BALTI Sports’ boss Marco Nott hailed the club’s fundraising evening with Southampton icon Matt Le Tissier as an “unbelievable night”.

Le Tissier joined more than 100 fans at the Hotel Rembrandt in Weymouth as he reminisced on his career with a series of humorous anecdotes.

The Guernsey-born attacking midfielder, who scored 209 goals for Southampton, helped with a raffle and auction as Balti raised more than £2,000 for the club.

Speaking to Echosport after organising the night, Nott praised the former England international after a hugely successful event.

He said: “It was an unbelievable night. Matt couldn’t have done any more for us, he was outstanding.

“He had some great stories to tell and Bob (Webb) was good as a compere with a little bit of comedy.

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“We obviously had Tommy Hastie there with the band at the end. It was a perfect evening.

“The auction went down well and we sold plenty of raffle tickets. We made just over £2,000 so it was an excellent effort from a few people.

“We had Dave Wilson from Weymouth Precision Engineering, he sponsored the event which gave us a head start.

“It was superb and a bit surreal when you’re sat next to Matt Le Tissier having dinner!

“I was openly talking to him about anything and everything. About football, golf, cricket, Balti and all that stuff.

“He took a real interest and I thought he was an absolutely superb professional.

“It was a class evening, it could not have gone any better.”

Nott added: “It was stressful organising it. I put a lot of time an effort into it but I definitely think it was well worth it in the end.

“To raise the money we did will obviously go a long way for us. Hopefully we can do another night in the summer some time.

“With Covid-19 we didn’t have any supporters, so it’s been difficult.

“The money will go towards more kit, balls, it’s a never-ending list.

“The container (portable clubhouse) needs a refurb and it’s just boosting the profile of the club really. Making us look a lot more professional.

“Hopefully we can make adjustments to the pitch and stuff like that. It was much needed.

“There’s quite a lot we can do with that money but a lot of it was to get back what we lost (during lockdown).”