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Question Number: 27039

Kicks From The Penalty mark 11/26/2012

RE: NJCAA College

Mr. Warford of Titusville, Florida United States asks...

This question is a follow up to question 23331

In a recent semi-final game that resulted in a tie after two 10 minute overtime periods, a penalty shootout took place. During the first set of 5 kicks for each team, one player ran all the way to the ball, pulled her leg back and then started with her leg forward but stopped immediately before kicking the ball and did not kick the ball. After some discussion between the refs, she was issued a yellow card, then allowed to start over with her kick. Was this the correct procedure to follow in a penalty shoot-out?

Answer provided by Referee Joe McHugh

Hi Mr Warford
The question, I believe, was asked previously on the site. see #27014
The referee made the correct decision to allow the penalty kick to be taken.

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Answer provided by Referee Jason Wright

Interesting to note that 2 different questions, which appear to be referring to the same incident, offer different descriptions of what happened! Makes for a great demonstration of some of the problems we face on the field

As Ref McHugh states, the restart must still go ahead even if misconduct occurs prior to the restart.

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