Two Fife thugs have admitted their roles in a brutal assault which left a man unconscious.
Jake Goodfellow got into an argument with their victim as he left a snooker club in Glenrothes in the early hours of January 23 last year.
After initially walking from the confrontation, when the man made a remark to him, he turned around and pulled him to the ground.
Co-accused Andrew Malcolm then took over, punching and kicking the complainer and stamping on his head.
He was left unconscious for seven minutes.
Both men appeared at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court as first offenders and will be sentenced next month after meeting with social workers.
Argument turned violent
Fiscal depute Joanne Ritchie explained the eventual victim had been at Styx snooker club, where both Goodfellow and Malcolm had been in attendance with their partners.
The venue emptied at around 1.45am and an argument broke out, which continued along Caskieberran Road.
“The group has made its way towards Glenrothes Boxing Club,” Ms Ritchie said.
“The argument has continued outside the boxing club.
“The accused Goodfellow began walking away.
“Something said by the complainer caused him to turn around.”
Goodfellow and the complainer began struggling and the 23-year-old pushed and pulled the man to the ground.
“At this stage, the accused Malcolm became involved,” Ms Ritchie continued.
Malcolm repeatedly punched the complainer on the head, approximately six times.
Malcolm, also 23, then kicked him on the head four times before being restrained.
He managed to break free and knocked the man unconscious by stamping on his head.
He came to just before emergency services arrived.
He was taken to Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy but left before being properly assessed.
The following day he returned to hospital complaining of a headache and vomiting.
Following a CT scan, he was found to have bruising, swelling and a haematoma.
Goodfellow, whose address was listed in court papers as Glenrothes police HQ and Malcolm, of Balfour Gardens in Glenrothes, pled guilty to assault.
Malcolm, who was on bail at the time, admitted his part in the attack left the victim “severely” injured and endangered his life.
Sheriff Steven Borthwick deferred sentencing for reports until December 20.