MORE than £8,000 was raised for the family of terminally-ill ex-Worcester City goalkeeper Derek Dudley on Sunday.

City's joint-boss John Snape attended and his right-hand man Lee Hughes played at the event organised through Romulus FC at Coles Lane, Sutton Coldfield.

The benefit match, which saw Romulus Veterans beat Midlands Legends 6-2, was attended by some 400 people, including 47-year-old Dudley and his family.

"There were that many people there and it was nice to attend the match for Derek, even if the circumstances were upsetting," said Snape.

"A lot of memories were shared with some old faces and it was good that we could raise some money for a very good cause. It was an emotional day but also one where we all remembered some very good times."

Alongside Snape, Dudley formed part of Stourbridge’s 1991 Southern League Midland Division championship-winning side before switching to St George’s Lane.

The number one would go on to make 49 appearances in a campaign that saw City miss out on an FA Cup tie at West Bromwich Albion having lost 2-1 in the final qualifying round at home to Marlow.

Dudley then made 10 appearances in the turbulent season that followed as City changed manager in a bid to remain in the Southern League Premier Division. He joined divisional rivals VS Rugby.

Torquay United, Telford United, Halesowen Town, Bromsgrove Rovers all appear on Dudley’s CV and more recently, he served Romulus and Heather St Johns as goalkeeping coach.