Charity is the real winner from all-star match

Les’s Select ran out 3-2 winners over Jose’s Legends on Sunday, but the real winner on the day was charity.

Team captains Jose Quitongo and Tom Boyd with Claire Harden and mascot Evan
Team captains Jose Quitongo and Tom Boyd with Claire Harden and mascot Evan

The two star-studded teams from the worlds of football and entertainment took to the pitch at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility in aid of Les Hoey MBE DreamMaker Foundation.

The charity, which aims to make the lives of children with life-threatening illness a bit easier and happier as they are going through treatment, is currently trying to raise £50,000 to provide a permanent holiday home in Ayrshire.

The match added more than £2,000 to the pot, bringing the total raised so far to £15,000.

The foundation’s dream co-ordinator, Angela Cook, said: “We would like to thank all the players who took part and everyone who came along to support the event because they are all amazing.”

The match was contested for the Jordan Dyas Harden Memorial Cup and Jordan’s mum, Claire, presented the trophy to the winning captain, former Motherwell and Celtic star Tom Boyd.

The charity’s next big event will be the inaugural ball at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow on October 3.

Angela said: “It is important to ensure we have a variety of fundraising events. This is a completely different undertaking to a football match, but it’s going to be fantastic.”

Les’s Select: Tom Boyd, Alan Johnston, Gerard Miller, Des Clarke, Stevie Jukes, David McEwan, Rab Douglas, Brian McPhee, Scott Fletcher, Jordan Young, David Milne, Scott Peden, Billy Warren, Scott Leitch, Brian Welsh, Derek Holmes, Bob Malcolm, David Barron, Stephen Hughes.

Jose’s Legends: Jose Quitongo, Derek Ferguson, Ricky Gillies, Stevie Fulton, Scott Crabbe, Danny Lennon, John Hillcoat, Martin Hardie, Alan Lawrence, Gary Clark, Kevin Harper, Scott Walker, Andy Smith, Alan Shields.

Referee: John Beaton.