WESTFIELDS goalkeeper Matt Gwynne said it was unbelievable to win his charity boxing match.

Gwynne fought as part of an Ultra White Collar Boxing event in Worcester alongside former footballers Lee Ferneyhough, Ashley Jones and Kiegan Vallely.

All of the Herefordshire boxers won their matches.

"The experience was totally different to anything I'm used to," said Gwynne, who was nicknamed The Shimmer.

"I've played football in front of crowds where you do still get nervous but the nerves I had before going out was completely different because it was the unknown and the spotlight was on you.

"But the delight of winning was unbelievable.

"To have all four of the Hereford lads winning was special.

"We were all in the blue corner, so were in the same changing room and had a very strong bond.

"I expected it to be tough, but I've always been naturally quite strong and am pretty fit.

"But it was so different to what I'm used to.

"You don't understand just how fit you do need to be.

"I am not ruling out doing it again, but at the moment I'm just happy to be able to say that I'm unbeaten."

Ferneyhough, who played for Westfields, Pegasus and Kington during his career, said the buzz of winning surpassed anything he had experienced on the football field.

"It was a great night and we had great support – I think there were about 150 to 200 people from Hereford who came to watch," said Ferneyhough.

"We were all really nervous because it was the first time we had done it, but we had some really nice comments afterwards.

"We were all buzzing."

Hypnogician Vallely, who has played for Hinton, added that it was amazing hearing people chant his name.

"The atmosphere was surreal," he said.

Ex-Ledbury Swifts player Jones, meanwhile, said he would do it again following his win.

"I trained really hard for it and I think I surprised a few people," he said.

"It was for a a good cause and a lot of money was raised."

Money raised on the night went to Cancer Research UK.

"Everyone at Cancer Research UK appreciates the amazing support the UWCB team provide us," said Emma Hallas, senior account executive for Cancer Research UK.

"Every person that has taken part and raised money for us has made a huge difference."

Robyn Johnson, marketing manager at Ultra White Collar Boxing said: “UWCB is a unique opportunity for people with no boxing background to experience the wonderful world of boxing, in a safe and enjoyable environment.

"Participants get involved for the same reasons; to get fit, learn a new sport, gain a real sense of achievement and to reach their own personal goals.”