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Buxton match abandoned due to serious injury

Buxton saw their Pitching In NPL Premier Division game at Warrington Town abandoned on Tuesday night.

With the Bucks leading 1-0 thanks to James Hurst's goal and in control of the game, Warrington's Scott Brown suffered a badly broken leg in a tackle just before half-time.

With a wait of what would eventually be nearly an hour for an ambulance and with Brown unable to be removed from the pitch, the players retreated to the changing rooms before the referee abandoned the match just before 9pm.

Brown, 35, on loan from Harrogate Town, was taken to hospital where he was found to have broken his tibia and fibia, with surgery set to take place today.

Warrington boss Paul Carden told the Warrington Guardian: "I spoke with Browny this morning.

"He’s had a tibia and fibula break and he’s having an operation today, which is good.

"It’s a clean break which is slightly better if there’s no complications but obviously, he’s going to be out for a long while.

"He’s a good lad and has a good way about him in that he’s very spirited."