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Fulford and Tean footballer Matt Forrester badly hurt at match and airlifted to hospital

By Cheadle Post and Times  |  Posted: January 22, 2014

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Uttoxeter & District Sunday Football League

A FOOTBALLER was airlifted to hospital after being seriously hurt during a match at Draycott on Sunday morning.

Fulford & Tean captain Matt Forrester suffered a double fracture of the left leg 20 minutes into his team's fixture against Uttoxeter Dominoes.

The air ambulance landed on an adjoining pitch, at Draycott Old Road, to convey the 23-year-old central defender to the major trauma unit at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.

After consulting both teams, the referee took the decision to abandon the match.

Fulford are currently third in the Second Division of the Uttoxeter & District Sunday League, two points adrift of leaders Little Stoke.

Little Stoke's fixture at Cheadle Town was one of a number that fell victim to the weather.

Simon Nagington scored a hat-trick in Stone Town's 7-1 demolition of Alton Castle. Dave Harper, Nathan Mills, Jon Beech and Josh Wood completed the scoring, while Rob Lovatt replied.

Tom Harvey netted for Robin Hood and Warren Thompson for Sudbury Park in a 1-1 draw in the division's only other surviving fixture.

Division One leaders Tean Albion ran out comfortable 4-0 winners away to Abbots Bromley. Ryan Griffin grabbed a hat-trick and Steve Parker got the other goal.

Tean have now recorded nine consecutive wins and are six points clear of nearest challengers Uttoxeter Town.

Uttoxeter have a game in hand over the pacesetters after their home clash with Fulford was postponed.

Cheadle Cricket Club came away from Three Tuns with a 6-1 victory, while Draycott Potter won a thrilling encounter at Cheadle Town End 4-3.

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