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7th tier match abandoned due to serious injury – fans dismayed by ambulance wait time

The 7th tier match between Chesham and Merthyr was abandoned due to serious injury – with fans dismayed by the ambulance wait time.

The referee called time on the game just 19 minutes in after Chesham midfielder Jake Peck cried out in agony after a 50-50 challenge with Merthyr’s Tom Handley just outside the the host’s area.

A call went out to ring for an ambulance, but after it had still not arrived 45 minutes later, the referee had little choice but to call the game off.

It’s then claimed then it finally turned up at the ground nearly 2 hours later, with Peck said to have suffered a badly broken leg.

In the few minutes of play, Chesham made the stronger start, making it hard work for the Merthyr defence.

There was a chance for The Martyrs in the 13th minute as Ricardo Rees was able to break away and played a ball across the 6 yard box, Lewis Powell was inches away from getting on the end of it.

Chesham’s Hippolyte-Patrick was also brought down on the edge of the area. Joseph’s effort took a few deflections which took the pace off and the keeper gathered the ball easily.

A few minutes later, there was the break in play here after a serious injury to a Chesham United player.

Players were sent back into the changing rooms as medics treated the injured former Luton youngster Jake Peck, who only recently scored a goal of the season contender. See more on that HERE.

Following the serious injury, the referee has abandoned the game after 19 minutes played due to long wait ahead for the ambulance. Decision made around 40 minutes after the incident happened.

It wasn’t until 7:26pm that Chesham notified their followers online that Peck was taken to hospital.

They wrote: “Unfortunately today’s game was abandoned due to a serious injury sustained by Jake Peck.

“Jake is now on his way to hospital and everyone at Chesham United wishes Jake all the best and a speedy recovery”

Merthyr Town also sent their best wishes. An update on the player’s condition is yet to be revealed. Here’s hoping he’s resting well and has the speediest of recoveries.

Fans have their reaction to the 7th tier match being abandoned due to serious injury with some fans dismayed by the ambulance wait time…

@dontbuthesun8: Dreadful thing to happen with to a player . Hope ambulance arrives soon

@gtfc1967: Fingers crossed speedy recovery

@ant16rst: Sounds bad, hope he recovers well 🤞

@princebluegaz: Hope it’s not to serious

@adam_sims10: Two ish hours on, player still out on the pitch waiting for an ambulance, what do you make of that @theresecoffey @DHSCgovuk?

@AllanGr06660947: Not good, but I’m not surprised. Ambulance service very poor these days.

@KitAid: Wishing Jake a speedy recovery. Shocking he had to wait so long for an ambulance.

@AndrewM90148630: The NHS is broken innit, fingers crossed he’ll be ok..

@bluebirdroy: Hope he make a quick recovery

@foreverayellow: shame to hear just how long the player had to wait for an ambulance to turn up, unfortunately the way it is atm, you see it on all these hospital 999 shows on tv just how tough it is to attend accidents and emergencies. wishing jake all the best, would be gutted to see his career falter because of this

@davies250395: Hope everything is ok 🤞

@mattmartyr: Hope it’s not too serious and speedy recovery to the @cheshamutdfc player involved 🙏

@macky_034: Best wishes to the player and hope for a speedy recovery.

@GolazzoEvans: Terrible news thoughts to the lad never good to see happen at any level.

@carlharb: Speedy recovery.

@Michael_Fogg: Hopefully he recovers and it’s not career-ending. My thoughts with him!

@mcilwaine71: All the best Jake it was an horrid injury. Speedy recovery

@Stevo005: Oh dear, hope the player is ok

@muggins_77: Hope the lad is ok and makes a full recovery, sounds horrible, also the opposition player, hope he is getting support, will be tough mentally for him.

@LeighWales: Hope he is ok and has a quick as possible recovery

@TonyGil48542924: Hope the lads ok

@themightystrat: Hope he is ok and on his way to hospital now as it looked very nasty

@HM12410915: Get well soon 🙏🏾

@markwingnut: Best wishes from us all @ Merthyr Town

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