Soham Town Rangers and Norwich United are both hoping Andy Eastaugh makes a quick recovery after their Ryman North match was abandoned within seconds of kicking off following a serious injury to the defender.

The former Wroxham defender and Planters skipper was rushed to the Adenbrookes Hospital after being involved in a clash of heads in the first minute of the bank holiday Monday match at Soham’s Julius Martin Lane.

Match officials abandoned the fixture with the score at 0-0 as medics treated the player on the pitch before the arrival of an ambulance.

“Due to the seriousness of the injury to @NorwichUtd Andy Eastaugh today’s game has been abandoned. The club sends their best wishes to Andy,” Soham posted on their Twitter page.

The popular Eastaugh played a key role in the Norfolk club’s march to the Eastern Counties League Premier Division title last season to win promotion to the Ryman League for the first time in their history.


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