AN "EXCEPTIONALLY HIGH" standard of hockey took place during a two-day event in Dunfermline.

Hundreds of youngsters from across Fife's primary schools took part in the festival run at Pitreavie Athletics Centre.

A total of 26 teams from 21 different primaries competed in the P6 Indoor Hockey Festival last month, with around 220 pupils playing.

The event is held every year and is run by Dunfermline Carnegie Hockey Club, with support provided by the Dunfermline Carnegie Trust and Dunfermline and West Fife Sports Council (DWFSC).

There was joy for both Crossford and St Margaret's as they emerged as winners from the two days.

On day one, Crossford's youngsters showed their class with their A team clinching top spot on the day.

They finished ahead of Dalgety Bay in second, with Aberdour and St John's in third and fourth place respectively.

St Margaret's were the best team on the second day of competition as their hockey prospects showcased their skills with an impressive display.

Townhill A came second, with Cairneyhill third and Lynburn B fourth.

Pupils from Dunfermline High School helped run the event by scoring and umpiring.

Lindsay Weir, DWFSC secretary, said: "Special thanks always go to Keith Foster and his team of coaches for organising the event and coaching in the primary schools.

"A huge thanks goes to everyone involved. It was another great success with a lot of quality hockey on show."