Glenafton Athletic are facing a nervous wait to see if they are awarded three points after their match with Blantyre Victoria had to be abandoned last night, May 18.

The New Cumnock side were 2-0 up in the unusual West of Scotland Premiership match, when the referee was left with no choice but to halt proceedings.

This was due to their opponents having below the minimum number of players required to complete the match.

Blantyre started the game with only seven players - the lowest amount a team can field and complete a fixture.

However, after one player for the away side had to leave the Loch Park pitch injured, this left them with only SIX players.

The match official was left with no choice but to abandon the match, with a decision on whether the Glens are awarded the three points now in the hands of the West of Scotland Football League panel today (May 19).

One disgruntled Glenafton fan branded the situation "disgraceful" on Blantyre's part, adding: "Glenafton should be awarded the game and the three points, any other outcome would show this new league as a farce."

Three points would take Glenafton out of the league's bottom six places, and guaranteed relegation from the Premier division, and confirm Rutherglen Glencairn's demotion.

It would also mean one point from their last match, away to Cumbernauld on May 23, would take them outwith the bottom seven, meaning regardless of league champions Darvel's play-off result, they could not be relegated.

Yesterday's opponents Blantyre already know their fate, having had their relegation confirmed a few weeks ago.

Monday's opposition Cumbernauld also already know they will be playing their football in the new division one next season.

Blantyre are yet to comment on the situation on their social media platforms, having not posted on Twitter since a live update from their own match on Monday, May 16.

How exactly the South Lanarkshire side only had seven players to field is unclear.

Though this may be due to injuries, many sources have said that several players were unavailable due to attending Seville, for the Rangers vs Eintracht Frankfurt Europa League final last night, May 18.