Was it a goal?

That's what everyone was asking during the U9 game between Newbuildings and Clooney SS on Day 1 of the Foyle Cup on Monday.

Trailing 1-0, Clooney were awarded a free kick within shooting distance of goal and Ethan stepped up to try his luck. He drilled the ball past the wall, past the Newbuildings goalkeeper and into the bottom corner, sparking celebrations amongst his team mates and the watching parents.

But was it a goal?

Referee Arleen Campbell thought so at first but quickly changed her mind, insisting that the ball had went through the side-netting.

It was a pivotal moment in the match as Newbuildings went on to win 2-0.

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