Doncaster Rovers fan hospitalised after Saturday’s game is ‘recovering well’

Keepmoat stadium view from West Stand to South Stand
Keepmoat stadium view from West Stand to South Stand

A young Rovers fan who collapsed from a suspected cardiac arrest towards the end of Saturday’s match at the Keepmoat Stadium is said to be recovering well.

Paramedics attended to the man in the West Stand moments after the final whistle, before he was taken to hospital for treatment.

Doncaster Rovers tweeted that the fan, Matty Bentley, is believed to be recovering well.

They said: “We are delighted to announce that @ClubDFoundation student & #DRFC fan Matty Bentley is recovering well from his cardiac arrest on Saturday.

“The family wish to thank the Rovers Family for their support, in particular the stewards and immediate response team for their swift actions

A Yorkshire Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Our on-site paramedics were called over to the West Stand at about 5pm on Saturday to attend to a man who had suffered a cardiac arrest.

“CPR was used on the man, before he was taken to Doncaster Royal Infirmary for treatment.”

Rovers scored a stoppage time winner through Richard Chaplow to beat local rivals Barnsley and earn only their second league win of the season.

Well-wishers have taken to social media to wish the man a speedy recovery.

Rovers fitness coach, Ben Rome said: “Thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery to our young supporter who was taken ill during the game today #drfc”

Jackie Thorneycroft commented: “Thoughts are with him and family.”

“Hope he’s ok and wishing him a speedy recovery,” added Daniel McNulty.