Penistone Church FC, a genuine community club, rely on matchday income from average crowds of 250 to get by.
Committee member Ian Richardson said there were a few people in the clubhouse the night the sports club lockdown was announced and they pondered how to generate some income to keep afloat.
Someone suggested a Go Fund Me page and hosting three virtual football matches of 90. Penistone’s first team players also donated some of their match fees.
Though the matches are free to watch, people can donate money they might have spent on admission, a programme, or refreshments.
The club set a target of £3000 and have raised nearly £2500 already.
The club’s third virtual match will take place on April 30.
To donate to Penistone Church FC, go to their website www.penistonechurchfc.com