CHERRIES’ board of directors will reportedly meet this week to discuss the possibility of pursuing a compensation claim against Hawk-Eye.

The goal-line technology system failed in Aston Villa’s match with Sheffield United on June 17.

Had it worked, Sheffield United would have been awarded a goal after Aston Villa goalkeeper Orjan Nyland carried the ball over the line.

Instead the goal wasn’t given and the game ended as a 0-0 draw.

If it was given, and if results stayed exactly the same until the end of the season, Cherries would have stayed up on goals scored.

Hawk-Eye apologised for the error after match.

A statement said: “During the first half of Aston Villa vs Sheffield United match at Villa Park, there was a goal-line incident where the ball was carried over the line.

“The match officials did not receive a signal to the watch nor earpiece as per the Goal Decision System (GDS) protocol.

“The seven cameras located in the stands around the goal area were significantly occluded by the goalkeeper, defender, and goalpost.

“This level of occlusion has never been seen before in over 9,000 matches that the Hawk-Eye goal line technology system has been in operation.

“Hawk-Eye unreservedly apologises to the Premier League, Sheffield United, and everyone affected by this incident.”