NORTHALLERTON Town's home game against West Auckland was abandoned on Saturday after a serious injury to a town defender.

Lee Brockbank has since undergone surgery for a broken leg, posting on Twitter to thank people for their kind messages and saying that "surgery went well". He added: "I was under for five hours whilst they put rods, pins and screws in. Long road to recovery now."

The match was abandoned in the 49th minute with the score at 2-1 to West Auckland following two goals from Jordan Blind for West and a brilliant strike from Nat Stephenson for Town.

The match has been rescheduled for Wednesday, September 29, kick-off 7.45pm.


Northallerton Town: Tom Dawson, Lee Brookbank, Dan Jones, Matt Crust, Tom Marron (c),George Whiteoak, Cieran Jackson, Andrew Shepherd, Mike Rae, Nat Stephenson and Lewis Rees. Subs: Elliott Mcglade, Luka Sartini Shaun Hudson and Harry Robinson

West Auckland: Ross Coombs, Andre Bennett, James Harwood, Aaron Thompson, Gary Brown (c) Liam Potter, Adam Mitchell, Anthony Bell, David Dowson, Jordan Blind and Corey Nicholson. Subs: Leon Scott, Ryan Wright, Dan Mitton, Lewis Dodds and Kyle Fryatt