PORTLAND All Stars triumphed 6-2 against the Blues’ Old Boys in the annual Boxing Day charity fixture which helped raise £1,000 for the Three Ells Trust.

Harry Hutchinson and Stewart Burley both notched a brace while George Carter and Like Rodgers rounded off the scoring for the All Stars, while Dan Skelton and Chanelle Whyton were on target for the Old Boys.

The two teams saw current Portland manager Brendon King take charge of the All Stars, while Nick Preston led the Old Boys at the Weyline Stadium.

Darren Whyton, who played for the All Stars, said: “It was a really good day out, to be honest as we normally do.

“It was a good day.”

The total betters the £995 raised last year for the trust a total which has risen from the first days of the charity fixture which raised around £200-£300.

The charity is one which is close to Portland’s heart.

The charity was formed by former secretary of the club David, along with wife Helen Naerger after their son’s death from a type of leukaemia in 2000.

The charity, which has continued on since David’s death, aims to make a difference to children suffering from cancer or life-limiting or life-threatening illnesses.

Whyton added: “We donate money to them if we can, they do a lot of good things for kids with life-threatening illnesses basically.

“It was a good day out.”

The match saw more than 150 people brave the wind to watch the two teams face off against each other.

The sides featured the likes of Pat Reader, Andy Rosewell, Andy Turrell, Preston, King, and Lewis Whyton, who was a substitute.

Justin Faulkner, the manager of the Portland United Reserves, Dan Skelton, Mark and George Carter, Alan Rogers were also among those to take part in the clash.