PUDDLETOWN FC raised over £1,000 for two children's charities as current and former players turned out at Puddletown Recreation Ground.

A total of £1,100 will be split between the Kingfished Ward at Dorset County Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House in memory of Puddletown player Nick Lovell's son Max who very sadly lost his battle with cancer aged 13 in January.

Over 40 current and former players played in the 7-6 result, as Reds defeated Yellows with Rian Harvey scoring the winner.

Many other former players and friends of the club watched from the touchline enjoying a good catch-up along with the on-field entertainment.

Special mention must go to Derek 'Kip' Hansford, Graham 'Mossy' Haime, Steve Willsher, Tony 'TC' Clarke, Dave 'Hermon' Richardson, and Barry Jeanes who showed admirable playing skill.

The game was superbly refereed by 80 years young George Critchell who kept the game flowing and accepted no nonsense from the players.

Thanks must go to all helpers on the day whose hard work made a very successful day.

The initiative was so well supported that it may well become an annual event of the village club.

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