Belfast Telegraph

GAME OFF: BetMcLean League Cup semi-final between Ballymena and Cliftonville postponed despite passing afternoon inspection

By Gareth Hanna

The BetMcLean League Cup semi-final between Ballymena United and Cliftonville will not go ahead on Tuesday night.

Earlier, the club had announced the match would go ahead as planned after a pitch inspection at 2.30pm.

Although not the appointed referee for the match, Evan Boyce was the official who passed the pitch fit for play.

However, the semi-final's designated match official Keith Kennedy called off the fixture on arrival at the Ballymena Showgrounds in a decision announced by the home club at 5.51pm.

Details of the rearranged fixture are expected on Wednesday.

The match had already twice been postponed due to inclement weather. The game was originally scheduled for December 12 and then rearranged for January 16 but freezing conditions twice put the fixture back.

In the other semi-final, which was also twice postponed, Dungannon shocked Crusaders in extra-time last Tuesday evening.

Meanwhile, Newry City are set to host Glenavon in the Mid-Ulster Cup final tonight while Glentoran welcome Ballinamallard, Carrick play Crusaders and Warrenpoint face Linfield in the Danske Bank Premiership.

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