FOOTBALL festivities ruled Father's Day in South Newton as the village club played host to 90 teams for its traditional tournament.

The club's six-a-side tournament, now in its 29th year, entertained teams across the country, from under 8s to 15s.

FC Salisbury United's single goal over Sholing Youth was enough to be victorious in the under 12s.

Fellow city side, Salisbury FC, also tasted success, winning the under 10s via a penalty shootout against Tidworth Tanks.

Newton & Wishford Under 9s reached the semi-finals, losing to the eventual winners, Brynawel AFC from Swansea.

But there was better news for the host club's under 15s, who were basked in glory after defeating Broadtown Colts on spot kicks.

Other winners included Wimborne Town, Pace Youth and Greenmeadow Youth.

Mike Plowman, chairman of South Newton & Wishford United FC said: “We are very proud of the tournament we host here each year.

“The feedback we receive from both players and managers is universally positive and we would like to thank everyone involved in making this event so enjoyable for all of the boys and girls who competed."

"Once again, we saw some terrific football played this year and it was great to see local sides competing with the best in the region.

"The whole weekend is put together by a small team of volunteers, players and players’ parents and the club would like to express its sincere thanks for all their hard work. Next year will see our 30th year and we’re already planning to make it our biggest and best event yet!"