Glens game off after officials in car crash - game on at Windsor as second faces third

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Daniel Kearns - hit Linfield's opening day winner at Mourneview.

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Friday night's scheduled Danske Bank Premiership fixture between Newry and Glentoran was postponed after the match officials were involved in a car crash near the ground. Here's Glens director Ian Clarke...


Statement re: Referee Incident Friday 21 December

The NI Football League can provide an update on the status of the match officials involved in Friday night’s postponed match.

Due to a road traffic incident involving the match officials who were travelling together to officiate Newry City v Glentoran at the Newry Showgrounds, the NI Football League took the decision to postpone the Danske Bank Premiership fixture.

Three of the match officials were taken to hospital and underwent tests, however we are pleased to advise that all individuals have subsequently were discharged and have returned home to their families.

Our thoughts are with all the match officials and we wish them a speedy recovery.


Top match on Saturday afternoon is the second v third clash at Windsor Park, Linfield against Glenavon. There's just one point between them.

The teams met at Mourneview on the opening day of the season with the Belfast Blues winning 1-0 - Daniel Kearns grabbed the goal against his old team. 

Glenavon have been inconsistent in recent weeks, but hit top form last Friday with a 4-0 thrashing of Coleraine. 

Andrew Mitchell struck twice ...

League leaders by two points Ballymena have basement club Ards at Warden Street.

The Sky Blues are aiming to set a club record of 17 games unbeaten. 

Coleraine manager Rodney McAree welcomes his old club Dungannon Swifts to Ballycastle Road.

The Swifts this week lost skipper Ryan Harpur to Ballymena, but boss Kris Lindsay says there's still plenty of talent at the club...

Cliftonville go to Institute aiming to clinch a second consecutive away win after last week's victory over Ards.

But Reds chief Barry Gray expects a tough test at the Brandywell...

In the other fixture, Crusaders host Warrenpoint Town. 

It was confirmed on Friday that 'Point keeper Aaron McCarey is moving to League of Ireland champions Dundalk next month. 

All the Saturday games start at 3pm.

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