FAMOUS faces ranged from soap stars to singers and ex-professional footballers as a charity match took place at the Winsford Academy on Sunday.

Jay Kontzle, who plays Billy Fletcher in Emmerdale and was formerly in the boyband The Men which finished runners-up in Britain's Got Talent 2012, was in the visiting Supporting Charities FC side beaten 5-2 by All Blacks FC.

His teammates included actor David Kennedy, who featured in Hollyoaks as Dirk Savage; Jim Whitley, who has turned to singing, acting and tap dancing since his footballing days with Manchester City, Blackpool, Norwich City, Swindon Town, Northampton Town and Wrexham ended; Rich Allen, a fireman who was a contestant in last year's SAS: Who Dares Wins; and Ash Stevenson, who won talent show All Together Now.

The hosts started on the front foot and went 2-0 up within 10 minutes thanks to goals from McPherson and Robson.

This lead could have been further improved when Robson was played one-on-one with the keeper and opted for a lofted finish which sailed over the bar.

Sustained pressure led to another All Blacks goal when Howman picked a SCFC defender's pocket and ran through to slot past the oncoming keeper.

Caldwell then added another for the home side when he rattled a shot in off the crossbar from the edge of the box for 4-0 at half time.

ABFC rung the changes at half-time and SCFC immediately came out fighting, scoring within minutes of kick-off with Hanson putting the ball under Whalley.

SCFC started to come back into the game with prolonged periods of pressure, especially so when Caldwell was sin binned for 10 minutes for an altercation with his opposite number.

B. Stanley then took a tumble into the hoardings attempting to keep a ball in play which led to the home side being reduced to nine men until they were able to make a change.

SCFC added another from a well worked corner, with S. Khalaf heading home at the near post.

An edgy 10 minutes ensued before Caldwell finished from inside the box to clinch the tie 5-2.

American Street Food Company were on-site serving hot food and resident Witton Albion photographer Karl Brooks was in attendance providing match day images.

Almost £200 was raised on the day for Ronald McDonald House at Alder Hey.