Gallery: Farming out their talents in a lady-like manner!

PUBLISHED: 12:30 20 February 2008 | UPDATED: 21:11 26 October 2009

Dressed for the occasion: Farmers get a kick out of charity match

Dressed for the occasion: Farmers get a kick out of charity match

SUNDAY morning footie . . . a refreshing hangover cure, as most who participate in it would agree. For the few in the crowd it s normally a bitterly cold, dull affair and a chance to get out of the house to walk the dog. Well onlookers this week probably

SUNDAY morning footie . . . a refreshing hangover cure, as most who participate in it would agree.

For the few in the crowd it's normally a bitterly cold, dull affair and a chance to get out of the house to walk the dog.

Well onlookers this week probably choked on their hot chocolate when a line-up of 'cross-dressing farmers' ran on to the field!

The farmers, from across Hertfordshire, were armed with lipstick, wigs and dresses in a battle against Sherrards-wood Ladies, raising cash for the Fire Services National Benevolent Fund.

A total of £2,775 was raised at the match at Sherrardswood School in Welwyn, including the sales of a calendar made by the ladies team and firefighters from Stevenage, a raffle and an auction after the match.

Onlooker Dave Freeman, who took these photos, said: "The Cross- Dressing Farmers took an early lead with two excellent goals. Maybe the Sherrardswood girls didn't want to hurt these farmers too early on.

"In the second half, with some excellent 'wig pulling' from Sherrardswood Ladies and some assisted passes from the non-biased ref, the girls equalised at 5-5 to take the game into a penalty shootout, which they won."

Sherrardswood manager Melissa Wright said: "It was a really good event and great opportunity to raise money for charity.

"A big thanks must go to organiser Katie Baron and everyone who helped out."

n More photos at www.whtimes24.co.uk

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