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How to create a match
How to create a match
This article will cover step-by-step on how to create a match.
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Written by Chris Edwards
Updated over a week ago

Getting Started

  1. Click Matches in the left hand side dashboard.

  2. There are two ways to Create a Match.

    1. Manually

    2. And; via Import

Manually Create a Match

  1. Click on the red Create match button.

  2. Select Competition.

  3. Select Home Team.

  4. Select Away Team.

  5. Give the Match a Name (Optional as LIGR will auto populate one).

  6. Select the Date of the match.

  7. Enter the Time the match will Kick-Off.

  8. Select the Venue.

  9. Select the options for Streaming & Graphics.

  10. Select the Overlay Type.

  11. Select the Scorer.

  12. Select the Credit Type.

  13. Enter the Half Length (Items 13-19 will set to the default competition settings).

    1. This will determine the start time for the clock in the second half.

  14. Enter the Half Time Length.

    1. This is the time used in the countdown in the halftime overlay screen. You can start the second half early or later if required.

  15. Select Extra Time and Penalties if it is a cup match or a semi-final. Or Golden Point if applicable to the sport that you're covering.

    1. This will set the clock to go into extra time and allow the overlay to count the penalties to determine a winner

  16. Select Data Coverage

    1. Minimum will only allow the scorer to capture Goals, Red and Yellow Cards and Own Goals.

    2. Standard will allow the scorer to capture the full event list, see How to Score a Match and Differences between Match Data Coverage

  17. Select if players are to be included when scoring the match.

  18. Enter the Starting Lineup Size

  19. Enter how many players on the Bench

  20. Select Save

Import Matches

You also have the option to import many matches at once, via our IMPORT FIXTURES function.

While in Matches - click Import Fixture

You will need to create an import file in Comma-separated values (CSV) format before you can import clubs.

The best way to create an import list is to download the sample file to understand the format required. Look for this message on the import page and click the red text.

Here are some other specifications we expect:

  • File extension must be .csv (e.g. file.csv)

  • Must be less than 10Mb.

  • The first row must contain the column names

  • Columns must be separated by commas

  • We require that dates be formatted in ISO8601 format (e.g. 2020-05-28T02:54:09+10:00)

An video demonstrating how to prepare and import a CSV file for matches can be found here.

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