Ambulance brought on twice at ill-fated football match

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HORROR injuries to two Kirkintilloch lads saw an ambulance called TWICE to a game on Saturday.

The double-disaster happened on Saturday during Campsie Black Watch’s 2-1 win over Drumchapel at the astroturf pitches in Kilsyth.

Drumchapel player Andrew Cross, from Kirkintilloch, was taken to hospital with a suspected broken leg after taking a tumble during the first half.

Later in the match Drumchapel goalie Scott Henry, also from Kirkintilloch, required urgent medical treatment after picking up a leg injury during a 50/50 challenge as Black Watch advanced on his goal.

Blackies manager Gerry Marley said: “The match itself was a difficult, hard and tough competitive game but there was nothing in it to suggest there would be injuries of this nature.

“The boy Henry is an ex-player of ours and Cross is a fine footballer so it is sad to think of them being injured in this way.

“Everybody at the club wishes them all the best, a quick recovery and a swift return to football.”