Wanderers v Heathfield & Waldron game abandoned due to referee injury

The game had to be abandoned after 12 minutes

By Colin Whiteley

The Wanderers match against Heathfield & Waldron was abandoned after just 12 minutes when the referee, Alex Lambe, was injured following a collision with H&W’s open-side Tom Cornwall.

Despite treatment from both physios, Alex, who had had a good start to the game, could not continue and required an ambulance to go to A&E for further treatment. We wish him a speedy recovery. No qualified society referee was present to take over the whistle so much to the disappointment of the players and the good crowd, the abandonment was confirmed with the home side leading 10-0.

The hosts had enjoyed much the better of the few minutes played in near perfect conditions. An early penalty from full back Simpson, who also made a good conversion of a well worked try from open-side Cornwall,  opened up a useful 10-0 lead before the injury occurred. It could have been worse for Wanderers, save for an excellent try saving tackle from Marius Thompson, as another attack headed for Thanet’s line.

The loss of playing time will be worrying for Thanet’s coaches with a local derby versus Deal and Betteshanger at home next Saturday (Kick Off 3PM) followed by a long trek to Dulwich, on 1st October, to play Old Alleynians.

1 Comment

  1. The Ref probably took the easy way out, 10-0 inside 12 minutes, it should have been declared “No Contest” and the match abandoned!

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