TWO teams battled it out to be crowned the first winner of the Ben Wilson Memorial Trophy.

More than 300 friends, family and loved ones gathered to see Overton Youth v Popley AFC on Sunday afternoon to commemorate the life of 18-year-old Ben Wilson, who died after a collision with a Volkswagen Polo in Micheldever, on September 15.

The match was organised to raised money for St John’s Ambulance after a member of its team gave the Basingstoke College of Technology student treatment at the scene of the incident.

All of the Overton Youth – Ben’s old team – players wore a special pink and black kit with “Ben 18” on the back.

Ahead of the kick-off, a minute’s applause was observed.

Julie Dodd, committee member of the group which organised the match, said: “It was such an amazing day with an incredible turn out.

“Everyone came out to show their support for Ben’s family and as well as the match there was so much going on. From the raffle, to head shaving, it was just such an incredible atmosphere.”

Popley ran out winners 8-6 with Ben’s younger brother Ewan coming on to score a penalty.

The Popley team was presented with the Ben Wilson Memorial Trophy, which has one of Ben’s medals placed into it. There was also trophy for Man of the Match which was presented to James Fuller by BBC Sport presenter Mike Bushell.

James was with Ben at the time of the incident.

As well as fundraising at the event, there was hundreds of stones brightly coloured with hearts and Ben’s name. The “Hearts for Ben” stones will now be spread across the area in the hopes that others will find them and Ben’s memory can continue to live on.

In total the event raised £6,232.81.

Julie added: “It was such a fitting tribute for a much-loved person.”

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