ROSYTH are looking for a new manager after the club revealed co-bosses Russell Craig and Dean Ogg are take on new off-field roles.

Following Tuesday evening's loss to Kirkcaldy and Dysart, the club released a statement which said that the pair would be taking up positions on the committee to drive a "large scale project".

In their statement, Rosyth said: "Rosyth FC are in the midst of a large scale project that will require a strong focus off the park.

"As such, co-managers Russell and Dean have agreed to take up a position on the committee and will (along with new and existing committee members) drive this exciting opportunity for the club."

There has already been interest in the role, with applications open until September 16, with Craig and Ogg continuing to take the team until a new boss is in place. 

Last Saturday, Rosyth lost 3-0 to Luncarty in the Alex Jack Cup, second round, thanks to goals from Kevin Sinclair, Aidan Strong and Olly Hamilton, before defeat to Kirkcaldy and Dysart.

Despite Ryan McDonald giving them the lead, Daryl Falconer and John Smith gave the visitors the points in their East of Scotland League, First Division clash, leaving Rosyth bottom after four games and searching for their first point.

"They've obviously had a good start to the season," Craig said of the Luncarty match.

"They scored at the right times. They got one in the first half, they then scored in 46 minutes, so going in at 2-0 at half-time, we just didn't create enough chances.

"The effort is always there from the boys. At no point have we ever questioned the boys' efforts and workrate, but we're just not creating enough chances, certainly on Saturday."

On Tuesday's game, he added: "In the first half, we were unbelievable. Playing well, playing the way we me and Dean want them to play; short and sharp, going through their zones.

"We had numerous chances and then we went in 1-0 up, wee Ryan McDonald with a header at the back post.

"Second half, we just went out a bit flat, and switched off for five minutes. Five minutes kinda killed us.

"We tried and tried to get back into the game, but we just couldn't get that equaliser, which has been the story of our season."

Alex Jack Cup, second round: Crossgates Primrose 4 Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts 1

CROSSGATES PRIMROSE continued their defence of the Alex Jack Cup by taking the derby spoils last Saturday against Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts.

Alan Campbell's side, who will host Thornton Hibs in the last eight, with a semi-final at home to Lochore Welfare or Tweedmouth Rangers at stake, fell behind early on thanks to Swifts talisman, Greig Spence.

Craig Reid, however, pulled them level before David Cross and Archie Campbell put them two goals clear by half-time.

Cammy Muirhead secured the victory just after the hour mark and Campbell said: "We got off to a bit of a slow start but, once we found our rhythm, we played reasonably well.

"I think we deserved to win. We created a bit more and were clinical. We scored at good times. After losing the early goal, it was important we responded, and we did.

"We're playing reasonably well going forward. We've scored eight goals in our last two goals. We scored four last week against Oakley but we want to be hard to beat and defensively to be a bit smarter. I thought on Saturday we did that."

Swifts counterpart Pat Scullion, who was forced into some changes from his team's previous outing, a 3-0 win over Haddington Athletic, said: "We started really well. Greig scored a really good goal but then we lost a goal from a set play. Crossgates are a big, physical, strong side, and we lost another goal from a cross, which was disappointing.

"We changed the shape to try and get back into the game but they set up to nullify our threats. We were not really at the races on Saturday."

East of Scotland League, Premier Division: Penicuik Athletic 2 Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts 0

SWIFTS followed up their Alex Jack Cup exit with their first defeat of the league season to leaders Penicuik Athletic on Tuesday evening.

The hosts, who have won all five of their games, took the spoils thanks to Aidan Walsh and Taylor Hendry's goals but Inverkeithing boss Pat Scullion, who felt his side were not treated with enough respect by their opponents, was far from downbeat.

"I was delighted with the way the boys went about it," he said.

"I thought we were really good. We showed a good bit of character, had good spells in the game and had chances. We looked a threat, especially in the first half. The boys never, at any stage, let their heads go down."

Swifts are third in the table, with four wins from five matches.

Alex Jack Cup, second round: Oakley United 3 Kinnoull 1

OAKLEY UNITED moved into the quarter-finals after Derek Murray's 15th-minute goal gave Peter Goldie's men the lead, which was doubled just before the half-hour mark by Scott Bruce.

Although Cammy Robertson pulled one back for the visitors, Jack Cowan wrapped up the home side's win late on to set up a tie at Luncarty.

Today's fixtures: East of Scotland League, Premier Division – Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts v Musselburgh Athletic (2pm), Crossgates Primrose v Penicuik Athletic. First Division – Rosyth v Newtongrange Star (both 2.30pm).