Lower league player dies during game

September 9, 2006

LONDON, Sept 9 (Reuters) - A minor league player died after collapsing during a Conference North game on Saturday.

Home side Harrogate Town confirmed the death of Hinkley United defender Matt Gadsby.

'It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the death of Matt Gadsby,' the club said.

'The Hinkley United player collapsed during Saturday's game at Wetherby Road, resulting in the game being abandoned.'

The Conference North is two rungs below the Football League.