A SUCCESSFUL Lochgelly amateur football club has been hit by vandalism.

Someone decided at the weekend to rip down the hundreds of pounds worth of brand new sponsor banners and burn the wheelie bin at the entrance to Lochgelly United's Moore Park ground.

A couple of the club's coaches cleared up the mess and the ball is rolling to replace the damaged advertisement banners but the club is rightly unhappy at the needless damage caused.

The club said on its Facebook page: "Several people have contacted us with the same two names of who caused the damage. The police have been informed and hopefully there is some sort of progress made! However, if not we will contact the parents directly just to make them aware

"There have been several local companies getting in contact regards contributing to repairs! Thanks go to Bobby Dee, Janet Hughes and Justin Hughes of Cloud Vapours as well as Wayne Wilson, of Wilson Motor Company, for your generous offers and donations!

"We are going to look in to fitting CCTV and what is required to allow us to do that.

"We fully understand kids will be kids and accept that we may need to clean some mess from time to time but the vandalism is a step too far for our club and we feel it’s time to take this further. Hopefully we can engage with local councillors regards this ongoing issue."