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Blatant handball

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Saturday’s FA Trophy 3rd Round tie between Blyth Spartans and Droylsden played host to one of the most blatant examples of cheating in recent times – and the player in question got away with it. Spartans, in green and white, are attacking and send a looping header destined for the back of the net only for Droylsden’s #9 to pull off a spectacular diving save – queue outrage as Spartans’ players and fans scream "Handball!". Have you ever seen a more blatant (and successful) attempt at cheating? The game ended 2-2.

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