JOCK MITCHELL MEMORIAL TROPHY RULES – 2017/2018
The Jock Mitchell Memorial Trophy Rules are the same as the Ron Eaglen Cup Rules except for Rules 1,2, and 8 which are as follows:
1) The Competition shall be called the Jock Mitchell Memorial Trophy Competition and shall be conducted on the knock out system. All matches shall be played and accrued out in accordance with Rules, Regulations and Bye Laws of the Football Association and Laws of the Game.
2) The Trophy shall be open for annual competition amongst Affiliated Clubs that are members of the Lincoln & District Sunday Football League and competing in the lower two divisions. All Clubs competing in the lower two divisions MUST enter one team. If Clubs have two teams competing in the lower two divisions, only the Reserve team may be entered.
8) Qualification of Players and Ineligible Players
A) No player shall play for more than one competing Club or Team in the same season.
B) Each individual player must have been a registered League Competition Player of the Club or team for which he happens to compete by 6pm on the Friday previous to the registered date fixed for playing the match, or by 6pm on the Friday previous to the date on which the match is played whichever is the earlier unless the player is a goalkeeper and permission is granted by the League Management Committee.
C) A player having played for a Club or Team in one match of the Competition for which he was qualified, shall unless in the meantime he has been transferred to another Club, be entitled to play in any subsequent match in the same Competition for the same Club or Team in the current season.
D) In the case of postponed or replayed matches, only those Players shall be allowed to play who were eligible for the first match. A player who has been suspended may, if otherwise qualified, play in postponed, drawn, or replayed ties after the term of his suspension has expired.
E) Only players who have played 3 or more games for his club in the current season shall be allowed to play in the Semi-Final or Final unless the player is a goalkeeper and permission is granted by the Management Committee.
F) No Player having played 3 or more matches in the Divisions higher than the two lower Divisions of the current season of the Lincoln & District Sunday Football League shall be eligible to play in this competition for the current season.
G) Ineligible Player – Any Club playing an ineligible Player shall be struck out of the Competition and shall be fined not exceeding £50.00 per ineligible Player.