THE inaugural fixture played in memory of a player of both Wallington and Rothbury will be heading back to Scots Gap.

Premier Division side Wallington held on to record a 2-1 victory over their Division One rivals as the teams contested the Mark Bruce Memorial Trophy.

Bruce was described by both teams as a 'legend' as he made his mark throughout Northumberland football.

He represented Wallington throughout the 1990s and 2000s, his goals helping the team clinch the Division Two title in 2001 before moving on to Rothbury. After his death in June, the two sides decided to host an annual memorial fixture in his honour.

And it was the Greens of Wallington who were the proud recipients of the first trophy, coming out on top of a keenly contested fixture.

They were one goal to the good just before the 40-minute mark when Michael Angus broke the deadlock. They turned around for half time 2-0 ahead when striker Jordan Nellis doubled the advantage just one minute before the break.

Lee Richardson gave Rothbury hope from the pen spot on 73 minutes, but Wallington saw it out to get their hands on the silverware.