Carrick’s 4-0 win over Glenavon to stand

The NI Football League has confirmed the result of Saturday’s Danske Bank Premiership tie between Glenavon and Carrick Rangers will stand as a 4-0 victory to the east Antrim side.

Monday, 13th September 2021, 1:06 pm
Updated Monday, 13th September 2021, 2:26 pm

The Taylors Avenue outfit were leading 4-0 before play was stopped after Carrick defender Lee McNulty sustained a dislocated ankle.

The match at Mournewivew Park was abandoned with 19 minutes remaining on the clock.

Rangers wanted to complete the game, however, Glenavon decided that they did not want to play the remaining minutes, so referee Shane Andrews abandoned the game.

Mourneview Park. (Pic Google).

The Northern Ireland Football League has confirmed the outcome of the tie will be decided upon “at the earliest availability”.

Confirming the result is to stand, a Northern Ireland Football League spokesperson said: “Following a review of relevant reports and observations in relation to the abandonment of the Glenavon v Carrick Rangers match on Saturday, September 11, the NI Football League can confirm the result will stand as a 4-0 victory to Carrick Rangers.

“This decision was made under Rule 26 (b) of the NIFL Premiership Rules & Regulations 2021/22.”

Earlier today (Monday), Glenavon Chairman Adrian Teer, said: “I spoke to my opposite number at Carrick Rangers, Peter Clarke, after the abandonment of the game.

“I made it clear to him that there was no prospect of Glenavon appealing to have the game replayed or have the outstanding 19 minutes of the match played.

“Once again, on behalf of all of us at Glenavon Football Club, I’d like to express our best wishes to Lee and wish him a speedy recovery.”

Lurgan Blues boss Gary Hamilton, who signed McNulty for Glenavon last season, said the player was “main concern” after the match.

“I had Lee at our club last year and he’s a top lad. I thought he was the best player on the pitch today,” he told BBC Sport.

“Credit to Carrick but my main concern is for Lee.”

Carrick boss Stuart King said: “It is up to the authorities now to sort it out but if we have to come back and play on we will.”

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