The AFL has confirmed that all matches for the rest of the season will have goal-line cameras.
The league came under scrutiny last night after Christian Petracca’s matchwinning goal was unable to be reviewed using goal-line cameras because they were not installed in the one-off game in Alice Springs.
St Kilda defender Dougall Howard was adamant that he got a touch on the ball before it crossed the line and the decision was sent to the AFL’s ARC for confirmation.
However, without adequate camera angles to review the decision, the goal umpires original goal stood and Petracca was paid the goal.
“If we can’t get the technology to a point where you can’t make accurate calls, it’s better off not having it,” Goodwin told reporters.
“I think it was there designed for the real obvious ones, but when you’re trying to pick up touched ones from a fair way out or right on the goal line, you need the technology there at every venue.”