Belfast Telegraph

Monday 20 October 2014

Limavady ready to mount legal appeal

The office bearers in the North West Union are meeting with their solicitor today before announcing any decision on the scheduled Senior League One play-off between Limavady and Strabane.

The game, due to take place at Eglinton on Saturday, was postponed late on Friday night because of a legal intervention.

The Limavady club presented a solicitor’s letter to the Union following their decision on Thursday night, ordering the game to go ahead.

Limavady believe that Strabane’s game against Glendermott last week was completed in contravention of League rules.

The 20/20 game, which Strabane won to move level with Limavady at the top of the table, ended on September 4, three nights after it was due to start. Limavady’s game against Fox Lodge, also scheduled for the same midweek, was declared a ‘no result’ after two nights.

After taking advice from their legal team, the union’s management committee will meet and make a statement, probably on Wednesday or Thursday.

Limavady and Strabane finished the regular season with identical records of 14 wins, three defeats and one no result, hence the need for a play-off.

The Roesiders, however, are insisting that Strabane should have two ‘no results’ and they are the champions, with or without a play-off.

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