FA Youth Cup game abandoned as player 'suffers cardiac arrest'

FA Youth Cup game is abandoned as player ‘suffers cardiac arrest’ on the pitch with three ambulance crews battling to revive him and fans sent away from the ground

  • The match between West Bridgford FC Colts and Boston United abandoned as player ‘suffers cardiac arrest’ on the pitch according to eyewitnesses
  • Fans are sent away from the stands at Regatta Way in Gamston, Nottinghamshire

An FA Youth Cup match has tonight been abandoned after a player suffered a ‘cardiac arrest’ on the pitch.

Fans have been asked to leave the stands after the match between West Bridgford Colts and Boston United was abandoned on Thursday evening.

The game was being held at Regatta Way Sports Ground, the home stadium of the West Bridgford Colts in Gamston, Nottinghamshire.

Three ambulances are reportedly at the scene as the emergency services battle to  revive him.

Eyewitnesses reported a player remaining unresponsive after receiving ‘multiple’ shocks from a defibrillator.

The FA Youth Cup match between Boston United and West Bridgford Colts was postponed after a player suffered a ‘cardiac arrest’ on the pitch

Fans were asked to leave the stands at Regatta Way Sports Ground, the home stadium of the West Bridgford Colts in Gamston, Nottinghamshire

The match, between Boston United and West Bridgford Colts, was due to kick off at 7.45pm.  

Three ambulance crews and paramedics remain at the scene as they battle to save the youngster’s life. 

Boston United tweeted: ‘Tonight’s FAYouthCup fixture between West Bridgford and the Pilgrims has been abandoned.’

Hundreds of fans quickly took to social media to wish the young footballer well as paramedics battle to save his life.

Boston United tweeted: ‘Tonight’s fixture between West Bridgford and the Pilgrims has been abandoned’

Eyewitnesses reported a player remaining unresponsive after receiving ‘multiple’ shocks from a defibrillator

Hundreds of fans quickly took to social media to wish the young footballer well as paramedics battle to save his life

Freelance football reporter Chris Williams tweeted: ‘Hug your loved ones, I’m at a FA Youth Cup game this evening where a young player has suffered a SCA.

‘Four shocks and still unresponsive, three ambulances on site.’ 

East Midlands Ambulance Service has been contacted for comment. 

Boston United play league matches in the sixth tier of English football pyramid, the National League North, while West Bridgford Colts participate in the United Counties League.

This is a developing story, more information to follow as we get it. 

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