Let me start by apologising for the number of changes which are currently affecting the league.
We still have a few pitch dates which have crawled in plus changes to the availability of referees for personal reasons.
We have decided to try and get the fixtures and appointments on the site the moment they become available, but at this stage nothing has settled and the moment one list is released, changes are already being communicated for one reason or another.
The FA FullTime remains the central source for info regarding fixtures, scores and appointments and that is the only point of reference you need when discussing what is scheduled to happen.
(SD) Auto vs Asianos
Senior Division debutants take on the Premier Cup winners from last season. This league will take no prisoners and is sure to be fought out to the very last day
(D1) AC Milano vs Loughton Athletic
Reigning Division Two winners start off with a home game against a Loughton Athletic side anxious to put their opening day defeat behind them
(D1) Eva Hart vs Abridge Village
Eva Hart will start their campaign against Abridge knowing their opponents will fancy their chances after finishing in the top three last season.
(D1) Lactico vs Fairlop Oak
After last weeks's fine win, Lactico return home to face Fairlop Oak who will need to be on top form on their season opener.
(D2) Rainham WMC vs Loughton Wanderers
Both teams have something to prove this week as Rainham seek to improve on an impressive defensive display while the visiting Wanderers aim to shore up their defence and claim a first win of the campaign.
(D2) Royal Albert vs JK Silvertown
The homesters will be eager to get one over the early leaders in their opening match of the season. Silvertown will be buoyant after their comeback heroics in week one.
(D3) Debden Sports vs Uplands Town
Debden will be hoping for a win and a quick return to Division Two but face an Uplands Team who managed third place and will fancy this challenge.
(D3) Recreative Romford vs West Essex Sunday Res.
Tough opener for Romford as they face a West Essex Sunday side still smarting from relegation. Home team will be motivated to do well.
(D4) Loughton Town vs Barking Colts
Town will be aiming to bounce back after losing a close one last week and may be up against a Colts team aiming to restore pride and a return to Div 3 at the first time of asking.
(D4) Loxford Lions vs South Ilford Catholics
Loxford need to be ready to rock as they face a strong Catholics side who are on a roll after their opening day victory at Loughton.
A few good fixtures to look forward to this Sunday. Many members of the Committee will be out in force supporting our very own Asianos in the National FA Sunday Cup as they take on New Salamis. Kick off is 2pm at Barking Football Club in Lodge Avenue. Please do everything you can to come over and support the boys as I know they will be encouraged by your attendance.
In our own domestic action, I am eager to see the outcome of what promises to be a titanic struggle in the Ernie George Trophy as Flamengo face off against Fairlop Oak. Equally, we have seen the emergence of Tollgate Tavern and all are pleased at their progress and long may it continue but Sunday they will face an amazing Hillford team who have swept all before them in an all-conquering run. This will be a fascinating McDougall Cup encounter and don't be surprised if they have left everything on the pitch by the end of the game.
The Senior Division will be having most eyes on Low Hall Farm where Walthamstow Red Star are hosting Global aiming to stop them from returning to the summit of the division. The other games will be all about re-establishing themselves following mixed results.
Good luck to all teams this weekend as you all seek to get your campaigns back on the road.
A reminder please to let your feet and ability do the talking and the rest will be a doddle.
There have already been several casualties to the weather for tomorrow's fixtures.
Please check before leaving, especially if you have a long distance to travel, and remember to tell all parties involved, including the league.
We will man the stations and get your message relayed to social media and the league websites
There are a few teams whose seasons hang on some improvement in the weather. In looking at the schedules, we have clubs who are a victim of their own success but also an appalling bout of consistently poor Sunday weather.
I have witnessed some truly shocking pitches and not surprised at the postponements but it has given us a real headache in trying to fit into the schedule those games that will allow the early Cup Finals to be staged with the maximum of notice.
The first two finals, Sunday 8th April, will kick off at 11:00am and 3:00pm. Let's hope the weather is kind to us all from here on in.