If it was to be the last ever game to be held on Workington’s Borough Park then Saturday’s Reds Legends clash was a fantastic send-off.

The sun came out as a perfect backdrop to a great day, with fans flocking down to the historic old ground to see some of the stars of yesteryear go toe-to-toe with the current Workington Reds team.

And what more fitting tribute than to see them compete for the Tony Hopper Memorial Trophy - a name and player synonymous with the club.

Nobody was forgotten throughout the day as the stars of tomorrow battled it out in the morning, youngsters from teams across the area showing off their footballing prowess.

Then came a trip down memory lane as Reds stars going back to the 1950s took a bow in front of the crowd.

Among them were two players from the 50s Noel Hodgson and Billy Robson, the latter one of the Reds stars that played against the famous Busby Babes at Borough Park.

Then it was time for the two teams to step out with many of the Legends pulling on their boots for the first time in quite a few years.

But it didn’t stop them from putting on a show against the current side, with some athletic leaps from keepers Keith Hunton and later Ian Milburn, showing they still have a trick or two up their sleeves.

Some of the biggest cheers rang out around the ground for ex-managers Dave Hewson and Lee Andrews, who both battled to get the better of some of their former charges. There was also a special moment for father and son Kevin and Gari Rowntree who shared the stage on opposite sides for a few moments.

In the end, the current Reds side won the clash 4-0 with two goals from Kieran Maguire and one apiece for Tom Houghton and Sheldon Mossop. Gari Rowntree received the trophy from Tony Hopper’s father John, ahead of a shirt and memorabilia auction, raising funds for the Tony Hopper Motor Neurone Appeal, set up in memory of the Reds legend.

As players and fans exchanged memories and jokes, the sun set on what looks to be an annual event for the club.