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Question Number: 20940

Law 5 - The Referee 3/8/2009

RE: High School

Matt of Lawrenceville, Georgia USA asks...

After a goal is scored what should a referee do?

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Answer provided by Referee Chuck Fleischer

1. Check the lead assistant for agreement.

2. Stop the clock.

3. Check trail assistant.

4. If necessary, tend to excessive celebration.

5. If necessary, tend to a pulling contest for the ball.

6. Count players on each side.

7. Make a note of which side scored, the time and who.

8. Check the scorer/timer to see if either side will substitute. Remember substitutes may enter without being beckoned by you AND any substitute who has checked in with the scorer/timer MUST enter the match.

9. Count players, check assistants and scorer/timer. Here is when an assistant may insist you do not restart!

10. Restart play.


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