PLAYERS and fans braved the weather to support a charity football game in aid of the Rosie Mitchell fund.

Around 150 supporters flocked to Parklea on Wednesday night to watch Port Glasgow Juniors take on Morton.

The night was a great success despite the wind and rain and raised around £3,000.

Chris McKillop, the juniors commercial manager, said: "We had a crowd of 150, the weather wasn't ideal but they braved the elements and it was fantastic, it was a really good night.

"We've raised about £1,600 from the auction and raffle, we're still counting up the entry fees, we reckon it will be around £3,000.

"A lot of Rosie's extended family were there."

Seven-year-old Rosie is currently undergoing tests in Barcelona prior to treatment to win her fight against deadly neuroblastoma.

Her parents urgently need to find £150,000 to complete treatment.

The final score was 2-1 to Morton and Chris was full of praise for the club for agreeing to take part in the match.

He said: "Morton was fantastic. They brought a really good team together, some of the boys had travelled down from Peterhead in the early hours of the morning and came along that night."

Chris also thanked the referee, saying that he could have called the game off but kept it on.

He says this match will be the first of many events in aid of the Port schoolgirl who lives in Kingston Dock with her mum Donna-Louise Hurrell, dad Ross Mitchell and twin brothers Dylan and Lucas.

Chris said: "We are going to look further afield and will be contacting Glasgow Rangers, Celtic, Motherwell and St Mirren to arrange other matches.

"We at Port Glasgow Juniors will do as much as possible to help Rosie and her family."