Non-league goalkeeper saves dying fan

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Ben Scott, goalkeeper for non-league Stocksbridge Park Steels, came to the aid of a fan with a critical heart problem, after being sent off during his sides clash with Kings Lynn Town.

Scott, who had just been dismissed from the game, being played in the Evo-Stick League Northern Premier, for a dangerous tackle, responded to an emergency bought to his attention by a young girl.

The shot-stopper said: "I started walking off the field, getting a nice bit of abuse as you do, when I noticed a young girl running past me."

Scott, who works as a staff nurse at Doncaster Royal Infirmary continued: "She said, “a gentleman’s died”, so I followed her into the crowd and came across the gentleman on the floor. His heart was in an irregular rhythm."

According to the Metro, Scott, who was joined in the stands by a St. John's Ambulance crew, helped the man until he was taken to hospital, where his heart's regular rhythm was restored.

"It was a fantastic bit of teamwork that gave that gentleman a fighting chance.

"It does put things into perspective – you do realise that football is only a game," Scott finished.

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