Forest Green Ladies were forced to abandon their match away at Downend Flyers women when a home player suffered a serious knee injury.
The two teams had played just over half an hour at Lockleaze Sports Centre with the score being one-nil to Rovers when the player cried out in pain and went down just off the pitch while clutching her knee.
There was immediate concern from players and coaches from both teams as it seemed an innocuous incident.
After a quick assessment by the on-site first aiders and the midfielders clear distress it was decided that an ambulance should be called out.
It was at this point where the referee decided that if the situation wasn’t resolved within 30 minutes he would call the match off.
Over 45 minutes later, with the ambulance yet to arrive, the referee made his decision. The ambulance got to the scene about and hour after the incident before two paramedics tended to the player. After conducting their own assessment the paramedics helped the player up before transporting her to the ambulance to be taken to the hospital.
Park Life Sport has today made contact with the club who confirmed that the player had suffered a tweaked meniscus and is on crutches. It was certainly unfortunate for the player involved and everyone at Park Life wishes the her a speedy recovery.
As previously mentioned, Forest Green were in the lead when the game was halted. Youngster Kacie Anderson headed home straight from a corner after a minute played. The match was an entertaining one with both teams looking like they could score at any moment.
Unfortunately for FGR they will be forced to replay the entire match and Anderson’s goal will not count.
As of this moment there is no information as to when this replay might happen.