A DORCHESTER Town fans’ group ran out 8-2 winners in a charity match against a Weymouth supporters’ group, in aid of the Campaign Against Living Miserably.

The match, played in good spirits at the Clayson Stadium, saw Antonio Diaz manage the Dorchester team, while Josh McQuoid take charge of the Terras side, hours after he extended his stay with Weymouth.

The match has raised more than £1,000 for the charity CALM, a movement against male suicide, and offers support to men who may be suffering from mental health issues.

Diaz said: “It was good fun, it was for a good cause and everyone seemed to enjoy it so that was the main thing.

“We raised a good amount of money and all of the people enjoyed playing and is what it is about, so yeah it was good fun.”

Diaz had fellow Magpie Billy Lowes with him and the two enjoyed their debut on the touchline.

When asked about their managerial debut, a laughing Diaz replied: “One game, one win can’t ask much more than that can we?!

“It was good fun, we enjoyed it. It was a good day.”

Diaz also praised the Dorchester team, which after an entertaining first half that ended 4-2, saw them wheel away to an 8-2 victory with four more unanswered goals.

He said: “I spoke to Tom (Berry) in the week and we just got a team together and then on the day we just played around with the starting 11 and made sure that everyone enjoyed it, so not too much preparation, but the lads did well to be fair.”

McQuoid said: “I was just there to come and help out and watch but it was a good laugh, it was for a good cause so I am always happy to do stuff like that. It was good for the lads, they had a bit of fun, raising money for an important cause at the same time.”

Discussing the fact the news of his extended stay at Weymouth was announced on the day of the match, McQuoid added: “They (the Weymouth fans’ team) were just congratulating me and pleased that I was staying.”