Non-league player tries to fix floodlights in his kit in FA Trophy clash because he's a qualified electrician

DUNSTON UTS midfielder and qualified electrician Phil Turnbull, 34, swung into action after their FA Trophy game against Marine came to a near hour-long haul due to an electrical fault.

The floodlights at the Marine Travel Arena cut off at the start of the second half.

And Turnbull tried his best to get the lights going again so the game could continue.

The midfielder had a long, hard look at the electrical box in his kit and boots -but was unfortunately unsuccessful in his attempts to fix the issue.

He then tried to call in a friend who might have been able to get the job done.

The game eventually resumed and it finished 2-2 and it went to penalties.

But Turnbull's side were unable to get through the shootout with the win as they fell to a 5-4 defeat.

Turnbull's attempts to re

Dunston thanked Turnbull for his efforts on Twitter.


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They said: "Phil Turnbull, some boy."

Other footy fans hailed non-league football as 'undefeated'.

One said: "Non-League football really is undefeated. When the floodlights went out at Marine, Dunston midfielder Phil Turnbull, in his full kit, tried to fix them and get the game back on. Incredible."

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