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Unfortunately, Cultural Affairs is dropping the ball.
A howling error by Rushden goalkeeper Scott Shearer completed the scoring as he attempted to catch a corner from Ryan Williams, but only succeeded in dropping the ball into his own net with seven minutes left.
The substitute would be cautioned and play restarted by dropping the ball on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the ball was located when play was stopped.