ANDOVER Town’s influential midfielder Waledin Ahmed has been ruled out for rest of the season after his suffered a badly broken leg after a tackle in his side’s trip to Fawley.

The incident happened four minutes into the second half and the offending home player was shown a red card immediately by the referee and ushered off the pitch.

The game was then delayed for 90 minutes to allow Ahmed to be taken to hospital such was seriousness of his injury.

At the time Andover were leading the game 1-0, after Shaquille Gwengwe had scored the only goal of the first 45 minutes.

After the really long stoppage the game continued and not surprisingly the Andover player minds being elsewhere after seeing their team mate taken to hospital.

Despite this they managed to extend their lead in the game to 2-0 as Owen Trapnelll picked up the ball and seeing the home goalkeeper Jonathan Page off his line, he went for goal.

His superb strike from distance hitting the back of the net with 20 minutes to go.

At this point with nothing to lose Fawley went all on the attack and 76 minutes gave themselves a lifeline as Ben Bolton scored.

Then with six minutes left in the contest, a soft looking free-kick was awarded and Mike MacLeod fired made no mistake with it as the game ended 2-2.

At the final whistle thoughts turned to the well being of their team mate.

On Tuesday night, Andover were back in action and booked their place in the last four of the Andover Open Cup with a 3-1 over one the top Hampshire League side Colden Common at the Portway Stadium on Tuesday night.

The visitors took the lead in the cup tie after 19 minutes from Luke Watts.

However, Andover's Ben Emans made sure honours were even as the sides went in at the break.

After the interval, Josh Bertie edged the home side in front and Gwengwe made sure of their passage into the final four with Andover's third.

In added on time, Colden Common were awarded a penalty, but Dave Tasker made a excellent save to keep the score at 3-1.

Andover now unbeaten in their last three games will hope to move off the foot of the Wessex League Division One table this week.

On Saturday they travel to Petersfield, who are three places above them.

Then on Tuesday night they are at Alton.