Uxbridge defender’s horror leg break adds to FC’s fixture pile-up

Medics tend to Uxbridge player Chris Owens
Medics tend to Uxbridge player Chris Owens

Aylesbury FC will play another rescheduled match after their game at Uxbridge was abandoned due to a horrific leg break on Saturday.

With just six minutes on the clock FC’s Davis Haule saw red after what proved to be a leg breaking tackle on Uxbridge defender, Chris Owens.

With shouts echoing around Honeycroft, Owens was given air before being taken away by London Ambulance Service.

Uxbridge’s official Twitter account wrote: “Ambulance now on the pitch. Chris now dragging on the gas and air but from the screams it’s not working #thisishardtohear.”

FC boss Craig Faulconbridge told the club website: “Saturday saw the side of football that no one wants to see, the unfortunate leg break of Uxbridge’s full back Chris Owens. Having had his operation on Sunday he is recovering well and of course we all wish him a speedy and effective recovery.

“Knowing my players the way I do it was frustrating again not to play but under the circumstances the right decision was made to abandon, football becomes the lesser important factor in those types of circumstances.

“I would like to also state the professional nature in which Wally (Keith Walker) took control of the whole situation not only enabled the lad to remain as calm as possible but his quick and calm thinking made all the right decisions in ultimately safe guarding and protecting the young player.”

The abandonment means that FC now sit in 15th in the Evo-Stik League Southern - Division One Central.

But with a host of postponements in recent months FC have six games in hand on many of their rivals, including Uxbridge who sit one place and four points above them.

Faulconbridge said that he viewed the games in hand as points to gain.

Next for FC is a trip to Guildford City, who sit in seventh, on Wednesday night (kick-off 7.45pm).

Off the field the club has announced an Aylesbury FC All Star team will play the PDC Pro Dart Football Team in the Tesco Extra Charity Shield Match on March 24 at Haywood Way (kick-off 2pm).

The club are also seeking part-time bar staff.