Bolton Wanderers’ clash with Cheltenham Town is abandoned following a medical emergency in the crowd, with the supporter rushed to hospital after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest

  • Bolton Wanderers were taking on Cheltenham Town in a League One encounter
  • The game was abandoned after just 29 minutes following a medical emergency

The League One clash between Bolton Wanderers and Cheltenham Town was abandoned on Saturday afternoon following a medical emergency in the crowd.

The match was taking place at the Toughsheet Community Stadium but was paused on 29 minutes when a fan fell ill, with Bolton revealing in a statement that the individual had suffered a suspected cardiac arrest.

Referee Sunny Singh Gill subsequently took both teams of the pitch just after 3:30PM.

Medical staff tendered to the fan before the game was officially abandoned just after 4PM.

The supporter was then taken to hospital, with the club promising to offer an update on their condition when more is known.  

Bolton Wanders vs Cheltenham Town was abandoned after a medical emergency in the crowd

It was paused on 29 minutes when a fan fell ill, with referee Sunny Singh Gill subsequently taking both teams of the pitch

It was paused on 29 minutes when a fan fell ill, with referee Sunny Singh Gill subsequently taking both teams of the pitch

In a statement, Bolton said: ‘A supporter in the East Stand suffered a suspected cardiac arrest around 30 minutes into the game at the Toughsheet Community Stadium.

‘The man was treated by medical staff and paramedics at the scene, while the two teams were taken off the pitch.

‘Following sustained attempts to revive the patient, he was taken to the first-aid room at the stadium and the match was abandoned shortly after 4pm.

‘The supporter was subsequently taken to hospital and the thoughts of everyone at Bolton Wanderers are with him and his family.

‘An update on the supporter’s condition will follow. Details regarding a new date and ticket refunds/arrangements for the fixture will be released in due course.’

The match at the Toughsheet Community Stadium was then abandoned just after 4PM

The match at the Toughsheet Community Stadium was then abandoned just after 4PM

Bolton previously posted on X, formerly Twitter: ‘Our thoughts are with the family concerned.’

Meanwhile, Cheltenham also sent their well-wishes as they added: ‘The thoughts of everyone at Cheltenham Town Football Club are with the individual involved and their loved ones at this time.’

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