ROSYTH boss Greig Denham has hailed his players as "different class" after their recent stalemate with Dunipace.

Before a break for Christmas, Rec recorded a first shut-out in five games in their first draw of the campaign.

The visitors had a goal ruled out for offside but Rosyth had their opportunities, with the Dunipace keeper producing what Denham described as "three out-of-this-world saves".

Although they had to settle for a share of the spoils, Rosyth have lost just three times in 10 outings since Denham took charge with assistant boss Steve Kerrigan, and the manager said: "I think we were a wee bit disappointed not to get the three points.

"In the dressing room afterwards, you could sense there was an air of disappointment. We created a few clear chances, we passed the ball well, and defensively we were good, although they had a goal disallowed, which was offside.

"It's our first draw of the season and we kept a clean sheet so we'll take the point and the positives from it.

"We've come a long way in a short space of time, being disappointed with a draw against one of the favourites for the league.

"The boys have been different class since we've come in. We've had a couple of blips, which you'll always get with the run the team had been on, but we've only lost three out of 10, and I think we'd have taken that.

"We've had some really good performances against decent teams in the league. In the second part of the season, we need to kick on and try and win as many games as we can."

Rosyth are next in action on Friday, at home to Lochore Welfare, who won the reverse meeting in September, and Denham added: "I think everyone's enjoying it at the minute, which is important.

"There's a good camaraderie and we're looking forward to Lochore next Friday night. They beat us the last time so, hopefully, we can rectify that next week.

"If we get the ball down and pass it, our midfield can look after the ball and we've got strikers that can score goals. If we can put a performance on, we'll not be too far away."

Fixtures in the East of Scotland League are scheduled to return on December 30 and 31.

The fixtures are: Friday December 30, Premier Division – Dundonald Bluebell v Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts (7.30pm), Sauchie Juniors v Oakley United (7.30pm). First Division – Rosyth v Lochore Welfare (7.30pm). Saturday December 31, Premier Division – Hill of Beath Hawthorn v Crossgates Primrose (2.30pm).