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Time-on: AFL investigates time-keeping blunder

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Chris Mayne, Tendai Mzungu and Garrick Ibbotson of the Dockers celebrate a goal.

Chris Mayne, Tendai Mzungu and Garrick Ibbotson of the Dockers celebrate a goal. Photo: Getty Images

The AFL is investigating an apparent time-keeping blunder during last night's tight match between Gold Coast and Fremantle.

Fremantle won the match by seven points, with Dockers utility Tendai Mzungu kicking a goal one second before the final siren.

It appears that with seven minutes and 55 seconds left in the match, the time clock failed to re-start for 39 seconds.

At that point the Suns' Campbell Brown had just kicked a goal to put his team up by five points, but the clock seemed to temporarily stop immediately after the next centre bounce.

Fremantle kicked three of the next four goals to win the match.

Gold Coast's Harley Bennell kicked a goal with two minutes and 29 seconds left to reduce his side's deficit to one point and that was the margin with 39 seconds left.

AAP

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