Fremantle’s strong finish to their match against Gold Coast might have saved the AFL from a major time-keeping embarrassment.
The league is investigating an apparent blunder on Saturday at Metricon Stadium where the time clock stopped for 39 seconds in the last term after play had resumed.
Fremantle kicked three of the last four goals to win by seven points, with Tendai Mzungu soccering through the last goal of the match with only one second left.
AFL media manager Patrick Keane said their football department would review the printout of the timekeeping log on Monday.
“We’ll marry that up with the vision of the game,” he said.
The league will most likely release a statement on Monday afternoon about what happened.
It appears that with seven minutes and 55 seconds left in the match, the time clock failed to re-start.
The Suns’ Campbell Brown had just goalled to put his team up by five points and the clock seemed to temporarily stop immediately after the next centre bounce.
Fremantle kicked three of the next four goals to win the match.
Gold Coast’s Harley Bennell goalled with two minutes and 29 seconds left to reduce their deficit to one point and that was the margin with 39 seconds left.