Warrenpoint Town have enquired to the NI Football League requesting clarification on Carrick Rangers win at Dungannon Swifts last month, where Carrick boss Gary Haveron reportedly breached his touchline suspension.

Point have also put together a legal team in regards to the punishment handed out to Portadown for making undisclosed payments to striker Gary Twigg - with the belief that the Mid Ulster club should have been deducted points.

The Irish FA will also assess the outstanding case of Ports winger Peter McMahon's status, which was referred to the player registrations sub-committee. That could lead to further action against the Shamrock Park side.

Carrick won their game at Dungannon and the punishment for breaching such a ban is an automatic 3-0 loss.

The complexity of the situation means that Warrenpoint could yet be reprieved of automatic relegation with Carrick Rangers taking their place - but there remains a possibility that Portadown could once again be dragged into the mire.

This could also mean that Ballinamallard are reprieved from their promotion/relegation play-off with Institute - the Mallards won the first leg 2-1 at Drumahoe.

Warrenpoint were relegated in stoppage time of the final day of the season after conceding a hugely controversial penalty to Dungannon Swifts.