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Watch: Nobody Has A Clue Why This St. Pat's Goal Was Disallowed

Watch: Nobody Has A Clue Why This St. Pat's Goal Was Disallowed

St. Patrick's Athletic traveled to the newly refurbished Brandywell this evening to take on Derry City and found themselves on the wrong end of a somewhat contentious, but very confusing, decision from referee Rob Harvey.

Having gone 1-0 behind to a wonderful goal from Derry's Aaron McEneff, the former Aston Villa man Kevin Toner will undoubtedly be disappointed with his attempted clearance beforehand.

Rallying well though, St. Pat's created three good chances to equalise in the space of a manner of seconds.

Leading to a corner, Liam Buckley's side were certain they had equalised when Jake Keegan bundled the ball across the line. Alas, Harvey disallowed it.

Prompting a flurry of passionate complaints from the St. Pat's players, the free out was awarded and the game continued on.

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With both George Hamilton and Brian Kerr on commentary left torn between whether the goal had been disallowed for an offside, or a potential high-foot from Keegan.

Kerr rightly pointed out that the linesman had not raised his flag, perhaps ruling out the question of offside.

Either way, it has prompted much debate among those watching; and a lot of flak for the referee's decision.

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In their half-time analysis of the incident, both Johnny McDonnell and Peter Hutton could find no reason for Harvey's decision either.

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