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Newry City and Glentoran game postponed after officials involved in 'serious traffic accident'

Sat, Dec 22 2018

Credit: NIFL

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.”