Retired players from Arthurlie pulled their boots on once more to help show a red card to bigotry.

Mark Blakey and Alan Muir were among the legends from the Barrhead club who turned back the clock as the football community joined forces at a tournament in aid of the Nil by Mouth charity.

More than £800 was donated on the day to support efforts to tackle sectarianism.

And the former Arthurlie stars showed they’ve still got the skills as they won the 12-team tournament, which was hosted by Benburb FC at their New Tinto Park complex and also featured legends from the likes of Auchinleck Talbot and Clydebank.

More than 200 fans who went along to enjoy the event saw Arthurlie lift the Alex Gourlay Cup – named in memory of a much-loved manager of Neilston FC.

Members of Alex’s family were on hand to present the trophy.

Dave Scott, director at Nil by Mouth, told the Barrhead News: “It was amazing to see so many players and fans turn out to support the competition.

“The Legends Tournament has cult status in Junior football and it was wonderful to see so many old friends and rivals reunited on the day.

“They’ve raised a fantastic amount of money to support our schools programme, which helps young people build bridges higher than walls.

“Only last month, we were out in East Renfrewshire to visit St Cadoc’s Primary and this donation will ensure that schools in the area can continue to work alongside us to explore identities different to their own.

“Nil by Mouth is incredibly grateful to the players, officials and fans who came along and special mention must go to the organisers, skippered by Barrhead’s own Robert Burns, who put the whole show on the road.

“Junior football is a unique community, full of big-hearted people who love the game for the right reasons. We are delighted to have their support.”