Game is abandoned after serious injury
MANCHESTER United Women’s game at Charlton Athletic was abandoned yesterday after a serious injury to home defender Charlotte Kerr.
After an incident on 11 minutes, first-aiders attended to the defender before an ambulance arrived on the pitch half an hour after the injury occurred.
Charlton officials initially announced the intention was for the game to restart but after more than an hour’s delay, the second-tier fixture was abandoned.
A Charlton spokesman said: “Due to unforeseen circumstances the game has had to be postponed.
“We will make a full statement in due course and arrange with Manchester United and everyone else involved to make sure that the girl involved in the injury is OK and that fans know about any re-arranged fixture and that they will get in for free.
“We will not be making any further comment at this time regarding Charlotte, although she is with our medical staff.”
United, who had looked the dominant outfit from the off, took the lead in the 11th minute in a goal that led to the injury.
A long punt forward by keeper Siobhan Chamberlain bounced invitingly deep in Charlton territory where Charlie Devlin bravely headed home.
Trying to clear the danger, Kerr was injured in a collision with her own keeper Katie Startup.
Salford City boss Graham Alexander