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Wealdstone awarded £10,000 after winning Marathonbet’s Non-League challenge

PUBLISHED: 16:45 24 May 2016 | UPDATED: 17:47 24 May 2016

Chris Powell (middle) presenting Wealdstone FC with a cheque for £10,000 after winning Marathonbet’s Non-League Challenge  (Pic: Adam Tiernan Thomas)

Chris Powell (middle) presenting Wealdstone FC with a cheque for £10,000 after winning Marathonbet’s Non-League Challenge (Pic: Adam Tiernan Thomas)

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Wealdstone FC were presented with a £10,000 cheque by former Charlton and Huddersfield Town boss Chris Powell on Tuesday after coming out on top in Marathonbet’s Non-League Challenge.

The National League side beat off competition from the 67 clubs that are part of the National League, National League South and National League North, to land the prize money.

The nationwide competition - set-up in November last year in support of Prostate Cancer UK - searched to find Non-League football’s greatest goal celebration.

From animal impersonations to fans going absolutely bonkers in the stands, huge numbers of entries were cut down to a final five before the clubs embarked on a campaign to win via a public vote.

Wealdstone came top of the pile in the voting poll ahead of Chelmsford City, Truro City, Whitehawk and Torquay United – in no particular order – thanks to the Wealdstone Raider’s (Gordon Hill’s) hilarious ‘dentist chair’ impersonation after his beloved side scored against Truro City in February.

Stones can now look forward to playing a Premier League Legends side at the end of July, with the details of that to be released in due course.

Club President Paul Rumens said: “We’re all absolutely thrilled to have won the competition and the £10,000 cash prize.

“We will see some big name stars for the game now set for Sunday July 31st to help us fill the stadium and bring in as much as a further £40,000 in gate, bar, sponsors and other income.

“The club is ecstatic. We want to thank everyone who gave their support and voted.

“We’re going to spend some of the cash on the team.

“It’s going to be amazing playing against a team of Premier League legends at our ground this summer. We’ve set a target of a sell-out and record crowd for the game.”

Rumens praised the emergence of Wealdstone’s internet-star ambassador, `The Raider`, and highlighted his importance in the club’s continued success in recent years.

He added: “He’s been phenomenal for the club and has helped us grow and grow.

“We always try and us his fame for good, be it the club and or charities.

“Gordon is always game for a laugh and we thank him and others at the club who made this happen”.

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