Life-saving 'keeper was on the books at Lincoln United and Gainsborough Trinity loanee
A red-carded goalkeeper who saved the life of a fan after a heart attack during a match was on the books of two Lincolnshire clubs.
Former Gainsborough Trinity loanee and Lincoln United number one Ben Scott was involved in the drama minutes after he was sent off in a non-league clash at the weekend.
The 29-year-old Doncaster Royal Infirmary staff nurse helped medical teams in the stand at Kings Lynn FC after being sent for an early bath.
Goalkeeper Ben, who was dismissed for a dangerous tackle while playing for Stocksbridge Park Steels, volunteered his professional skills during Saturday's Northern Premier League encounter.
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He helped to save the life of the 70-year-old fan who appeared to suffer cardiac arrest during the game.
The player was told by a young supporter that an elderly man had 'died' in the crowd and he immediately went to help
Ben assisted the St John Ambulance team to stabilise the victim before he went to hospital and, after treatment, was later allowed home.
A former Sheffield United apprentice, the South Yorkshire-based player spent a month on loan at Gainsborough Trinity FC 11 years ago - as an 18-year-old between November and December 2002.
He later moved to Hereford United, Ikeston Town, Hednesford, Bradford Park Avenue and played for Lincoln United in season 2007/8.
Chairman Malcolm Cowling said: "Ben played for us six years ago and was a really good goalkeeper.
"He was one of a number of players who travelled over from Yorkshire at the time."
Stocksbridge managed to draw the game at Kings Lynn 3-3 without his services.
The club said on its website: "Ben Scott was the villain when he was sent off, but by the end of the match he was a hero.
"He used his training as a nurse and assisted the St John Ambulance in providing resuscitation when an elderly Kings Lynn fan collapsed near the home dug-out towards the end of the match.
"Ben, along with the St John Ambulance and the officials of Kings Lynn, helped the individual until paramedics arrived.
"Although the match ended in a draw, the match paled into insignificance in regards to what had just happened."