Belfast Telegraph

League is lashed by Storm El

Three games abandoned amid safety fears in 90mph winds

By Adam McKendry

Storm Eleanor dealt a powerful blow to the Danske Bank Premiership last night with all three games abandoned due to safety fears in the battering winds and driving rain.

Gusts up to 90mph halted games at The Oval, Solitude and Bangor Fuels Arena where a stand was damaged.

Glentoran manager Gary Haveron said his club's game against Warrenpoint should never have gone ahead. It was abandoned at half time with the score 0-0.

Cliftonville and Ballymena United were level at 1-1 when their game was called off at half time. Ards and Glenavon started thier second half at Bangor with the Lurgan side 2-0 ahead.

But six minutes into the second period, the decision was made by ref Lee Tavinder to take the players off after fans had been evacuated from a storm damaged stand.

The deadlocked games look set to be replayed but the League will decide the outcome in the next few days.

Belfast Telegraph

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