Are your goals the legal size?

LOCAL SOCCER: Are games in Ipswich being played with small goals?Having dog-walked in a number of local parks it is surprising how many crossbars can be touched without lifting the feet off the ground.

By Elvin King

LOCAL SOCCER

ARE games in Ipswich being played with small goals?

Having dog-walked in a number of local parks it is surprising how many crossbars can be touched without lifting the feet off the ground.

They should be eight foot high – and incidently eight yards wide – but are they all legal?

There have been a number of games in East Anglia over the past month not played because the height of the goal posts have not been sufficient.

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Where a game has not been played referees have submitted reports and the Football Association invited comment from match officials who preceded and sanctioned play at those grounds.

Some referees are set to be punished for kicking-off without checking.

Referees' officer of the FA, Joe Guest has made a special request to remind clubs of the requirements of the laws and their responsibilities.

It is the responsibility of clubs to ensure that the playing surface, field markings and goals conform to the laws. And for match officials to make sure they do.

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