RECORDS were broken and new champions crowned at Longmeadow Sport Club, in Whitchurch, on Sunday as the Rotten Hill Cup returned for its third year.

More than 500 spectators turned out to for the annual football showdown between Whitchurch and Overton, with the visitors completing a memorable double.

Overton United won both the adults’ Rotten Hill Cup game — the first in its history following Whitchurch United’s two-year winning streak — and the under 13s contest.

The event also raised in excess of £4,000, beating the previous record set in 2017. The funds will be distributed between the two clubs and their nominated charities — the Kingfisher Day Centre, in Laverstoke, and Simon Says, a child bereavement support charity.

Brian Adams, a representative from Simon Says, helped present the winners’ and runners-up medals to the junior sides.

A special award was also presented to Whitchurch United goalkeeper Derek Hack, recognising his service to the club over the past 50 years.

Derek, who started playing for the club as a 15-year-old, today maintains the pitch as a volunteer and is one of the key people who help keep the club running.

It was the under 13s that kicked off the day’s action, with Overton running out 3-1 winners.

The adults team then picked up from where the juniors left off in the second game of the afternoon. Overton stormed into a 4-0 by half-time before adding a fifth in the second period to complete a resounding 5-0 victory.

The visitors take both trophies home, where they will remain until Overton host next year’s competition at Bridge Street.