Goal umpire Simon Plumridge reflected on his moment between the sticks, as his soft call of a goal to Dan Houston was deemed correct.
Simon was in the thick of the intense action at the Essendon v. Port Adelaide match at the MCG in Round 16, when Houston’s kick from outside the 50-metre arc sailed across the goal line, and Simon was swarmed on the goal line by players vying for the football, as he looked to take up a good spot to judge the goal.
Read this article on the Fox Sports website to know Simon’s reaction, as he tried to judge whether the football was touched before it crossed the line, but the “very hectic” situation on the line made it difficult.
Featured image – Players are seen on the goal line after a kick for goal by Dan Houston of the Power after the siren during the 2023 AFL Round 16 match between the Essendon Bombers and the Port Adelaide Power at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos)