Video Assistant Referee (VAR) controversy in Saturday night’s A-League grand final, which saw Melbourne Victory’s winning goal come from an offside position, was the result of “lost footage”.

Melbourne Victory’s Kostas Barbarouses scored in the ninth minute, but replays show the heading assist from James Donachie came from an offside position.

Football Federation Australia (FFA) says the system was lost for 30 seconds in the lead-up to the Victory’s goal.

FFA chairman Steven Lowy says the footage “may have fallen off the back of the truck”.

Lowy says consumers of the sport “need not to be worried” though as the footage has “now been destroyed”.