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Perth Glory's Fábio Ferreira runs into the net and breaks the goalpost during 4-1 win at Central Coast Mariners, leading to a 45-minute delay while it was rebuilt
(Image: Twitter/Soccer AM)

VIDEO: Goal has to be rebuilt at Central Coast Mariners after player falls into the net

Causes 45-minute delay.

https://twitter.com/SoccerAM/status/1080508990155620352

A set of goalposts had to be rebuilt after a player fell into the net and broke it during Central Coast Mariners v Perth Glory, causing a 45-minute delay.

Portuguese midfielder Fábio Ferreira headed home in the ninth minute of the Australian A-League fixture at the Central Coast Stadium on New Year’s Eve.

https://twitter.com/CoreyBarr93/status/1079654269920276488

Not only was it ruled out for offside, but Ferreira’s momentum carried him into the net with such force that it snapped the left-hand upright.

The players had to be withdrawn from the pitch while a team of staff set about fixing the post in order that the match could continue.

If you missed the Mariners game last night, I cut together this very high quality summary #CCMvPER #ALeague pic.twitter.com/6RG9yLwwt1

— Dr. Thomas Grealy (@Thomas_Grealy) December 31, 2018

It was eventually mended, allowing the game to restart with visitors Perth Glory already 1-0 up thanks to an early goal from former Republic of Ireland striker Andy Keogh.

Wouldn't it be ironic if this gets…. Post… Poned… #CCMvPER

— Anthony Vescio (@vesh88) December 31, 2018

Ferreira doubled their advantage soon after the game eventually got back underway and he added a third before half-time.

Jordan Murray pulled one back for the home side in the second period but Keogh bagged another in stoppage time to ensure a 4-1 win for Perth.

“Yeah I’m looking at it now. Completely fallen over, post’s broken. Yeah I dunno aye.” #CCMvPER pic.twitter.com/SjPo1QCgxj

— Destruction In The Box (@DITBPod) December 31, 2018