I was reffing a boys high school soccer game. Home team player dribbled into the box and before the defender could challenge he got a shot off on net that was saved by the keeper. Half a second after releasing the shot the defender slid in with a tackle and both players ended up on the ground. No-call on the field and play continued.
I am confident in the decision as it is a play I have been a part of (as a player and a ref) hundreds of times. The player got the shot on frame off and the slide tackle in my mind was an attempt to play the ball. It was a harder tackle but not reckless in my view. No call, no PK.
The home team coach made such a stink about it though so I thought I would pose the question here.