PICTURES: Scarborough's Boxing Day traditions

Football action
Football action

Scarborough celebrated a traditional Boxing Day with the annual football match and raft race in South Bay.

The festive attractions drew large crowds and were thankfully blessed with blue skies despite forecasts of wild and windy weather.

The football teams

The football teams

Our photographers Steve Lilly and Paul Atkinson were there to capture the action.

Did you go to watch the events? What did you think? Email us on newsdesk@jpress.co.uk

For full picture coverage see Thursday's Scarborough News.

Crazy raft race

Crazy raft race

The crowds look on

The crowds look on

Battling it out

Battling it out

Paddling away!

Paddling away!