Newry City and Glentoran game postponed after officials involved in 'serious traffic accident'Sat, Dec 22 2018
Friday night’s Irish Premiership fixture between Newry City and Glentoran was postponed after the officials were involved in a ‘serious traffic accident’ on the way to the ground.
The sole Friday night fixture in Northern Ireland’s top tier was scheduled for a 7.45pm kick-off but was called off after a collision on the Warrenpoint Road in Newry.
All four officials were travelling in one car that was involved in a crash with another vehicle, and the NIFL confirmed the game would be postponed before 7pm.
"The match has been called off and will be rearranged and announced in due course," a NIFL spokesperson said.
"Our thoughts are with the four match officials travelling to the match tonight and we would wish them a speedy recovery.
"We are behind them and they have the support of the football family that is the Northern Ireland Football League."
Glentoran added their best wishes in a statement: "We extend our best wishes and hope they will be fit and able to celebrate a happy Christmas at home with their families.”