FRIENDS and family of a Southampton father killed in a hit and run came together for a memorial day.

Celebrating the life of Steven Johnson, loved ones took part in the annual football match dressed in the Liverpool fan’s beloved strip called Stevey J’s XI.

The 20-year-old father of two was killed after being hit by a car walking on the A3057 at Romsey in April 2013.

The driver involved did not stop.

For the fifth year, a memorial football match and gathering of friends and family at the Saints Pub took place to mark Steven’s life.

Despite the time that has passed, mum Ange Dandridge said the event does not get any easier.

Ange said: “It’s wonderful to have the support here and see everyone out with all his school friends.

“Although it’s a nice sight, it does bring it all back.

“It never gets easier to deal with, it’s just as upsetting now as it was back then.”

A pupil of Redbridge Infant School and Redbridge Community School, Steven lived in Romsey with his dad James after he split from Steven’s mother.

James, 50, said: “It’s been another good event and everyone has given their support.

“We all want to remember Steven as the incredible person that he was.”

Balloons were also let into the sky Steven’s loved ones in his memory, with relatives describing it as an emotional day.

Kerry Smith, Steven’s auntie said: “We all love to see the reaction of everyone who knew and loved him, but there’s always an underlying feeling of sadness.

“If he was here now, he would be dancing.

“There isn’t a day where he isn’t thought of, and isn’t missed.”

Three years ago a bench was bought in his honour in Mansel Park.