Around 200 kids went fitba’ crazy on the Lockerbie 3G pitch on Friday.
The Annandale and Eskdale Primary Schools Football Festival, sponsored by Magnox, saw another record entry for a school sport competition.
Organised by Active Schools and Community Sport in Annandale and Eskdale for the council, the festival featured tournaments for both small and large schools.
Following round-robin and knockout matches, Lochmaben beat Moffat 3-1 and Newington saw off Hecklegirth 4-0 to go through to the large schools’ final.
Lochmaben won the final 3-2 on penalties after the game finished 1-1.
In the small schools event, Tundergarth/St Mungo and Canonbie won through to the final where they fought out a 1-1 draw and, in a repeat of last year’s final, the game went to penalties. Canonbie were the winners this time, taking the shoot-out 2-1.
John Grierson, Chapelcross closure director, on behalf of Magnox, said: “It is fantastic to see children being offered these chances of competition. Everyone had an enjoyable morning.”
Councillor Jeff Leaver, the chairman of the local authority’s Children, Young People and Lifelong Learning Committee, said: “It is good to see so many schools, coaches, volunteers and young leaders coming together to deliver an enjoyable morning.
“This event yet again contributes to the council’s priorities, especially in supporting children to be healthy and raising ambition.”
Silverware Canonbie won the competition for small schools at the Annandale and Eskdale football festival on Friday