THE latest in a series of football matches by an Isle of Wight football team in support of a national mental health charity, helped give the fundraising total another boost.

Another £100 was raised, in aid of the Mental Health Foundation (MHF), by a team of Scotia Gas Networks (SGN) employees when they faced an NHS side, on the artificial pitch at Cowes Enterprise College, on Sunday (19).

The total now stands at £500. 

In their second game of the fundraising series of football matches, SGN were given a much tougher game, with NHS starting the better and forcing the SGN keeper to make three great saves. 

On 20 minutes, NHS won a penalty and went in front and added a second five minutes later, but SGN pulled it back to 2-1. 

Just before half-time, SGN picked up the tempo and scored two further goals to go 3-2 up. 

SGN's superior fitness told in the second half, as they added five more goals to make it 8-2, with their skipper, Morgan Perrin, completing a hat-trick. 

Cowes Enterprise College allowed the game to be played on their artificial pitch free of charge.

SGN's next fundraising match will be against an IW Prison Service team on Sunday, February 18.

A minimum fundraising target of £1,000 has been set.