Week 5 Answers

A player is taking 6 metres for his run up for a penalty kick. After 3 metres he stops his run and then starts again for the last 3 metres. He scores from the penalty kick but the goalkeeper is furious. He says that the feint in the run distracted him and the goal should be disallowed. Do you agree?

Feinting during the run up to take a penalty kick to confuse opponents is permitted so the goalkeeper is wrong here and you must award a goal.

A defender raging against your penalty decision, responds to you blowing your whistle for the kick to be taken by running in and blasting the ball into the net. Everyone is startled. What do you do?

As tempted as you might be to award the goal, a penalty has to be taken by a previously identified member of the attacking team. So caution the defender for his act of dissent, try to calm him down and issue him with a firm warning about his future conduct. Have the ball returned to the spot, and the penalty taken in the usual way.

A team is winning 6 - 0 but they have just conceded a last minute penalty. The goalkeeper decides to show boat and says he wants to attempt a save with his back to the kicker so he cant see the ball. Do you permit this?

No. The goalkeeper must face the kicker on a penalty kick