And Michael - comparisons with fans' earnings are not what I meant. When I said "relatively" I was relating the salaries paid to non league players with league players' rewards. Those league boys have longer contracts and on average I think you can expect >50% differential between non league and league 2 wages. For a career that might end between premature retirement through injury (with no pension) and 30 plus years (with no pension) I would say pittance is the right word for the remuneraton of a non league player. As for what people get paid who sit here or there - I reckon I could save the country a few bob given the chance to review the packages they are on.
Interesting comment by Ben on the H&W equaliser. Law 12 states: A goalkeeper is considered to be in control of the ball when: 1. The ball is between the hands or between the hand and any surface (e.g. ground or own body) or by touching it with any part of the hands or arms etc.
I thought Luke had his hand on top of the ball after the save, though not totally sure. I know it, fortunately, makes no difference to the 3 points.
After watching the highlights, it certainly looked as if Luke had 2 hands on the ball, and also like he took a knock too, now, call me cynical, but there was a lot of "off the ball" incidents, and it seemed H&W were determined to get as many of our players booked if not sent off.