Due to serious injury to Witton keeper Josh Tyler-Williams
In trying to save Maasai Dearlove's 2nd half goal Josh sustained injury to his lower body requiring very lengthy treatment.
In such distressing circumstances then this match was abandoned.
I'm sure I speak for everyone in hoping that Josh recovers fully.
An eye witness version of events is shown below, as posted on the Witton Albion Unofficial Forum
WITTON ALBION: Josh Tyler-Williams, Callum Barnes, Stefan Sorensen, Callum Parkinson, Ollie Griffith, Kyle Hill, Ethan Harding, Stan Tatters, Owen Wynne, Cameron Birkett, Jordan Coles.
SUBS: James Maddocks, Lucas Bowley, Grant-Wilkinson.
MATLOCK TOWN: Pierrepont, Grant, Aston, Marshall, Rawson, Hill, Mtimbusya, Wood, Whitehead, Dearlove, Smith.
SUBS: Haugues-Stirk, McDonald, Jackson.
"Thatched tavern" posted:-
"A really good game, but it was marred by an injury to Josh, our keeper. After 30mins, he went up for a cross, but over stretched, and came down in a heap on the floor. He stayed down, with an obvious bad injury to his back. After some treatment, he soldiered on to complete the 1st half, but did not take any more goal kicks.
When Matlock scored he overstretched in an attempt to save it, but he didn't get up again. It was reported that he had lost all feeling from the waist down, and an ambulance was called. He lay on the ground for at least another 30mins waiting for the ambulance, and when I left, the officials were discussing whether or not to abandon the game. I hope he recovers.!!!"