Glenavon chairman Adrian Teer: We have "no desire" to appeal Carrick Rangers scoreline
Glenavon chairman Adrian Teer has confirmed that the Lurgan club has no desire or intention to appeal the scoreline of Saturday’s abandoned game with Carrick Rangers.
Carrick were leading 4-0 when referee Shane Andrews called a halt to proceedings following a serious injury to Rangers defender Lee McNulty in the 71st minute.
McNulty was transferred to hospital after receiving lengthy treatment on the pitch for a dislocated ankle and the game wasn’t restarted.
Carrick boss Stuart King said afterwards that he and his players were in agreement that the match at Mourneview Park should have been played to a finish.
The NI Football League stated on Saturday that the outcome of the fixture would be decided by its management committee.
However, in an official statement on Glenavon’s website on Monday morning, Mr Teer said the Mid Ulster club “has no desire to appeal the score of Saturday’s game against Carrick Rangers”.
He 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.”
McNulty made 10 appearances for Glenavon in the second half of last season before joining Carrick in the summer.
If Carrick are formally awarded the victory - and three points - by NIFL, they would climb above Glenavon and into the top six of the Danske Bank Premiership.