FOOTBALL: Carrick Rangers to contest IFA charge

Carrick Rangers boss Gary Haveron.
Carrick Rangers boss Gary Haveron.

Carrick Rangers have confirmed they will contest a charge relating to manager Gary Haveron which could result in the club being relegated from the Danske Bank Premiership.

Carrick are in the dock over a breach of Article 23.1 of the IFA Disciplinary Code .

The charge relates to Haveron’s presence on the touchline during the club’s victory against Dungannon Swifts on April 23.

It has emerged that Haveron should have been serving a ban for that game.

The sanction for such an offence is a minimum fine of £350 and forfeiture of the match on a 3-0 scoreline.

That would also see Carrick deducted three points which would leave them bottom of the Premiership and automatically relegated.

The would mean Warrenpoint Town would be forced into a promotion/relegation play-off with Institute, with Ballinamallard United promoted to 10th spot and ensured their top-flight status for next season.

Carrick confirmed their appeal on Saturday, and said they would make a further statement following legal guidance.