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Peterborough Game Halted After Fan Collapses
Play was suspended during the closing stages of a football cup tie in Peterborough after a fan fell seriously ill in the stands.
The Johnstone's Paint Trophy southern area final between Peterborough and Swindon was level at 2-2 in the 88th minute when referee Paul Tierney led the players from the pitch while the fan received treatment.
Both teams emerged after a delay of several minutes and played out the remainder of the first leg contest, with the match finishing 2-2.
The Peterborough Telegraph tweeted that the fan was taken from the ground on a stretcher.
It said: "Distressing scenes at London Road as match stopped while emergency services staff assist a fan, who has been taken away on a stretcher."
Fans of both football clubs tweeted the supporter was thought to have lost consciousness while at the London Road ground, but regained it after treatment by paramedics.
James Loader wrote: "Dreadful scenes at posh tonight. Best wishes to the family and the man concerned! Did not look good at all!"
Sarah Cham added: "Thinking of the Posh fan who was taken ill at Posh game tonight. Hope he makes a full recovery."
A tweet from the club said: "We understand the supporter receiving treatment was responsive when leaving the ground in the ambulance."
Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson said: "It looks like the gentleman is going to be ok. It looks like he's recovered.
"The most important thing is the man's fine. When life's at stake football is irrelevant."
The condition of the supporter is not known.
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