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LET'S GO Captains Neil Prosser, left, and Ranoch Foster, prepare for a charity hockey match.    Picture: Ian Hargreaves (112612-1)
LET'S GO Captains Neil Prosser, left, and Ranoch Foster, prepare for a charity hockey match. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (112612-1)
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A GROUP of churchgoers took on a hockey team and won, all in the name of charity.

Gosport Borough Hockey Club’s youth team played against 14 adults from the Lee Community Church to raise money for Rett UK.

Only four of the Lee Church team’s members play hockey regularly.

But despite their handicap, they beat the club’s youths 3-2 in the match.

Team captain Neil Prosser said: ‘It went well. The church team won and I scored the first goal.

‘Everybody got stuck in and had a good time.

‘I was on the Lee team and we won 3-2 but we really had to work for it.

‘Considering only four people on our team actually play regularly I think we did well.’

The charity match raised more than £400 for Rett UK, an organisation which cares for people with Rett syndrome, a neurological disorder.

Neil added: ‘We only had a target of £200 so we were pleased to have doubled it.’

The match was held at St Vincent College in Gosport.

To donate visit justgiving.com/Neil-Prosser.