Late this afternoon Glenavon was advised that the IFA Disciplinary Committee had charged the club with a breach of Article 22.1 (ineligibility through suspension) of the IFA Disciplinary Code. As a result the club has been fined £350 and must forfeit the league game against Portadown by the scoreline of 3-0.

The Board of Directors is extremely disappointed that the Committee chose to take this course of action without seeking Glenavon’s observations on the matter. This seems contrary to the principles of natural justice.

The charge will be discussed at our monthly Board meeting tomorrow evening and a decision taken then on appropriate further action. No further statement will be issued in the interim.