IT WAS quite the day when these two teams of footballing hopefuls proved their worth in front a Daily Echo camera man.

Fawley Falcons and Hamble, both Southampton Tyro League under-11 Division 4 squads at the time, took to the pitch to do battle.

Fawley Falcons were founded in 1973, quickly expanding from a single team to the numerous age categories they now cater for.

From 2004 the club included all-girl teams and, as founding members of the New Forest Girls Youth Football League, are active promoters of girls’ football.

Daily Echo: Hamble v Fawley Falcons - October 5, 1997..

Both teams gave it their all when these pictures were snapped on October 5, 1997 but despite a massive effort from both teams, neither could find the winning goal.

The contest ended 2-2.