A MINUTE’S applause at a football match marked the death of former Tranent Juniors player and coach Ryan Cossettini.

The 25-year-old from Musselburgh was involved in a crash on the A1 in Northumberland last Friday, after his Volkswagen Golf left the carriageway.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Tranent Juniors held a minute’s applause before their game against Largs Thistle on Saturday.

A club spokesperson said: “The club are devastated by the news of Ryan’s passing. Ryan played for our U21 team and was on our coaching staff when we gained promotion as South Division champions. Ryan was also part of our successful U19 coaching staff.

“Ryan will be missed by everyone who knew him.

“Tranent Juniors FC would also like to thank Largs Thistle and everyone who attended the game on Saturday for their contribution to the minute’s applause for Ryan. RIP.”

Police are investigating the crash and want to hear from any motorists who might have witnessed the incident, particularly anyone with dashcam footage.

Sergeant Craig Bartle, from Northumbria Police’s Motor Patrols department, said: “We are now carrying out an investigation to understand the events leading up to the collision.

“Our thoughts remain with Ryan's family at this incredibly difficult time.”

Call police on 101 with information, quoting reference 97120719.