Peterborough United JPT draw marred by fan collapse

Posh midfielder Danny Swanson spotted the fan in distress.
Posh midfielder Danny Swanson spotted the fan in distress. Credit: PA

Peterborough United drew 2-2 with Swindon Town in the first leg of their Johnstone's Paint Trophy Southern Area Final, but the game had to be suspended for over 10 minutes after a fan collapsed.

Posh midfielder Danny Swanson stopped the game in the closing stages after he spotted the spectator in serious distress.

The fan then received immediate medical treatment and was rushed to hospital, where he is reported to have responded well to treatment according to Sky Sports News.

In terms of the match action, Peterborough raced into a 2-0 lead through an own goal and a first professional strike for Kyle Vassell but they were pegged back soon after thanks to a cool finish from Nile Ranger and a second own goal of the game from Posh defender Shaun Brisley.

Jay McEveley also saw red for Swindon, who will now start as favourites to progress to next month's Wembley final ahead of the second leg at the County Ground.

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Posh match marred by fan collapse

Peterborough United drew 2-2 with Swindon Town in the first leg of their Johnstone's Paint Trophy Southern Area Final, but the game had to be suspended for over 10 minutes after a fan collapsed.