guide here. You can also download the list of team codes/admins assigned in the system for reference.

Important note: do not submit goalscorers or match reports (U12 to U16 age groups) via the SMS Text Message reply. These should be sent to Paul Lyon in the normal way, along with the match cards (all age groups).

Note to team admins: if you change your mobile number, please let us know asap!