Eastbourne Borough were denied a late FA Cup winner after Gary Hart’s 90th minute strike was ruled out for offside.
Hart looked to have timed his run to perfection as he latched on to a late throughball and toe poked the ball beyond Farnborough goalkeeper Kevin Scriven and into the empty net.
The goal would have earned Borough a place in the next round against Ebbsfleet, banked the £4,500 FA Cup prize money and prevented tonight’s replay in Farnborough .
Borough are said to have reviewed video evidence on Monday which is believed to have shown that Hart was clearly onside when the throughball was played.
To make matters worse the linesman responsible for the decision was originally in the crowd to watch the game as a Borough fan .
He is a qualified referee and responded to a Tannoy announcement calling for a qualified referee to replace the original linesman who picked up an injury.