A LATE own goal in the Ukrainian second division is so bad, it has prompted fears of match-fixing.
With the score at 0-0 between Obolon’-Brovar and Bukovyna and just three minutes remaining, the hosts took the lead in the most bizarre circumstances.
Lax defending down the right allowed the attacker to reach the box.
His effort was saved by the Bukovyna goalkeeper and landed at the feet of Igor Boychuk.
The defender had time to turn and clear — however, he just placed the ball in the bottom corner.
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Perhaps Boychuk panicked, and tried to kick the ball out of play for a corner.
But it still appears a strange decision.
The own goal was so bad, it has even sparked speculation of match-fixing.
Boychuk looked distraught at the late goal which cost his side two points — but it is certainly questionable.
With six games remaining, Bukovyna are just two points above the relegation play-off places and the result could prove costly.
Obolon’-Brovar moved up to tenth with the victory are now effectively safe.