NOW we can play a proper game of football.

Those were the words of a Winchester boy who gave a special thanks to Radio 2 DJ and TV presenter Chris Evans who organised new goal posts for the boy's school.

Tobey Ferguson, who not long ago celebrated his 9th birthday with Saints player Steven Davis, called Chris's show Kids for a Fanfare after the goal posts were vandalised at Weeke Primary School.

He played for the school team for the first time on Monday and said the score was 0-0 because the goals were too small, describing them as the same size as a fridge.

The £600 goal posts were donated by Mark Harrod after he heard Tobey's phonecall.

"I don't know what to say," Tobey said. "I didn't think it would get this far. Now we can play a proper game of football."

And it seems football is something of a family tradition. Tobey's great-uncle is Saints legend and 1966 World Cup player Terry Paine.

"He would be so proud," Tobey added. "He would be thrilled to see Chris!"

Chris Evans said he was overwhelmed by the calls the show received.

"I said we have got to do something about it," he said. "Within a matter of minutes hundreds of people called in offering money."