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Thursday, 18 April 2019

AFL admits to goal review howler in Pies win


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The AFL has admitted there were two score review howlers in Collingwood's big win over Brisbane at the Gabba.

The Pies' 62-point victory on Thursday night wouldn't have been quite as comprehensive if two goals awarded to Nathan Buckley's side had been correctly adjudged points.

The first mistake was made in the first quarter when Brody Mihocek's bouncing shot on goal was cleared despite vision showing the ball had brushed the padding on the goal post.

"The goal awarded to Mihocek ... should have been overturned to a behind by the score review," the AFL tweeted from its official account on Good Friday.

https://twitter.com/AFL_House/status/1119050712371978240?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

"The available vision and technology showed the ball brushing the goal post padding."

The blunder helped the Pies to a 27-point lead at quarter-time.

The second mistake involved the last goal of the game, which came with under two minutes left.

Josh Thomas' long-range shot appeared to be touched on the line by Oscar McInerney, but was cleared for six points.

https://twitter.com/AFL_House/status/1119051076030754816?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

"The score review from the fourth quarter ... that awarded Collingwood a goal, was an incorrect decision," the AFL tweeted.

"There was insufficient evidence beyond a reasonable doubt to overturn the goal umpire's call of a behind."

The decisions to admit to the score review errors come after the botched goal-line decisions were labelled as a "disgrace" by AFL legend Garry Lyon on Fox Footy.

"You don’t need (goal line technology) the Edge, we saw it with our eyeballs," he said.

"They say that every goal is reviewed. I’ll cut umpires slack every day of the week for making a mistake in the general play, but that is disgraceful."

- With AAP

The AFL has admitted there were two score review howlers in Collingwood's big win over Brisbane at the Gabba.

The Pies' 62-point victory on Thursday night wouldn't have been quite as comprehensive if two goals awarded to Nathan Buckley's side had been correctly adjudged points.

The first mistake was made in the first quarter when Brody Mihocek's bouncing shot on goal was cleared despite vision showing the ball had brushed the padding on the goal post.

"The goal awarded to Mihocek ... should have been overturned to a behind by the score review," the AFL tweeted from its official account on Good Friday.

https://twitter.com/AFL_House/status/1119050712371978240?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

"The available vision and technology showed the ball brushing the goal post padding."

The blunder helped the Pies to a 27-point lead at quarter-time.

The second mistake involved the last goal of the game, which came with under two minutes left.

Josh Thomas' long-range shot appeared to be touched on the line by Oscar McInerney, but was cleared for six points.

https://twitter.com/AFL_House/status/1119051076030754816?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

"The score review from the fourth quarter ... that awarded Collingwood a goal, was an incorrect decision," the AFL tweeted.

"There was insufficient evidence beyond a reasonable doubt to overturn the goal umpire's call of a behind."

The decisions to admit to the score review errors come after the botched goal-line decisions were labelled as a "disgrace" by AFL legend Garry Lyon on Fox Footy.

"You don’t need (goal line technology) the Edge, we saw it with our eyeballs," he said.

"They say that every goal is reviewed. I’ll cut umpires slack every day of the week for making a mistake in the general play, but that is disgraceful."

- With AAP

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