Player 'suffers cardiac arrest' at FA Youth Cup match as paramedics battle to revive him and game abandoned

A FA Youth Cup match had to be called off tonight after a player suffered a “cardiac arrest” on the pitch.

Fans were asked to leave the match between West Bridgford FC Colts and Boston United after the horror incident.

The game was taking place at Regatta Way, home to the Colts, in Gamston, Nottinghamshire.

Witnesses have claimed that the player was given “multiple” shocks from a defibrillator, but remained unresponsive.

They also claimed that three ambulance crews and paramedics remain at the scene as they battle to save the youngster.

Dozens of fans have sent the young footballer well wishes online after the game was postponed.

The game kicked off at 7.45pm, but was abandoned after the medical incident.

Posting online Boston United said: "Tonight’s #FAYouthCup fixture between West Bridgford and the Pilgrims has been abandoned."

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. The game has of course been abandoned and we’ve been asked to leave.”

Another added: "Seeing heartbreaking news that a FA Cup youth game has had to be suspended due to a player having a Cardiac arrest on the pitch.

"Praying he is ok and pulls through."

The Sun has contacted East Midlands Ambulance Service for a comment.

Boston United's first team plays in, the National League North, while West Bridgford Colts participate in the United Counties League.

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