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    Default Kick At Goal - Ball Over Top Of Post

    Could someone clarify and cite me the law that dictates if the goal is awarded when a kick taken for points goes directly over the top of the goal post. Is the goal awarded or not?

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    Default Re: Kick At Goal - Ball Over Top Of Post

    i would assume not as if the post was extended it would hit it and (probably) bounce out. You can;t second guess whether it might bounce inside the post...

    happy to be told otherwise

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    Default Re: Kick At Goal - Ball Over Top Of Post

    The definition for scoring a goal says "between the posts"
    I cannot see anything in the laws that deals with the ball passing over the posts, but I believe the posts mark the edge of the goal.
    There is no upper limit to the height the ball can be to score, but I believe the it needs to clearly pass inside them.

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    Default Re: Kick At Goal - Ball Over Top Of Post

    Agree with #2 and #3.

    In the early days it was known as a "poster" and did not count. I don't know of any modern statement on this, but I don't see why it would have changed - anything else would just lead to more uncertainty.
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    Thank heavens chopper doesn't post here any more!
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    Default Re: Kick At Goal - Ball Over Top Of Post

    I coulda sworn over the post was law, I must have had in TJ course.

    Right now, I can even find that the has to go over the cross bar.

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    Default Re: Kick At Goal - Ball Over Top Of Post

    Quote Originally Posted by Not Kurt Weaver View Post
    I coulda sworn over the post was law, I must have had in TJ course.

    Right now, I can even find that the has to go over the cross bar.
    It's in the Definitions
    Goal: A player scores a goal by kicking the ball over an opponents’ crossbar and between the goal posts from the field of play, by a place kick or drop-kick. A goal cannot be scored from a kick-off, drop-out or free kick.

    Ignore WR's misplaced apostrophe
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    Default Re: Kick At Goal - Ball Over Top Of Post

    Thanks for the input. I wasn't sure on this one and just encountered it this weekend while ARing. I kept the flag down but the official ruled in favor otherwise. If anyone finds any documentation or citation to support a ruling on this it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Kick At Goal - Ball Over Top Of Post

    It's right there in the Law.. The ball has to go between the posts. Over the top is not between
    I doubt the referee in your case had a different view of the Law, I expect he just had a different view of the flight of the ball

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    Default Re: Kick At Goal - Ball Over Top Of Post

    Quote Originally Posted by jdeagro View Post
    I kept the flag down but the official ruled in favor otherwise.
    what did the other AR do?
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