Hero Goalkeeper Saves Fan’s Life

A goalkeeper was the hero of the day when he saved the life of an opposition fan. Ben Scott, ‘keeper for Northern Premier League side Stocksbridge Park Steels and a staff nurse by trade, had just been sent off towards the end of their match at King’s Lynn Town for a dangerous tackle. As he was walking from the pitch, he was made aware of the predicament by a young lady who ran past him saying a man had died.

Mr Scott proceeded to follow the lady into the crowd and spotted the man, who was in his seventies. Noticing that the man’s heart was in an irregular rhythm, Scott and the St John’s ambulance used defibrillators to return the man’s heart to a normal beat. It was, as Mr Scott said, a fantastic bit of teamwork, and it definitely saved the fan’s life. In fact, it has been reported that the gentleman had actually died, and Scott and the SJA brought him back to life.

Scott’s quick thinking, along with the fantastic efforts of the St John’s volunteers, go to show that football is just a game at the end of the day, and puts things into perspective. Happily, the gentleman concerned survived and is back home.

The match, incidentally, ended in a 3-3 draw.

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About James Bartaby

Hey, I'm James and I'm relatively new to non-league football, having only taken in my first match in September 2011. Despite it being a 0-4 defeat for Hampton & Richmond Borough, I became a huge fan of the club and NL in general. So much so that they are now the first club that I mention when talking about which team I support! I just got massively disillusioned with top flight football in this country and the attitudes of the lawmakers and top clubs in general, and I wanted to start taking my son to see decent football. I am now the club's Deputy Press Officer, and loving every minute!

Posted on August 28, 2013, in UTL Archive and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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