FOOTBALL fun at Beath High School provided the perfect result for two local primary schools as they played their way to trophy glory.

Teams of pupils from eight schools – Cowdenbeath, Lumphinnans, Foulford, Kelty, Hill of Beath, Crossgates, St Bride's and St Joseph's – came together on Monday to compete for the 'Cowdenbeath Cup' and 'Cowdenbeath Plate' accolades.

Organised by Active Schools Fife, the event saw the top two teams into two pools go up for the Cowdenbeath Cup, with the remaining sides competing for the plate, and it was Foulford and St Bride's who claimed the honours respectively.

And, in a new structure that was created earlier this year, each school will have the chance of a further shot at glory when they come together for a 'Europa Cup' competition that will be held on April 28 next year.

Ronan Capon, Active Schools Fife co-ordinator for the Beath High School cluster, explained: "The new structure started in May to try and encourage second tier participation.

"The teams who moved forward into the cup competition this time around will have to enter a new squad, whereas the teams who went into the plate will be able to enter the same set of players, meaning that the teams should be more evenly matched.

"It's all to feed a second tier structure which supports giving more pupils the opportunity to compete and represent their school."

The event, which was sponsored by Fairtrade company Bala Sport, also saw assistance in its organisation from former Beath High pupil, Active Schools' coach Alice Fox, and from S6 pupils and Active Schools leaders Jessica McGrath and Russell Anderson, who helped with refereeing matches.