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AFL statement on score review for Walters' goal against Pies

Walters wizardry earns lucky break as review bypassed Michael Walters is rewarded a goal for brilliant effort, but replays confirm it was touched

THE AFL wishes to advise the goal awarded to Fremantle player Michael Walters in the third quarter of the round 11 match between Collingwood and Fremantle at the MCG has been reviewed.

The score review officer reviewed the vision available at the time and based on this vision supported the umpire’s decision that a goal had been scored.

Due to technical reasons, the subsequent vision shown by the broadcaster was unavailable to the score review officer at the time of review.

The AFL acknowledges that based on the additional broadcast vision the ball was touched by Collingwood player Chris Mayne.

The AFL will continue to improve the score review process to ensure that all vision captured by the broadcaster is available to score review officers at the time of the review.