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Tributes to the amateur footballer who died during a match

Langtoft AFC have paid tribute to their player James Moorfoot who collapsed and died during a match. The club has asked for their message to be shared with the football family.

Teacher James Moorfoot who collapsed and died on the pitch Credit: Facebook

We are currently trying to come to terms with the tragic and sudden passing of James Moorfoot. We are numb with grief. James had a contagious energy and humour which lit up a room and will be dearly missed by so many. We can seek the smallest solace in the fact that James passed away doing what he loved, in the village that he loved, surrounded by people who loved him.

We cannot thank enough the Emergency Services and the players of Hedon Rangers who worked so bravely to save James. At this time all of our thoughts are with James' family. Everyone associated with Langtoft Football Club, past and present, sends their love and condolances at this difficult time.

– Langtoft AFC

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