A linesman has been hailed as a hero after administering life-saving pitch-side first aid treatment to former Ossett Albion and Ossett Town player Danny Frost.
The striker, who now plays for Trafford, suffered a serious head injury when he collided with a perimeter barrier at Colwyn Bay on Saturday and swallowed his tongue before the Evo-Stik North clash was abandoned in the 65 minute.
Match official Zharir Mustafa came to the aid of Frost before medics from both clubs treated the player on the pitch for nearly an hour.
Frost, 29, was released from Glan Clwyd Hospital with a clean bill of health following a brain scan and other checks.
He has recovered and took to Twitter to express his gratitude, saying: “Words can’t describe how grateful I am and overwhelmed with all your messages. I’d like to thank everyone @ColwynBayFC & @FCTrafford stewards fans and officials for everything you did.”
Frost’s father Gary also tweeted: “Eternally grateful to Zharir Mustafa for what he did for my son. You sir are a hero!
“Also thanks to Jake North (Trafford physio) who lay on a soaking pitch for 50 minutes supporting his head.”