The inaugural John Bowlzer Challenge Match was played at the ADASC Sportsground, in memory of John Bowlzer, a long-time servant of Alfreton and District Amateur Sports Club, (ADASC FC), who recently passed away.
The event in his honour formed part of the ongoing club fundraising programme.
Two teams, one consisting of junior players (under 18s), and the other made up of ADASC managers and coaches, played a competitive and entertaining football match in front of spectators who thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment.
The first half was fairly even, with the younger side creating the chances, and the more experienced 11 soaking up the pressure and competing well.
In the second half, the deadlock was broken, with the juniors striking first. Lewis Thorpe finished well from a right wing cross. The equaliser was not too far away when a speculative effort from Josh Parker, found its way into the juniors goal.
As the seniors tired, it looked like only a matter of time before the younger guys romped away to victory, and sure enough, two further goals by man of the match Liam Minkley appeared to have secured the trophy, but was there still to be a twist in the tail?
Mark Slinn pulled a goal back with a memorable, unstoppable strike from outside the penalty area but the scoreline remained at 3-2 to the juniors.
Connor Kerry received the Challenge Trophy from referee Matt Sheppard, with all the playing participants looking on.