A CHARITY football match took place in Tullibody over the weekend in memory of a teenager who died last year.

Steven Alexander Robertson died on September 13 last year after being diagnosed with stage 2 Hodgkin's lymphoma.

The 19-year-old only had around four weeks of chemotherapy left and doctors were pleased with the progress he had been making.

However, Steven's organs began to fail and he passed away.

Within days of Steven's death his friends organised a fundraiser to help pay for his funeral and then a charity football match was held in his honour.

Now, one year later, another match took place at Lornshill Academy on Saturday, September 17.

Steven's friends and family split into two teams, with one side wearing Celtic kits and the other wearing Rangers strips.

Just like last season it was the team in green and white hoops who were victorious, winning 7-6. The result would have put a smile on the face of Steven, a huge Celtic fan.

Abbie Taylor, the big sister of Steven's best friend, helped organise the day and describes Steven as "like a brother" to her.

The day was full of entertainment from start to finish with a Just Dance half-time routine and singer Amy Knox performing after the match ended.

A raffle was also held with all money raised on the day going towards Macmillan Cancer Support and the total currently stands at £829.15.

Abbie told the Advertiser: "I am overwhelmed with the support from everyone in the community, from Tillicoultry Football Club for coaching the boys to all the businesses donating such amazing prizes.

"For everyone sharing the posts and coming to watch the boys it keeps Steven's memory alive and he would be over the moon thinking he was famous."

Keeping Steven's memory alive is so important, Abbie says, as she believes a lot of people can take inspiration from how he tackled his challenges.

She said: "I think it's so important because Steven lived his life to the fullest and even when he was diagnosed with cancer he still continued to go to work [and] go out with friends.

"He never let it get him down, he had the right perspective on life and I think a lot of people should take a note from his book, right to the very end.

"I will do everything I can to make sure that his memory lives on throughout us forever as he was such a big part of everyone's lives and still is."

There is hopes that this event will be an annual event and will be bigger every year.

Abbie added: "I just want to say thank you to everyone for raising awareness for such an amazing cause close to all our hearts.

"I think everyone can relate to this cause as it's something that [can possibly] effect someone close to us or ourselves at some point in our life and it's amazing to raise money for such a charity like Macmillan."