Air ambulance lands at Matlock Town FC after supporter collapsed

Football supporters and staff at Matlock Town FC helped a man who collapsed shortly before the kick-off at the Gladiators' home match against Workington AFC.

Sunday, 22nd January 2017, 4:37 pm
Updated Sunday, 22nd January 2017, 4:42 pm
Matlock Town FC

An air ambulance had to be called before landing on the pitch at the Causeway Lane ground on Saturday afternoon, January 21, because of a medical incident.

Reports have stated that a Gladiators’ fan had been taken ill and needed medical attention and was taken to hospital.

According to tweets from Workington AFC, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation were administered to the collapsed man.

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Matlock Town FC and fans have also tweeted thanks and praise to everyone involved for the way the situation was handled.

The kick-off was delayed for 45 minutes before the match got underway at 3.45pm with Matlock losing 2-1.