DUNFERMLINE Water Polo Club claimed a Scottish Cup double on Sunday – but three of their teams had dreams of glory sunk.

The club were in action at the 2016 Scottish Water Polo Championship finals in Dundee where they were represented in all five of the matches played at under-16s (mixed), under-19 girls, under-21 boys, senior ladies and senior men.

The under-21s and senior ladies lifted silverware but the appearance of all five Dunfermline teams meant that nine of the last 10 showpiece matches at the championships have been contested by the club.

The under-16s took on rivals Warrender and, despite producing a strong performance and creating a number of scoring chances, the Edinburgh-based side were more clinical and edged a tight contest 14-9 to retain their title.

Worse was to follow for the under-19 girls who, in an even game with their Warrender counterparts, were level at 9-9 going into the final quarter. The scores were still even at 11-11 with seconds left when they conceded a winner to agonisingly miss out on the trophy.

But after two losses, Dunfermline picked up their first trophy of the day soon afterwards as the under-21 boys secured a 7-4 win over Menzieshill, with goals in the final period from James Melville and Finlay Nesbitt (2) adding to strikes from Matthew Crighton, Lewis Goldie, Jordan McKilligan and Melville.

That was followed by a more convincing performance from the senior ladies who, after taking a 5-1 first-quarter lead against Menzieshill, went on to record a 13-7 win thanks to goals from Julia McKay (7), Nicola Tate (3) and Alison Tate (3).

The last match of the day saw the senior men take on Portobello and, although they fell to a 15-6 loss, senior team manager Alasdair Campbell said: “Getting to all five finals is a great achievement and I don’t think that any team have done that for a long time. It proves that we have the best club infrastructure.”