THE sun shone on the big Cowdenbeath Celtic v Cowdenbeath Rangers game geared to raising cash for the Gala Day coffers.

Central Park was bathed in sunshine for Sunday afternoon's charity game and there were some amazingly funny moments as things unfolded.

The game attracted a decent crowd and realised around £500 for Cowdenbeath Civic Week Committee.

The Civic Week Committee's Alex Haddow said: "It was a truly great day out for all the family.

"The weather was superb and after a really great game it was the Rangers lads who sneaked a narrow 3-2 win.

"But really the only winner was Cowdenbeath Civic Week's kids gala with just under £500 being raised

"It was great top see former Cowdenbeath players Dickie Baillie and Craig Toorie Winter on the Central Park pitch again and while the hot conditions made if tough for the guys they never gave up.

"So many thanks to all the lads that took part and hope you were feeling fine on Monday for there were a lot of tired legs out there".

The referee was Malky Walsh, who stepped in at the last minute after the original whistler picked up an injury, while a lot of youngsters played on the pitch at half-time and they all entered into the spirit of the day.

The crowd were treated to some funny moments and some not bad football at times by the players who each paid £10 to be involved.

After the game a social evening was hosted at Wee Jimmie's on High Street where memories of the game were exchanged, some more vivid than others.

Added Alex: "We would like to thank everyone who took part in making it a real fun day, and Raja Brothers who sponsored the game"

Alex added that in September a 5k run/walk is being organised involving the running club based at Cowdenbeath Leisure Centre.