FA Youth Cup match abandoned after player suffers cardiac arrest during match

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An FA Youth Cup fixture between West Bridgford and Boston United has been abandoned after a player reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest during the match.

Spectators in attendance at Regatta Way, the home stadium of non-league outfit West Bridgford Colts, have been asked to leave the stands after officials brought the game to an abrupt end on Thursday night.

Reports from eyewitnesses at the game in Gamston, Nottinghamshire, indicate that the player was remaining unresponsive after receiving several shocks from a defibrillator.

Three ambulance crews and paramedics were quickly called to the scene and have since been attempting to resuscitate the player.

Fans have taken to social media to send prayers for the unnamed youngster.

Journalist Chris Williams, who was in attendance at the match, wrote on Twitter: "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."

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