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Soccer agate question

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by bigpern23, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure I know the answer to this, but I've seen it reported differently, so I figured I'd check with the masses.

    If a player scores an own goal, how is it listed in the box score?

    I believe it's listed as "Team A (own goal)" or some such variation, but I've seen it done like hockey, where the player closest to the ball or the last player to touch it from the "scoring" team is credited. That sounds incorrect to me.

    What do you all do?
  2. Matt1735

    Matt1735 Well-Known Member

    It's soccer. Enough said.
  3. Boomer7

    Boomer7 Active Member

    Just list it as "own goal" in the agate. The hockey rule (last player on the scoring team to touch the puck gets credit) does not apply in soccer. In the pro ranks, the stat sheet will list the name of the player who put the ball in his own net, but there's no benefit to doing that at the prep level.
  4. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Here's how our box score would look.


    Beardsly Prep 1 0 - 1
    Podunk 2 1 - 3

    Goals - Wilberforce (BP); Williams, Stephens, own goal (P). etc....
  5. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    I think I know what Pern is talking about, because I was at the game in question.
    In this case, it wasn't really an own goal, merely a kicked ball that deflected off a defensive player. An own goal implies a defender tried to clear or pass the ball to his keeper, then booted it in.
  6. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Different game, Rhody. Player headed the ball into his own goal.
  7. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    I (along with soccer readers) like to write a soccer box like a football box.


    Beardsly Prep 1 0 - 1
    Podunk 2 1 - 3
    First Half
    Pod -- Williams (assist), 3:45.
    BP -- Wilberforce (unassisted), 18:20.
    Pod -- Stephens (Smith), 37:21.
    Second Half
    Pod -- Podunk (own goal), 55:01.

    Goalkeepers -- Podunk, Jones (6 saves); Beardsly Prep, Osborne (3 saves). ...
  8. BertoltBrecht

    BertoltBrecht Member

    Those Beardsly Prep chaps are a bunch of plonkers.
  9. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member


    I doubt you would need to put Podunk twice there.
  10. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    We like this format:

    Podunk, Preppyville

    Po (1-12-2) 0 1 -- 1
    Pr (12-1-1) 1 1 -- 2
    Scoring -- 1 Pr, Doc (BBAM) 12:35; 2 Po, IJAG (Pastor) 46:12; 3 Pr, Flash (Chickie) 77:45.
    Shots on goal -- Po 4, Pr 5; Corner kicks -- Po 3, Pr 2; Fouls -- Po 23, Pr 27; Offside -- Po 1, Pr 1; Saves -- Po 3, Pr 3.
    Goalkeepers -- Po, Rhody; Pr, BBAM.
  11. KP

    KP Active Member

    FIFA's match report from the USA-Brazil semifinal...
  12. Cansportschick

    Cansportschick Active Member

    I have always seen it as the player's name with own goal in brackets.
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