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Match sees eventual goal disallowed after dog stops ball from crossing the line

Non league match sees eventual goal disallowed after dog runs onto pitch and hilariously stops the ball from crossing the goal line.

An rather unique moment happened on Wednesday evening when Vale of Leven Amateurs took on Ferguslie Star AFC at Alexandria’s Argyll Park in a sectional tie in the Greater Glasgow Premier AFL’s FN Teamwear President’s League Cup.

The Vale side came out victorious winning by three goals to two against the Paisley based team, but not without the help of a four legged friend.

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With Ferguslie Star winning 2-1, one of their attackers slid a shot past the Vale keeper for what looked like his team’s third goal, which would have surely seen out the game.

However, before the ball went into the back of the net, a nearby dog legged it onto the pitch and walked onto the goal line, a shot came in, hit the dog, the ball stayed out and the pet scurried away back towards the fans again.

The certain goal was disallowed by the referee as the International Football Association Board Law 9.1 states that if a ball touches an “outside agent” then the referee must halt the game for a drop ball.

What was rather disappointing for Ferguslie Star is that their opponents Vale of Leven went on to win the match 3-2.

The clip has since gone viral on social media, with over a hundred thousands views showing the hilarious incident play out.

As the non league match sees an eventual goal disallowed after the dog stops the ball from crossing the line, fans gave their reaction on it all…

@dougsRFC: Looks a classic amateur ref situation where it’s obviously a goal. But no no it would of had have been about him and make the decision not to give it. How can you not give that? Even after it hit the dog it still goes in after.

@michaelod1888: The laws of the game state that the ref โ€˜mustโ€™ stop the game if thereโ€™s outside interference and restart with a dropped ball so although harsh it was the correct call.

@hitower1984: ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ outstanding save

@Lewisr5572: Professional level donโ€™t give the goal but this is sunday league and the ref must use common sense and give the goalโ€ฆ

@ecampbell1872: Had the pleasure of seeing that live ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

@andrewnaismith1: Thatโ€™s a joke was a fair goal

@johnb72_: Can he play on Sunday?

@Coatbridge_FA: Great defending ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

@duncsteele: Alan Ruff in goal for Albion Rover?

@united_boy2002: Red card for the player who hit the dog, surely? ๐Ÿ‘€

@JimBaxter31: I think the defender claiming offside when the boy who took the shot started his run 15 yards inside. his own half was even funnier

@pagreen65: How can the ref not give a goal, it was in if not for the dogs interception

@atewari3: Sign him up @dundeeunitedfc ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜

@StennyFan: Striker’s fault really, he should’ve hit the ball into the woof of the net!! I’ll get my coat.

@DamonW44: Would the dog like to sign for Celtic and replace Barkas?

@MarkNesbitt1888: BARKas with the save

@FraserMD10: @RangersFC get him in

@rockymass: Barker appears to be a better โ€˜keeper than Barkas.

@LeighamMacleod: This is tremendous btw.

@xMonkeyyBoyy: Absolutely outrageous save to his bottom left, someone sign that dog up.

@noelearly: The ref needs to get a corner… I remember this scenario from the referee course I once did.

@broony_10: ref calls it by the letter of the law, great call not awarding the goal as ball never crossed the line. hats of to the ref in what was a tough game to referee

@Sykesybabes: Better than Karius

@JamesWood501: Probably get into Scotlands squad

@Tahas_Takes: Could’ve been worse, could’ve been a Dani Rojas moment

@Makkah81: Iโ€™d be fuming the goal should stand for me

@chrissyfago5: Why would the goal not count? If not the initial shot the rebound was prodded home?

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