WARRINGTON Town’s game against Buxton was abandoned late in the first half after midfielder Scott Brown suffered a serious injury.
The Yellows were trailing 1-0 in the 39th minute when Brown went down in the centre circle, and the signals from team mates immediately highlighted the seriousness of the situation.
An ambulance was called, with both sides returning to the changing rooms, but after half an hour with no sign, the referee decided to abandon the match.
Brown was still lay in the centre circle, with a suspected broken ankle, covered with coats and blankets, for nearly an hour and a half until the ambulance arrived and he was taken to hospital.
Remarkably, the last meeting between the two sides was also abandoned – back in February, when the Yellows were 1-0 up away at Buxton before snow put paid to proceedings.
As for the game itself, Buxton were well worth their goal lead – James Hurst heading home from Diego de Girolamo’s corner in the 36th minute.
The Bucks could have scored four in the opening 15 minutes, hitting the underside of the bar through James Walshaw and then a low drive by Hurst came back off the face of the post.
Charlie Albinson and Mark Roberts also made last-ditch contributions to keep the game goalless, until Buxton’s pressure finally told.
All that paled into insignificance once the seriousness of Brown’s injury became clear – the midfielder had only returned to the line-up this evening following a three-match ban.
The Yellows are next in action on Saturday at home to Lancaster City in the FA Trophy.