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English football game abandoned after horror collision with advertising hoarding

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    Bath City's National League South game against Dulwich Hamlet had to be been abandoned on Tuesday after striker Alex Fletcher was horribly injured during the early stages of the match.

    The emergency services had to be called to Twerton Park after the striker of The Romans hit an advertising hoarding in the fifth minute of the game.

    The club posted on Twitter in the aftermath of the horror injury: "This evening's game has been abandoned and will be played at a later date.

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    "Everyone at the club is deeply saddened by tonight's events and it has been agreed that the game will not resume. Our best wishes and thoughts are with Alex Fletcher."

    It is believed that an update on the 23-year-old's condition will be made soon. They added: "We will update supporters on Fletcher's condition at the earliest opportunity."

    The game was at 0-0 when the game was abandoned and it's not clear when it will be rescheduled, with attention firmly on the recovery of Fletcher.

    Opposition Dulwich Hamlet also wrote on Twitter following the incident: "Due to the serious injury sustained by Alex Fletcher, both teams have agreed to abandon the game. For now, the most important thing is the safety and recovery of Alex, and from everyone connected with Dulwich, we wish him a speedy and full recovery."

    The forward signed for the southwest side in January 2021, after he graduated from Plymouth Argyle's youth academy.

    The 23-year-old joined Aldershot Town of the National League, before heading to Southern League club Tiverton Town FC on a month's loan deal, which was then made to be a permanent one.

    In January 2021, Fletcher joined Bath City for an undisclosed fee from Tiverton Town, where he has scored 25 goals in 59 games across all competitions.

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