FOOTBALL supporters were celebrating last night after their single made it to number 24 in the UK chart.

Poolie Pride by the Monkey Hangerz of Hartlepool was aired on the Radio 1 official chart after being on sale for only a week.

Featuring Hartlepool band the Passion Killers, the four-track CD has so far sold 4,200 copies, raising £8,000 for charity.

When their chart place was revealed last night, cheers went up around the town's Greenside pub, where the Poolie Pride committee had gathered to await the results.

Passion Killers' singer Phil Dunn said: "We are over the moon - absolutely delighted.

"If anyone had told us two months ago when we recorded it that we would have reached 24 in the charts, we would not have believed it. It may go even further now it's had national airplay."

Mr Dunn said there were only about 1,800 copies of the CD left on sale at Asda, in Hartlepool, and the Music Zone, in Middleton Grange Shopping Centre.

"The two shops have all the stock we have, but if people keep buying it, we may get a second week in the charts," he said.

"We have a one-day option to have another 6,000 cut, so if we sell the first batch there is a possibility we might do that."

Proceeds will be split between the Sound Waves project, which gets primary schoolchildren involved in music, and Hartlepool Football Club Youth Academy.