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The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT - BYDANNYCARO

JC MSFL David Wolff, chair­man of the JC Mac­cabi (South­ern) Foot­ball League, has warned that teams will be re­spon­si­ble for en­sur­ing the league pro­gramme is com­pleted af­ter heavy snow threw the sea­son into tur­moil.

The en­tire pro­gramme was can­celled last Sun­day af­ter freez­ing tem­per­a­tures left pitches in the cap­i­tal un­playable. The last two weeks have seen only a hand­ful of games beat the weather and with only two di­vi­sions de­cided, Wolff’s com­mit­tee met on Mon­day to dis­cuss the rest of the cam- paign. “It is a big prob­lem,” said Wolff, “the worst we have ex­pe­ri­enced for a few sea­sons. The onus is now on the teams get­ting their games played. We are en­cour­ag­ing them to play dou­ble­head­ers where pos­si­ble and sug­gest they also play mid­week.”

Two teams in the Pre­mier Di­vi­sion — Lon­don Mac­cabi Li­ons A and Faith­fold A — still have five matches re­main­ing and with FA reg­u­la­tions stip­u­lat­ing the sea­son must fin­ish by May 31, the com­mit­tee has also agreed that points will be shared be­tween teams un­able to agree a date with a 0-0 re­sult.

With Pe­sach fall­ing over two Sun- days — April 20 and 27 — an­other two week­ends will be lost mean­ing teams in­volved in ti­tle, pro­mo­tion and rel­e­ga­tion is­sues face a race against time to com­plete their pro­grammes.

No Mac­cabi Masters League or Mac­cabi (South­ern) Pri­mary League matches were played ei­ther on Sun­day.

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