Rhu Amateurs are set to  host in a charity football match this weekend to raise money for the family of a former player.

Ross McCuaig has been diagnosed with cancer of the oesphagus, and receives weekly treatment.

Sunday’s match is being held to raise money to send the McCuaig family on a summer holiday and also make a donation towards their chosen charity, the Beatson.

A team of Rhu legends from years gone by will take on another of Ross’s former teams, Dumbarton Accies, at Ardenconnel Park on Sunday at 2pm to see who will have the bragging rights and lift the Eric Farquharson Memorial Trophy.

Ross still helps out with coaching his son’s football team, despite going through his treatment, with Renton Craigandro’s 2010 squad helping out as ball boys.

After the match, there will be food and the bar will be open with a raffle also taking place to allow supporters and players to catch up after the game and get together for a worthwhile cause.

A club spokesperson said: “Both teams with have an array of talent from yesteryear on show and we would encourage as many of you to attend the match, meet old friends and raise money for a very worthwhile cause and charity.

“We’d also like to thank Graham Ramage 1-2-1 Football Academy for generously sponsoring the match ball.”

An initial target of £600 has already been reached, with the figure creeping closer to four figures and donations can be made online – visit Rhu Amateurfc on Facebook or search for ‘Rhu Amateurs’ on justgiving.com.

Elsewhere at Rhu, the club’s Caledonian League team rounded off their home campaign for the season with a 1-0 victory over Rothesay Brandane.

Ryan Jones netted the only goal of the afternoon when he sidestepped the goalkeeper and slotted the ball into corner to earn the three points.

Rhu have struggled in recent weeks, and for much of the season, as a result of injuries, suspensions and players’ work commitments, but manager Gordon Brodie was delighted to end on a high.

He told the Advertiser: “This result was a long time coming and it has given everyone a shot in the arm.

“Since we have come in, we have been hampered with both player availability and unbelievably bad luck – but despite this we have a core of players who have stuck with us.

“It’s been a tough season, but the signs are there both on and off the park that the future can be bright for this Rhu side and we are excited about the challenge ahead.

“Myself and my coaches would like to thank the players that have stood by us in these tough times and we are looking forward to next season already.

“A big thank you also to the committee and supporters who’s support has never wavered throughout the season.”

Rhu completed their league season on Wednesday night with a 2-1 defeat away to Stirling University

The club’s Player of the Year awards dinner takes place at the Rosslea Hall Hotel tomorrow evening [Friday] and tickets are still available.

For £30, guests will be treated to a three-course meal and the entertainment of two after dinner speakers.

Comedian Joe Camay and ex-Hibernian forward Tam McManus will be on the mic.

For tickets, contact Rhu Amateurfc on Facebook or get in touch with Gordon Brodie or Sam Gemmell.