Vase exit held up by Jarvis injury

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Yaxley 3

Fakenham Town 0

Fakenham Town’s FA Vase exit at Yaxley was held up by more than half an hour because of an injury to striker Ashley Jarvis – although the 19-year-old’s problem is not as bad as first feared.

Jarvis went down four minutes before half-time after an accidental collision and awkward landing and had to be taken to hospital in an ambulance.

It was later confirmed that he hadn’t suffered a break and had instead picked up severe bruising around his femur along with a possible trapped nerve.

Manager Wayne Anderson said: “We are relieved the injury isn’t as bad as it looked because he was in a lot of pain at the time.

“At the moment we don’t know how long he is going to be out for – it could be a week, it could be a few weeks, it could be sooner – and we’ll just have to see how the injury settles.

“Ashley has been doing well for us but I’m sure he’ll get himself back to fitness and back in the team.”

Fakenham were trailing 2-0 at the time of Jarvis’s injury to a pair of Scott Carter finishes, and the home side’s number nine went on to complete his hat-trick on the hour with a header.

The Ghosts are in Norfolk Senior Cup fourth round action away at Norwich United tonight (7.45pm).