Matthew Gadsby - Hinckley United
Hearing of bad injuries in football is one thing for me, I despise hearing such news. Hearing of one's death during the game is another matter. Matthew Gadsby was a central defender for the Nationwide Conference North side Hinckley United and during the game on Saturday against Harrogate Town, Gadsby suddenly collapsed on the field. He was treated for more than an hour after the medical staff saw he was in a serious condition and afterwards the game was abandoned.
Matthew was taken to the Harrogate Royal Infirmary, where he failed to respond to treatment.
He was twenty seven, a former Walsall and Kiddermisnter Harriers player, and was survived by his wife and a young child. Hinckley were due to play tonight at Moor Green but that has now been postponed.
My condolences to Matthew's family and friends and colleagues at Hinckley United.