Ayton Football Club celebrated their 50th anniversary in style on Saturday at the Wilson’s Lane clubhouse.
As well as a six-a-side football tournament involving over 60 players past and present, there was an exhibition in the annex room between the village hall and clubhouse, organised by former player Peter Lee, of memorabilia from the village club’s past 50 years.
The football competition was organised by current players Alex Hamilton and Mark Plumpton and refereed by Lester Smith.
There was also a barbecue, as well as a rest break in the clubhouse where the players and spectators took time to watch England beat Belgium 1-0 in their final warm-up game before Euro 2012.
The band BIG ME, led by former Ayton FC player Wayne White then entertained the footballers from 9pm onwards, with a raffle draw, and further music from the local band afterwards.
Plumpton, who is the manager of the Ayton Reserves team on a Saturday and the Sunday League team boss said: “The day was brilliant, it couldn’t have gone any better!
“We had over 60 players past and present take part in the football tournament with James Frier scooping player of the day.
“There were former players and families all coming to show their support which was fantastic. It was a great day enjoyed by all.”