Scottish Amateur Football Association

Texting Instructions

 

 

Below are the instructions for submitting the result of your cup tie by text (SMS). This is also a requirement for Season 2017/18 and must be followed by all ‘Home’ teams in each round. The system allows you 4 hours from Kick off time to submit your result. Failure to comply will result in a £10 fine to the club.

 

 

Thank you for your cooperation with the process.

 

 

 

Instructions for submitting results by text

 

Once the game has ended, the system will send up to 3 text reminders, at 10 minute intervals, to the mobile phone number (as provided on the affiliation form) of the club secretary of the 'home' team. The 'home' secretary then simply replies to one of the reminder texts in the following format: "SAFA" followed by a space, then the home score, followed by a space and then the 'away' team score:

 

 

Scottish Amateur Cup Text Instructions

(for extra time and penalties)

 

If your match has been decided after extra time, four numbers should be entered.

 

Your text should look like this:

 

SAFA 3 3 4 3

 

This would represent a 3-3 draw after 90 minutes, followed by 4-3 victory after extra time for the home team.If your match has been decided on extra time and penalties, six numbers should be entered.

 

Text should look like this:

 

SAFA 3 3 5 5 2 4

 

This would represent a 3-3 draw after 90 minutes, a 5-5 draw after extra time, and a 2-4 penalty win for the away team.

 

You must not enter any other characters or numbers, such as team names etc.

 

 

Scottish Amateur Sunday Trophy Instructions

(for penalty kicks)

 

If your match has been decided on penalties, four numbers should be entered.

 

Your text should look like this:

 

SAFA 3 3 4 3

 

This would represent a 3-3 draw after 90 minutes or extra time, followed by 4-3 penalty shoot out victory for the home team.

 

The result must be sent from the phone that has received the reminder (secretary's phone). If at any point you wish to change the mobile number registered for your club, the club secretary should notify the office during office hours.

 

If the match is postponed secretary should enter SAFA P P

 

If the match is abandoned secretary should enter SAFA A A

 

 

 

Please note: It is the responsibility of all clubs to ensure that your email address and mobile phone number are kept up to date with the records of the Association.

 

 

 

For information or advice during office hours please contact

  Stephen McLaughlin on 0141 620 4552.

 

 

 

For assistance with referee issues on

  Scottish Amateur Cup match days call

  Iain Cowden on 07852 633913

 

 

 

 For assistance with referee issues on

  Scottish Amateur Sunday Trophy match days call 

 Gordon Farmer on 07852 633915

 

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Scottish Amateur Cup Texting Instructions
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Sunday Trophy Texting Instructions