The outcome of Saturday’s match between Melbourne and St Kilda could’ve been completely different if there had been goal-line cameras installed at Traeger Park in Alice Springs.

The Dees’ three-point defeat of the Saints came with a controversial score review in the last quarter.

Melbourne’s Christian Petracca produced a remarkable snap midway through the final quarter which bounced through the goals.

The goal umpire made a soft call of a goal despite protests from St Kilda defender Dougal Howard, who was adamant he touched the ball before it crossed the line.

The incident was referred to a score review and replays were inconclusive, so the initial call of a goal stood.


The AFL has now committed to install goal-line cameras at all venues for the rest of the season.

West Coast’s Jeremy McGovern joined Botica’s Bunch on Monday and chimed in over the incident.

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