Geelong’s thrilling round-one AFLW victory over Richmond will stand regardless of the league conceding the match-winning free kick was taken by the fallacious participant.
Georgie Prespakis kicked the successful aim within the last minute for Geelong towards RichmondThe AFL says the deciding shot ought to have been taken by Chloe Scheer as a substituteThe Cats head west to play Fremantle in spherical two
Georgie Prespakis maintained her composure to transform a long-range set shot with lower than a minute left on the clock at Kardinia Park on Sunday.
The aim settled a low-scoring slog, with the Cats prevailing 2.3 (15) to 1.5 (11).
The AFL on Monday declared the preliminary free kick was appropriately paid towards Tigers midfielder Monique Conti for a harmful sort out on Prespakis.
The choice to award it downfield was additionally appropriate, as Prespakis had acquired a handpass away earlier than being swung to the bottom.
However Chloe Scheer was the closest participant to the place the ball landed and will have been given possession.
The AFL conceded the officiating umpires made an error in giving the ball again to Prespakis.
“The choice to pay a free kick for a harmful sort out and for it to be awarded downfield was appropriate, with umpire coaches ticking it off on account of extreme rotation,” the league stated in a press release.
“An error was made in awarding the free kick to Georgie Prespakis.
“It ought to have gone to the closest participant the place the ball landed.”
Prespakis’s aim gave Geelong an ideal begin to the brand new marketing campaign beneath second-season coach Dan Lowther.
The Cats journey to tackle Fremantle in spherical two, whereas Richmond host reigning premiers Adelaide on the Swinburne Centre.