Western Bulldogs vs Carlton, Toby McLean

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AFL's scoring system was once again in focus and again for all the wrong reasons.

It happened during the second quarter of Western Bulldogs and Carlton clashes on Friday evening during the Etihad Stadium.

Bulldog midfielder Toby McLean pounced on a loose ball and after snapping the ball around his body, he looked sailing through the headstool to a goal.

When teammates hurried to celebrate another goal, the ball began to make it way back to the center of the ground for a center stop.

There was only one problem, it was not a goal.

As the recordings above, the kick off of McLean's boot clearly brushed the finger of an elaborate Matthew Wright.

Judges confusing decision not to send the points upstairs for review left many fans scratching their heads.

Unfortunately for Blues fans, under the Guidelines for Score reviews when the ball has been jumped, nothing can be done.

McLean's goal extended Bulldogs led to 10 points at the time before kicking away currently leading 8.9 (57) to 5.3 (33) halfway through third quarter.

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