16:18 EST, 22 October 2012
20:23 EST, 22 October 2012
Since they were put together as a five-piece on The X Factor they have become the best of friends.
So it comes as no surprise the boys in One Direction were in tow to support Louis Tomlinson as he showcased his football skills during a charity match in his hometown of Doncaster.
With only Zayn Malik, 19, not in attendance, Harry Styles, 18, Liam Payne, 19, and Niall Horan, 19, cheered their 20-year-old band mate along on Monday, as his team Three Horseshoes took on Doncaster Rovers at the Keepmoat Stadium.
Doing his bit of good: One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson took part in a charity football match on Monday at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster
Supportive band mates: Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Harry Styles (R-L) were all in tow to cheer Louis on
On arrival to the stadium, as usual, the boys were greeted by a number of fans who had also turned up to support the game which looks to raise money for the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.
Despite his confident display as he made his way into the changing room, Louis confessed on Twitter that he was feeling a bit anxious.
He tweeted: ‘The big day today I’m nervous . Anyone who wants to come to the game that doesn’t have a ticket don’t worry you can pay on the turnstile :)’
On arrival: Louis appeared to be in high spirits as he said hello to fans outside the stadium
‘I’m nervous’: The 20-year-old admitted on Twitter that he was a little anxious to get in the pitch as his team Three Horseshoes took on Doncaster Rovers to raise money for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice
Ready to cheer their boy on: Niall and Liam beamed as they made their way inside for the game
Also in attendance: Harry pulled up in his Range Rover to the Doncaster situated stadium
Promising to give all the Directioners in attendance an impromptu meet and greet session, he also wrote: ‘Come down to the players entrance I will try and say hello if Paul will let me ha :)’
Stepping on to the pitch, the That’s What Makes You Beautiful singer looked the part as he warmed up in a red sweatshirt, white shirt and football boots.
Once the game began, Tomlinson took off his red shirt to reveal a white football shirt with the number 17 on it as he prepared to give the 90-minute game his all.
Warming up: The That’s What Makes You Beautiful singer looked the part in red sweatshirt and white shorts
Outfit change: Louis removed his red top to reveal that he would be playing as number 17 in the game
Giving it his all: The former X Factor contestant showed off his fancy footwork on the field
Eagerly anticipating Louis’ match, Harry and Liam both took to the social networking site to post messages of encouragement.
Liam’s tweet read: ‘Cant wait to get to louis game hope to see you all there … Still tickets available so head down’
While Harry wrote: ‘I’m looking forward to watching @Louis_Tomlinson support Blue Bell Wood, it’s a great cause. He’s worked hard and you can still get tickets! ‘
Loyal girlfriend: Louis’ partner Eleanor Calder was of course there to cheer him on from her seat
Tense: She watched closely as he showed off his footwork on the field amongst the rest of the crowds
Having his turn: Niall also tried to have a go as he showed his less than perfect skills while wearing jeans on the grass
On the sideline, the boys were joined by Tomlinson’s girlfriend Eleanor Calder who paid close attention to her beau’s every move.
Niall proved to be one of Louis’ biggest advocator and tweeted several messages to the micro-blogging site.
On Monday the blond haired Irish lad wrote: ‘Let’s raise as much money as possible for bluebell childrens hospice in sheffield! And it will be a great day! I personally can’t wait’
Mucking around: Harry and Niall became acquainted with the mascot as they got into the spirit of the day
Having a kick around: Even Harry tried to show off his skills as he wanted to get involved with the event
And prior to the match he tweeted: ‘Here we go! The big day! Three horse shoes V doncaster rovers 11! Cmon the tommo @Louis_Tomlinson’
Somewhat of a lucky charm, Niall’s kind words did their job as Louis’ team the Three Horseshoes beat the Doncaster Rovers three-nil.
Proud of their friend, Liam, Harry and Niall made sure to treat fans to a victory lap around the pitch at the end of the game.
Proud friend: Liam gave Louis a high-five after his team won the game 3-0
Taking to the pitch: Styles and Louis’ girlfriend Eleanor walked the field as Louis went back into the locker
Saying hello… Niall and Liam waved as they ran onto the field at the end of the game
Always doing right by their fans: As the match ended Harry, Liam and Niall did a lap around the pitch
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One Direction support Louis Tomlinson in charity football match