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Reserves result stands

THE result of the BFL reserve grade clash between Drysdale and Geelong Amateur will stand despite calls from the Hawks for the result to be reversed.

Saturday’s match ended in a draw. However, Drysdale claimed it should have won the match, believing the field umpire incorrectly called the ball “dead” when the goal umpire signalled a shot at goal after the siren had been touched before crossing the goal line.

The Hawks provided both photographic and video evidence to support their claim.

“After a request from Drysdale FNC to investigate the final result, AFL Barwon is comfortable the correct processes were followed by the officiating umpires in making their decision,” the local governing body said in a statement.

“Furthermore, there is no ruling in the AFL Barwon by-laws that allows a change of the final
result of a match once it has been signed off by the umpires.

“The match result will stand as a draw at 88-apiece.

“We now see the matter as closed.”

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