Carrick Rangers have been charged with an eligibility breach which threatens the club’s Irish Premiership status.
The club has been given four days to respond to the Irish FA charge, relating to the failure to implement manager Gary Haveron’s touchline ban.
If implemented, the decision would render Ballinamallard’s first leg promotion-relegation play-off victory over Institute invalid.
Portadown must attend a further hearing over the registration of Peter McMahon.
Following a player registration sub-committee’s investigation into player payment irregularities in April, the IFA’s disciplinary committee has asked the Ports to attend another hearing.
Carrick Rangers are in the dock over a breach of Article 23.1 of the IFA Disciplinary Code over Gary Haveron’s presence within the technical area during their victory against Dungannon Swifts on 23 April 2016.
The sanction is a minimum fine of £350 and forfeiture of the match on a 3-0 scoreline.
If Carrick are stripped of the three points, they could be automatically relegated, putting Warrenpoint into the play-off and Ballinamallard would be safe.