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You-Call-It #30


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You are in the very late stages of a hotly contested tied match when a cynical tactical foul by a tired #2 red player on the #17 blue player occurs top defensive blue third on a fast break out by blue. Blue #17 does a little roll and pops up chasing after the loose ball rolling forward into the midline area. Although the foul is cautionable , the referee decides it looks like a promising attacking opportunity and he signals Play On! Advantage using the thrusting arms out as he too is now chasing the attack. Many players are very tired at this point so they are strung out all over the field as this last gasp attack tries to end the deadlock. Rather than pass the ball to the blue #19 player ahead of him on the right. Blue 17 passes the ball across the field to a streaking onside blue #11 in the left corner, who then crosses it inside the center of Red Penalty area to an onside blue player #14 who poorly heads this ball high up in the air towards the right side outer top edge of the PA. The red keeper was rushing out to get to the cross but now changes direction on the high header off to his right and thinks to get to it ahead of the original #17 blue player who is onside. At the time of the header by #14 blue ,#19 blue was slightly offside positioned because the keeper rushing out was one of the opponents who was keeping him onside had passed him prior to the header.
Now the red keeper has decided to try and punch the ball out and away from the #17 blue player waiting for the ball to come down at the far right side of the PA corner. He jumps up, fisting the ball away and collides into blue 17, knocking him over, the ball appears possibly to be outside the PA , it is very very close, you are unsure, the ball caroms off towards the right corner flag to be collected by our offside blue player #19 who promptly crosses the ball to an onside blue player #11 for a tap in goal. The AR is standing at the corner flag looking a bit stunned but has the flag up. Put it all together its your call!
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