KIDLINGTON have thanked Cambridge City for their help in the wake of Sam Warrell’s broken leg.

The Evo-Stik South League clash was abandoned following the serious injury.

Warrell had to wait four hours before an ambulance could take him to Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

In an open letter, Kidlington trustee Nick Duval gave thanks to City on behalf of the club.

He wrote: “In particular we would wish to praise the efforts of City’s sports therapist Charlotte Pinner, who along with our own Shannon Crawford managed the situation demonstrating in-depth knowledge and no little understanding of the circumstances they faced.

“When it was revealed that an ambulance was some four hours away and with the match abandoned, they both worked tirelessly to make him as comfortable as possible bearing in mind the severity of the situation.”

He added: “(Sam) underwent an operation on Sunday afternoon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, where the staff were extremely supportive and attentive.

“Our thanks also go to the hosts’ secretary Andy Dewey, who was particularly helpful and looked after our team and management until the ambulance departed the ground.”