PNE fans are just champion

The PNE fans' A side at Bury's JD Stadium

The PNE fans' A side at Bury's JD Stadium

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Preston North End’s fans’ team toasted their 10th anniversary year by lifting the North West Supporters’ Cup and raising hundreds of pounds for charity.

The PNE A side beat the PNE B team 2-0 to lift the cup thanks to goals from Daniel Cooper and Jason Dodwell at Bury’s JD Stadium.

PNE supporters' team and the Watford fans' side after playing at Deepdale.

PNE supporters' team and the Watford fans' side after playing at Deepdale.

The fan’s side also marked their 10-year anniversary by playing the first team that they ever faced, the Watford fans’ team, at Deepdale.

The landmark match took place a day before PNE’s Wembley play-off final victory to raise funds for North End boss Simon Grayson’s Prostate Cancer appeal.

Both teams raised £775 as North End thumped Watford 6-0 thanks to a hat-trick from man of the match Baz Hunt, an Alister Thomas double and one from Andrew Dodwell.

Fans’ team boss Steve Cowell said: “It was a bit of dream to play on the Deepdale turf, especially as we were off to Wembley the next day. I think its what you call a dream weekend.

“Our first ever game was against Watford and that game was about supporting the manager Simon Grayson by raising money for charity. The lads wear the shirt with pride, they are just proud to play.”