Ballinamallard United 0 Glenavon 0
Referee Mervyn Smyth abandoned Monday night’s Irish Cup game between Ballinamallard and Glenavon after 32 minutes when torrential downpours saturated the Ferney Park surface.
Smyth said he was left with no choice give the conditions.
“In the conditions there it was quite clear that the ground became unplayable,” he explained.
“We inspected the ground before the game and were happy to proceed, but when the game started the rain came on heavily and was persistent and reached a point where the safety of the players became paramount.
“Quite clearly with surface water lying we took the decision to abandon the game.”
Although the home side started brighter, Glenavon missed a penalty when McCaul’s spot kick crashed back off the post following a foul.
Ballinamallard United: McCusker, Crilly, Stafford, Kee, McCartney, Feeney, McManus, Campbell, Martin, Leckey, Crawford. Subs: Cashel, Currie, Edgar, Hill, Elliott
Glenavon: McGrath, Neill, Murphy, Lindsay, Rainey, McGrory, Marshall, McCabe, Martyn, McCaul, Mulvenna. Subs: Hamilton, Bates, Kilmartin, Patton, McKeown
Referee: Mervyn Smyth