A document written by two men prepared to risk certain death at the hands of the Nazis all in the name of football is to be auctioned.

The Guernsey Active Secret Press risked being shot to produce the two-page document containing only the football results during the German Occupation of the Channel Islands in 1944.

What could be the last copy to survive will now be auctioned by Mullock Madeley auctioneers of Shropshire, who have given it an estimate of between £300 and £500.

The Active Secret Press were a small band of islanders who used a crystal set to tune into BBC broadcasts and then typed what they heard to distribute around Guernsey.

Bulletins were usually updates on the war with clips from Winston Churchill's speeches or details of other important information.

An edition produced on September 10 1944, however, simply detailed the latest football results from teams as far flung as Scotland and Manchester.

Richard Westwood-Brookes, documents expert for Mullock Madeley, said there was no doubt of the risks run by the men who produced the sports bulletin.

He said: "The Germans had confiscated all known radios on the island, and anyone caught in possession of one faced deportation to Germany.

Anyone producing under-ground news bulletins would have been shot."

Because the bulletin was typed by hand, it is believed only a few copies were made, meaning the document for auction could be the only one to survive. It is particularly special because it has been signed by LE Bertrand, who organised the Secret Press and operated the crystal set, and Reginald Warley who manned the typewriter.

A booklet by Mr Bertrand on the practices of the under-ground news group will also form part of the lot.

Mr Westwood-Brookes said: "They risked discovery by the Germans and also betrayal by their fellow islanders."