Medical emergency halts Dagenham & Redbridge’s FA Cup tie against Salford City as medics treat an affected fan before the hosts fall in a 1-0 loss
- Dagenham & Redbridge FA Cup tie with Salford City temporarily halted
- The players alerted medical staff to an emergency in the stands Monday night.
- An injured supporter was shot down after he was reportedly attacked.
- Referee David Rock resumed play after several minutes with 10 additions.
Dagenham & Redbridge’s FA Cup tie with Salford City was temporarily suspended due to a medical emergency in the crowd on Monday.
When the hosts pushed for the tie in the 88th minute of the game, fans began to call for medical attention.
Players alerted medical staff to the problem in the stands and referee David Rock stopped the game for several minutes.
Dagenham & Redbridge’s FA Cup draw with Salford City was temporarily suspended due to a medical emergency after fans alerted players and referee David Rock (right).
Medical personnel raced across the field to the stands to help the injured fan who was ultimately brought down on a stretcher after suffering a seizure, according to ITV commentator Sam Matterface via the Daily star.
The players were guided into the tunnel while the ventilator was treated by paramedics and doctors.
Play resumed shortly after with 10 minutes of injury time added to the end of 90 minutes.
The injured fan was shot down after medics rushed into the stands.
Dagenham posted after the game: “The follower in question is in stable condition after suffering a seizure, and once again we would like to thank the Crowd Doctor and the paramedics for their quick response.”
Salford stated via his social media page: “Fantastic response from players and staff to overcome and assist, our best wishes for a full and speedy recovery for the fan.”
League Two Salford, who belongs to Manchester United’s class of ’92, were the favorites heading into the clash and led from the early stages against their National League opponents.
Jordan Turnbull’s goal in the third minute was enough to secure Salford’s victory and they will host Chesterfield in the next round.
Both Dagenham and Salford expressed their best wishes for the fans after the game.