A cold frosty morning was a very exciting day for the newly formed the Monotype under-9s football team who played their first game.

It was also the first time their sponsors Netkandi Limited rolled out branded wheelie bins in the club colours to help keep the 85-year-old sports complex tidy.

Chris Minn, managing director of the local web design agency, Netkandi, said: “We are avid fans of sport and are delighted Monotype has started an under-9s team, giving these children the chance to start their love of sport at a young age. We wish them the best of luck.”

The company donated the wheelie bins to encourage everyone who uses this historic sporting venue to preserve their surroundings and make it a safe and clean environment for the teams to play.

Monotype manager Mark Lodge’s new team worked hard from the start of the game and battled to get on top of South Park nearly scoring in the third period.

In the second half the team pushed hard against their more experienced opponents but at the final whistle the score was 4-0.

Club chairman Andy Parsons said: “The effort and commitment of all our new players was superb. We’re delighted with how they have started to work as a new squad and they can’t wait for their next fixture.”

The game took place on December 28, 2014.