OK, I will try and describe the scene and situation. This is a ladies game of the lower divisions. The home team is 2 - 1 up. It is club umpires, so here I go. The controlling umpire has given the two minute signal to the other umpire, 30 seconds has gone, he awards a penalty corner for foot in the 'D'. Just after awarding the hit, he then blows full time, home team captain questions him politely, refuses to ask questions. Penalty corner is injected but has not left the circle, play continues, a shot at goal, keeper saves, the ball goes under the keeper, but it is still playable, both a defender and an attacker get the ball, then the controlling umpire awards a penalty stroke. Now, the players from the home side argue with the umpire, but they are instructed from a senior member of the club committee to leave it, let the game go on. Just before the stroke is taken, the controlling umpire turns towards the sideline and asks for some advice off a senior, and I mean senior umpire who gives some advice to the umpire. No one at the game can hear this advice and still don't know what was said. Penalty stroke is taken and the away side score. Well you can imagine that it is not a good scene for hockey, but the umpire leaves quickly, without shaking hands with his colleague or either team but does sign the match sheet and makes sure the score is written in. Now for the question, 1. At what point did the game end. 2. can a penalty stroke be awarded for an offence in the 'D' from a short corner if the ball has not left the circle. 3. What would you expect the Home side to do if you were them. I know the answers, and I have checked them with many people, but I would like to hear from others, to get a fair opinion.