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Non league cup tie abandoned after just 12 minutes with air ambulance on pitch

A non league cup tie in Buckinghamshire had to be abandoned after just 12 minutes with the air ambulance helicopter landing on the pitch.

Risborough Rangers hosted Long Crendon in the Gladwish Challenge Trophy, but a serious injury to James Shrimpton called time on the game.

The tie, which had originally been rearranged, was paused on 12 minutes with Shrimpton, who plays for London Crendon, suffered a ‘serious ankle injury’.

Due to the seriousness of the injury, and the wait for the emergency services to get to the ground and then the time it takes to safely get the player off the pitch, the match was stopped for around 45 minutes, before the referee decided to call off the game an hour after kick off.

Long Crendon said after the game: “Match abandoned vs Risborough after a serious ankle injury to James Shrimpton. Thanks to those from both sides and from Thames Valley Air Ambulance for making him as comfortable as possible before his transfer to hospital. We all wish Shrimps the speediest of recoveries 💚”

There is currently no update as to the player’s condition, however he’ll no doubt still need to be assessed and monitored.

The winner of this game will go on to face Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division outfit Ardley United, who had beaten Flackwell Heath 1-0 at the beggining of this month.

Fans, players and staff gave their reaction with the non league cup tie abandoned after just 12 minutes with an Air Ambulance on the pitch…

@andohockley: Sorry to hear about Shrimps wishing him a quick recovery 🙏

@CatlingCarl: ❤️ get well soon

@Wilson2Annie: Wishing him a speedy recovery

@andyhird5: Sorry to hear Shrimps, speedy recovery mate x

@West_8: Hope he has a speedy recovery 🙌

@BSturgess8: 🙏🏻 all was ok when we left and wish him a speedy recovery 😢

@LukeyyH: Get well soon mate!

@NBGTwriter: Hope he makes a good recovery.

@Fivestarfishbar: Thoughts with the player and his @longcrendonfc teammates. Wishing a speedy recovery

@mattbartlett75: Sending best wishes to the player involved 🙏

@ThatHadleyChick: Sending best wishes to the player, hope he is OK 🙏

@WycombeComanche: I hope he’s ok

@Shazzastreets: Fingers crossed 🤞🏻 nothing to serious 🙏🏻

@Dayr_Tdd: Oh god wtf 😳 hope guy ok

Aaron Foster: right measure were taken, dont rush back James, will be better in time lad

Paul Hastings: wishing James all the best in his recovery

Ian Henshaw: Glad to correct procedures were taken to give this lad all the help and care that was needed

Roy Harper: got my fingers crossed for James

Ryan Teagan: I imagine after an injury like that he’ll be out for a good while, wish him the best, he’ll be back on the field ready to go again next season i hope, crendon got themselves a cracking player there as they’ve seen through his performances so far

It costs the Thomas Valley Air Ambulance £3,750 to send their helicopter on each mission.

They are an independent charity and receive no government or national lottery funding, relying solely on donations from generous supporters like you.

You donate by clicking HERE to help keep them flying, saving lives and helping the injured get to A&E rapidly across the likes of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.

Speed is imperative for survival with major trauma incidents, and they can be anywhere within those areas within 15 minutes. From their base at RAF Benson in South Oxfordshire, the helicopter can quickly be tasked to incidents across the Thames Valley.

They also use four Critical Car Response vehicles where Doctors and Paramedics can be dispatched to areas where it may be more difficult for a helicopter to reach quickly, such as built up towns and cities.

They have one helicopter and four critical care response vehicles, enabling us to reach ill and injured people, wherever and whenever we are needed. All our vehicles are fitted with the same advanced medical equipment.

What can your cash do to help?

£10 – Could buy a blast dressing to treat amputations and burns.

£25 – Could buy a catastrophic arrest tourniquet to stop life-threatening bleeding.

£50 – Could buy a thermal blanket to keep a patient warm on the way to hospital.

£100 – Could buy a high-visibility jacket for a paramedic attending a night-time incident.

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