THE tenth annual Kevin Mulligan Memorial Day football tournament has been hailed a success after their fundraising target was met once again.

Every year Kevin's friends host the tournament in a bid to raise as much money as possible for charity.

Dozens of Wee County residents turned out again this year for the match at Alloa Academy which ended in a 1-1 stalemate with Neill Brown the man of the match.

Graham Sharp, organiser of the yearly fundraiser, told the Advertiser: "The tournament went great this year. The game ended in a 1-1 draw between Peppes Bhoys and Separate Entity FC.

"We then went onto Peppes Bar where we carried on the fundraising and have definitely raised over £1,350 for Strathcarron Hospice.

"This was the tenth annual Kevin Mulligan Memorial Day and I'd like to thank Albion Drilling and Nimmo Electrical for sponsoring the event."

Graham also paid a huge thanks to Kevin McGlynn for once again turning up to referee the match as well as everyone who came out and contributed by taking part in the fundraising efforts.

Corporal Mulligan, 25, was killed in action while serving in Afghanistan back in August 2009.

The father-to-be paratrooper died when a roadside bomb exploded next to his vehicle during a patrol near Lashkar Gah in Helmand Province.