The League’s Board of Directors has considered the rearranged date for the BigFreeBet.com Challenge Cup Final. It should be made clear that the League Chairman did not take part in any correspondence on the matter.
The decision of the Board is that the final shall take place on Wednesday 4th April 2018, kick off 7.45pm at Hitchin Town FC.
The Board considered various options for this and decided that this was the best date as it gives neither side an advantage when playing of matches is considered (i.e. both teams will have played Saturday and Monday).
Due consideration was given to playing the match after the League season proper had been completed (i.e. 28th April) but because Didcot Town FC is in a good position to be placed in a Play-off position it would mean that a match on either 2nd, 5th or 7th May could not be guaranteed.
It was also considered about holding the match on Saturday 12th May, but it was decided that since this would not only require an extension to the playing season, but it is possible that some players and/or officials may be unavailable.