KINGDOM Homes Carnegie ensured survival in the top tier of Scottish Hockey's indoor leagues in emphatic style on Saturday.

Carnegie retained their place in National League Division One with an 8-3 victory over Watsonians at Perth's Bell's Sports Centre.

The West Fifers made a strong start and took the lead when Rob Wallis found skipper Martin Daw in the D to slam low against the backboard.

Gary Clark doubled the Carnegie advantage before Wallis finished well from a well-worked penalty corner routine to make it 3-0 at the break.

Andrew Doyle dispatched a penalty flick to net Carnegie's fourth, but although a quick-fire double from Fraser Heigh halved the arrears, Paul Weston settled any nerves by scoring from a penalty corner to make it 5-2.

Watsonians scored a third through Harry Connolly but further strikes from Michael Ross, Clark and Daw completed an excellent victory.

Daw commented: "We set out this season with the aim to retain National One status and have achieved that in emphatic fashion.

"Despite being a big step up in quality of opposition, we have coped well and competed in many of the games we lost, which is encouraging. We have learned a lot from our first season, evidenced in how comfortable we were against the lower league challengers.

"We will build on this for next season and hopefully push up the table."

Carnegie's outdoors season resumes at home to Stepps on February 16.