Tuesday night's Johnstone's Paint Trophy second-round clash between Accrington and Tranmere was abandoned following a serious injury to Accrington defender Tom Bender.

The on-loan Colchester man was caught in a collision in the area between Stanley goalkeeper Ian Dunbavin and Tranmere's Lucas Akin in the 38th minute.

He was unconscious and was treated on the pitch for 30 minutes with oxygen and was on a drip before he left in an ambulance.

Stanley had taken the lead in the ninth minute when Kevin McIntyre's cross was turned into his own goal by Zoumana Bakayogo but Tranmere hit back to lead with goals from Ash Taylor (20) and Mustafa Tirkyaka (35), before play was halted.

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