THE head coach of a Dunfermline-based cycle speedway team has expressed his delight after they opened their new season with victory.

Fife Revolutions, who are based at their custom-built track at Queen Anne High School, enjoyed an impressive start to their British Cycling North and Scotland League Division One campaign with a win over Hull.

The team, who last year competed in Division One for the first time, but had yet to emerge victorious, produced a fine day's racing to come out on top.

New signing for this season, Jason Keith, made his race debut for the Revolutions, and he paired up with Jake Slight to help them to win the opening heat, with Fife going on to take the next three.

The home side saw the likes of Lewis and Harris Alsop, Kayden Davidson, Jack Lister, Dougie Morgan, Elliott Davies and Harry Langdale also contribute well as they ended with a 104-76 win.

The win over Hull for the Revolutions comes six years after they made their debut in Division Two of the North and Scotland League, which they marked with a success over the same opposition.

Craig Masson, the team's head coach, said: "I am really pleased to get our first-ever Division One win under our belts, and the progress we have shown.

"We hope to take that confidence now into the rest of the season. We know that we have a lot tougher matches ahead, not least starting away to title favourites Sheffield this Sunday.

"We've got a busy couple of months ahead. Our next fixture after Sunday is in the Scottish League in Edinburgh, welcoming new team, the Border Raiders. A number of our riders are representing Scotland in the Home International, in Newport, Wales, before we host a round of the Kingdom Crits on Saturday June 10."

After their trip to Sheffield, the Revolutions' next home match is at home to Astley and Tyldesley on Sunday June 11.