Stevenage FC will pay tribute to a teenage fan who tragically died on his way home from their match against Shrewsbury on Saturday (January 13).

Ollie Gatfield, 19, died in a car accident on his way back from the game in Shropshire. Stevenage FC said that another Boro fan, Liam Sharpe, was also hurt in the accident and that he remains in a coma.

Hertfordshire police said that a man had died after a car crashed into a tree in Hitchin, shortly before 8.40pm on Saturday.

Ahead of this Saturday's match at home to Barnsley, Stevenage FC has asked fans of both clubs to join them in paying tribute to Ollie with a minute's applause.

Friends of Ollie and Liam are also planning to clap throughout the 19th minute of the match, paying tribute to Ollie and in support of Liam.

Stevenage FC said that Ollie was a "dedicated member of the East Terrace" who followed the club "home and away".

They said: "The thoughts of everyone connected to Stevenage are with Ollie and Liam’s families and loved ones at this incredibly sad time."

Supporters and players, including men's captain Carl Piergianni and women's captain Lucy Webster, have been paying tribute to Ollie on social media since the accident.

A GoFundMe page has also been set up by one of Liam and Ollie's friends, raising money "to help fund Ollie's funeral, and any rehab Liam will need in order to recover from the accident".

Within 18 hours, it had already raised more than £7,000 in donations. You can donate by visiting