Steven Pattison: Carlisle United director runs line in FA Youth Cup

Brunton Park
The match was taking place at Carlisle's Brunton Park

Carlisle United director and co-owner Steven Pattison acted as a stand-in official in their 1-0 FA Youth Cup second-round win over Doncaster Rovers.

A linesman replaced injured referee Rebecca Welch after 50 minutes and with no other official present, qualified referee Pattison, 60, ran the line.

Carl Taylor's penalty gave Carlisle victory 10 minutes into extra-time.

Doncaster thought they had levelled two minutes from time but Pattison's raised flag ruled the goal out for offside.

"I've never seen it before. It's a bit strange at our level," Carlisle youth team coach Alan Moore told BBC Radio Cumbria.

Doncaster Rovers Academy on Twitter
The official Twitter account for Doncaster Rovers academy described the disallowed goal as "chaos"....

"We're pleased that somebody was there to step in and let us complete the game. For the lads to have to come back again wouldn't have been fair."

The match had originally been in jeopardy after the River Petteril, near Brunton Park, burst its banks, covering the playing surface on Monday, but the flood water was pumped away in time.

Carlisle will now host Preston in the third round.

Doncaster Rovers Academy on Twitter
....before the game ended in a 1-0 win for Carlisle after extra-time

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