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Local sport takes revenge on V!

Created on 25/08/2010 @ 10:36
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The local sports scene took its revenge on the V Festival for pillaging its clubs at the weekend when one player was forced to miss the two-day concert through a nasty looking injury sustained Saturday.
Thankfully, Guilsfield’s Gareth Jones’s (right) suspected cruciate ligament damage transpired to be a milder knee injury and the midfielder will be back within a fortnight; a consolation though for missing out on one of Britain’s biggest music festivals.Gareth Jones
Ironically, Jones was one of the few players that decided to play on Saturday as dozens deserted their cricket and football clubs for the annual Staffordshire pilgrimage.
“It's just typical, you plan and look forward to V for months on end and this happens!” said Jones. “Guilsfield were missing six players so Ross Frame and I decided to play and then travel over for Saturday evening, but it didn’t quite go to plan.”
Jones was the victim of a midfield tackle during his side’s 1-1 draw at Rhos Aelwyd. He made it to the Festival later but the agony became too much after a few Prodigy songs so made his way to the medical tent before being transferred to hospital. He was returned home and missed day two of the concert too.
“It was a challenge in the middle of the park - me and another player slid for the ball and he caught me just above my knee - I tried to stand up but my leg gave way. I suppose that's the risk you take when playing in a competitive and physical league. On the plus side we secured another well-deserved point away from home, a place where many teams are going to find it difficult to do!
“To be honest though I have to consider myself lucky, the doc said that had he have caught me on my knees I could have been in serious trouble. “
Such is the scale of the annual clash, some managers have called for Friday night kicks offs on the same ‘V’ weekend next year.
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