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Update given on Anthony Malbon who collapsed mid-game with Kidsgrove v Avro abandoned

An update has been given on Anthony Malbon who collapsed mid-game with Kidsgrove v Avro subsequently being abandoned on Saturday.

The Northern Premier League West Division fixture had been paused on the 83rd minute with the scoreline goalless, and a decision was made to take the players off.

Kidsgrove Athletic FC said: “The match has been delayed as urgent medical attention is needed on the pitch.

“The game here at Kidsgrove was abandoned in the 81st minute at 0-0 due to a medical emergency.

“We will update you all when we get more information.

“We would like to thank @AvroFC for their support and understanding this afternoon, see you again soon.

“Following this afternoon’s on pitch collapse of Anthony Malbon we have been informed he is conscious and talking.

“We would once again thank everyone for their concern and support. I’m sure you will join with us in wishing Malbiniho a full and speedy recovery.”

Avro FC tweeted: “83’ The players are leaving the field due to a medical issue. We will update when we have more information. Kidsgrove 0-0 Avro


“Everyone at Avro would like to send their best wishes to the @OfficialKAFC player who took ill during todays fixture and wish them a very speedy recovery 💙

Anthony Malbon, 32, himself took to Twitter to reassure fans: “Would just like to thank everyone at @AvroFC for today! I can’t explain how greatful I am. And to everyone at @OfficialKAFC as well! I’ve had seizure on the pitch and got to get myself sorted! Will reply to everyone’s messages when I can but I’m overwhelmed with them all 💙💙”

Kidsgrove Athletic
1 Kieran Harrison
2 Jack Bromfield
3 Kyle Stubbs
4 Ernest Ofosu
5 Harvey Washington
6 Lewis Bergin
7 Mason Fawns
8 Jimmy Garlick
9 Aaron Bott
10 Joe Woolley
11 Nathan Morley
12 Harry Walker
14 Kieran Brown
15 Anthony Malbon
16 Ross Davidson
17 Lewis Holdham

1 Grant Shenton
2 Aarron Grewal
3 David Fitzpatrick
4 Matthew Crothers
5 James Dwyer
6 Geffry Ebhote
7 Jake Cottrell
8 Ethan Kershaw
9 Kyle Hawley
10 Louis Potts
11 Muis Bibire Bello
12 Alex Knight
14 Jack Anderton
15 Deane Smalley
16 Jack Donlan
17 Max Harrop

45′ Jack Anderton replaced Muis Bibire Bello
63′ Ross Davidson replaced Ernest Ofosu
66′ Max Harrop replaced Aarron Grewal
70′ Anthony Malbon replaced Kyle Stubbs
70′ Kieran Brown replaced Aaron Bott

Twitter users sent their support as an update is given on Anthony Malbon who collapsed mid-game with Kidsgrove v Avro being abandoned…

@Heather170278: So glad you are ok. Take your time to recover football can wait your health is more important, your girlfriend and little girl are more important also. Hope to see you soon whatever way it may be #UTG 💙

@stanjkcables: Wishing you a speedy recovery Anthony .

@JBould2008: Get well soon malbs 💙

@MikeWard2911: Horrible to read that this happened but good news he’s on the mend. Get well soon from a @BelperTownFC fan who enjoyed an afternoon at your place a few seasons back.

@AgainstLeague3: Awful situation but glad to hear there’s some positive news. Watched him tear my team apart with Kidderminster a few times.

@Hadouken2772: Rebounding like a boss 💪🏻

@st4lky: Sorry to see this. Hope you’re ok and back on the pitch soon

@valiantchicken: Get well soon big lad 👊🏻🖤🤍

@MiddyRed68: Glad to hear it mate, wishing you back on the pitch very soon 🙌🏻

@swoolly1970: Get well soon malbs

@Matthew57468646: So glad your ok mate and thank god for everyone that helped you yesterday get ya self sorted and bsck out take care of your self 💪🏼🤝⚽️❤️

@bluemugge: Hope you’re soon back feeling 💯 per cent 👍

@chris_marcella_: Hope to see you on the pitch soon buddy, Top bloke always up for a laugh when you come Shawbridge. 🔵⚪️

@gdrury71: Get right malbs health is the main thing mate.

@michael221082: Malb our guy kidsgrove through and through UTG 💙💙

@samcufc79: Love you mate. Take it steady. Hopefully see you soon xx

@Slappo101: Hope that’s not as serious as it sounds mate, health comes first and hope you recover 👍

@dogphaal: This is all you have to do for me your safe you have come across a problem you’ll sort it out. To read this Topman means the world to me take care my friend ❤️

@percy217: Get well soon Malbs, we all love you mate.

@GazMozz62: Great to hear that you are ok Malbs, concentrate on a full recovery back to good health. Big thanks to the Physio’s at @OfficialKAFC and @AvroFC 👏👏 and anyone else involved in looking after you yesterday.

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