Post by Roy of the Rovers on Apr 24, 2022 22:21:41 GMT
I see that history sort of repeated itself for East Stirling on Friday. Their Lowland League Cup match v Caledonian Braves ended 1-1 and went to extra-time which didn’t produce any additional goals.
Shire won the penalty shootout to reach the semi-final. Only problem was the ref had an out of date copy of the cup rules and extra-time wasn’t supposed to be played. Under the circumstances the lowland league reached the obvious and only sensible decision to let the result stand.
Older Rovers fans will remember the league cup match at Cliftonhill in the 1979-80 season which saw Rovers and Shire draw 0-0 with the first leg having been drawn 1-1 at Firs Park. On this occasion the ref didn’t play extra-time and Shire won 9-8 on penalties.
The ref said he’d been told on the phone by the SFA that no e-t was to be played and IIRC another ref said he’d been told the same thing but his game was settled in the 90 mins.
Rovers appealed and the game was replayed with Rovers winning 4-1 this time.
Post by Roy of the Rovers on Apr 25, 2022 13:03:24 GMT
It seems doubtful that the authorities would have allowed the result to stand even if old Tommy hadn't complained. It was the first penalty shootout I saw as far as I can remember anyway and then again it didn't count.
They could not have allowed the result to stand as other drawn matches in that cup went to extra time. Thus, there was really no debate about it: the rules were clear enough to other referees and, one presumes, the Scottish League.