Winslow game called off after duo suffer injury scare

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Winslow United’s match away at Harpenden Town on Saturday was abandoned after debutants Jake Butler and Mitchell Day suffered serious injuries.

With the hosts leading 3-0, the two Winslow players collided in their own penalty area and had to be stretchered off for hospital treatment. Day had stitches to a head wound while Butler faces several weeks out with a swollen knee.

Manager Scott Reynolds said: “It was a very mixed day. On the footballing front, we played some of our best football which was very pleasing. There’s still lots of work to do defensively from set pieces, but at least now we have a few minor things to work on, rather than a long list of issues earlier in the season.

“On the incident, I must mirror our club’s thanks to everyone at Harpenden. The level of respect and professionalism shown to the situation was superb. Thankfully the injuries are not as bad as first feared.”

This weekend, Winslow host leaders Hatfield Town. Reynolds added: “We have two important training sessions to prepare for our first of five home games on the spin.”