Saturday 11th March was an historic day at Leigh East as they played hosts to Rylands and Leyland Masters.
Over 50 lads were out playing on the day, but the day had greater significance to two of the Leigh East players.
Masters in UK said "au revoir" to Red shorter Steve Marsden who played his last game before emigrating to La Rochelle on the French Atlantic coast, promising to find some Masters out there.
And Masters said "Willkommen" to Stefan Schmitt, originally from Dusseldorf in Germany now living in Leigh, who played his first game of Masters at thirty-eight in white shorts.
Stefan was persuaded to have a game after his son started to play Cubs at Leigh East and he was roped in to help out with the lads.
Masters was then a natural progression! Afterwards Stefan enjoyed his experience and confirmed he will be playing again!
The three games were very entertaining and played at a quick pace on the artificial pitch with a good mix of young and old Masters showing their skills.
After the games, everyone enjoyed the hospitality provided by Leigh East!
The three teams will be back in action in two weeks' time at the Lancashire Clubs Festival at Hindley on Saturday 25th March.