How does this happen? A footballer has fallen head first into the net and broke the goalposts in an A-League match, causing the game to be delayed for over 40 minutes.
The incident occurred during a game between Perth Glory and Central Coast Mariners (of Usain Bolt fame), which eventually ending 4-1 to Perth. That was not the main talking point from the match however.
After 10 minutes, Perth defender Thomas Mrcela headed the ball home, before falling into the net and braking the structure. To make matters worse, the goal was disallowed for offside. Take a look at the incident below:
A significant delay in the match would follow, as the officials and stadium personnel tried to resolve the issue. After 12 minutes of trying to mend the post, the players left the field of play.
Eventually, the game got back underway after almost 45 minutes.
Perth Glory were leading at the time of the incident, with Irishman Andy Keogh handing them the lead. Keogh has been at the Australian club since 2014 (although he did have an eight game spell in Thailand in 2015), and ended a five game scoreless run in this match.
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Amazingly Andy Keogh has 30 caps for Ireland, the last of which came in 2012.
Central Coast Mariners have become the whipping boys of the A-League this season, and have not won a game in 311 days. They could certainly do with some more firepower up front, and I hear there is a certain Jamaican speedster on the lookout for the club at the moment...