YOUTUBE sensation Joe Weller and actor Mo George were the stars of the show as Basingstoke Town hosted Soccer AM in a charity football match.

Mo, who is best known for portraying Gus in EastEnders, scored four goals as a Basingstoke Town XI beat Soccer AM 5-2. However, there was little doubt that Joe, who has made a name for himself by impersonating footballers like Cristiano Ronaldo and Mario Balotelli in online videos, was the crowd favourite.

More than 1,200 people attended the game, held as part of Town's link-up with Soccer AM, with many of them invading the pitch to get up close to Joe when the final whistle sounded.

Simon Hood, director of marketing at Basingstoke Town, said: "The attention Joe Weller received from the crowd was incredible. A lot of the crowd seemed to be made up of teenagers desperate to see him.

"It was pandemonium after the match. There were kids in the car park at Brighton Hill Retail Park trying to get a view of him and our security had a hard time holding the fans back. It was like Beatlemania."

Regular members of the Soccer AM cast, including presenter Max Rushden, who saw his penalty saved by Town supporter Tom Moore, were joined by celebrities including actor Ralf Little, former Tottenham defender Ramon Vega and two members of the boyband Lawson.

The Basingstoke team was made up of former Town stars including Delano Sam-Yorke, Tim Sills and David Pratt, with Mo George, former EastEnders actor Tony Discipline and rapper Fekky adding a sprinkling of stardust.

Half-time entertainment was provided by Crystal Palace cheerleading squad, The Crystals.

Basingstoke won 5-2, with Fekky adding the fifth goal, while Joe Weller was among the Soccer AM scorers.

The total amount raised for Street League, Soccer AM's charity partner, was £3,200, leaving Hood to reflect on a successful afternoon all round.

"Everyone seemed to enjoy it," Mr Hood added. "Several of the celebrities were asking if we'd do it again.

"They all seemed to have time for the fans, having their pictures taken and signing things, which made it a good day out.

"It was good to get people who might not otherwise have visited The Soccer AM Stadium down to the ground.

"We are in talks about extending the deal with Soccer AM and hopefully the success of yesterday will be a big step towards that."