Football match postponed after medical emergency in crowd

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A League One match between Bolton Wanderers and Cheltenham Town has been postponed following a medical emergency in the crowd.

The game at the Toughsheet Community Stadium was halted after 29 minutes in the first half after a fan fell ill in the stand.

Home club Bolton said in a statement a supporter in the East Stand suffered a suspected cardiac arrest.

Referee Sunny Singh Gill took the players off the pitch shortly after 3.30pm as medical staff went to help the supporter and the match was officially abandoned 30 minutes later.

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Medical staff attend to a medical emergency in the stands

Bolton said in a statement: “The man was treated by medical staff and paramedics at the scene, while the two teams were taken off the pitch.

“Following sustained attempts to revive the patient, he was taken to the first aid room at the stadium and the match was abandoned shortly after 4pm.

“The supporter was subsequently taken to hospital and the thoughts of everyone at Bolton Wanderers are with him and his family.

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“An update on the supporter’s condition will follow.”

The club said details about a new date to play the postponed game and ticket refunds or arrangements for the new fixture will be released in due course.

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