STEWART KENNY has been sacked as manager of Oakley United.

The club confirmed to Press Sport yesterday (Wednesday) that Kenny had been relieved of his duties.

A club spokesperson said: “Oakley United can confirm that Stewart Kenny has left the club.

“The club would like to thank him for all of his hard work and everything he has done for the club.

“We wish him all the best.

“Oakley United will now be looking for a new manager in the near future.”

Press Sport understands that Kenny was informed of the decision on Tuesday morning following the weekend’s defeat to Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts.

Oakley were leading at half-time but were beaten courtesy of two second-half goals from the Swifts.

Since breaking the news in this morning's Dunfermline Press, the club have confirmed the departure on social media.

A statement read: "Oakley Utd and Manager Stewart Kenny have parted company.

"We would like to thank Stewart and his management team for the unwavering effort they put into our club and for leading the club to a historic first senior cup final.

"We would like to wish Stewart and his management team all the very best for the future.

"Oakley Utd will be accepting applications for the vacant manager's post if interested please send details and CV to"

Kenny was appointed Oakley’s manager in October 2018 following the departure of Richard Fox from the dugout.

Kenny joined Blairwood Park from Tullibody Amateurs and steered Oakley to a ninth-place finish in the league last season.

He had set his sights on a top-five spot this year, with the club currently sitting eighth in the East of Scotland League, First Division Conference A table.

He also helped guide Oakley to their first final as a senior club as the team reached the final of the Alex Jack Cup in November.

They pulled off a shock victory over Dunbar United in the semi-final to give themselves the chance of winning their first piece of senior silverware.

They met Musselburgh Athletic in the final but were unable to beat the favourites.

Musselburgh survived Oakley’s early scare to win the cup with a 4-2 victory, with United reduced to 10 men during the clash.

East of Scotland League, First Division Conference A/B:

Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts 2 Oakley United 1

STEWART KENNY’S last game as Oakley United boss ended in defeat after Hillfield Swifts pulled off a shock comeback victory.

Oakley were winning 1-0 at the interval but the Swifts fought back through a Steven Slimmings goal.

Reece Bernard then rifled in a ‘wonder strike’ 10 minutes from time to win it for the Ballast Bank men.

Swifts boss Grant Brough told Press Sport: “Reece’s goal was worthy of winning any game.

“He cut across the ball, struck it perfectly and it dipped in off the bar.

“Before he hit it, I said to myself, ‘Please don’t shoot from there, Reece’.

“He could try that another 1,000 times and not hit it as well as that again.

“He’s been excellent for us all season and he’s been one of our main men.

“It’s great that he got his goal but he’s never going to shut up about it now.

“Form goes out the window in these local games and I think Oakley may feel hard done by with the result.

“We scored two great goals so I’d say we did just enough to win it but it was a close game between two sides that both went for it.”

  • Saturday’s fixtures: EOSFL First Division Conference A/B – Oakley United v Glenrothes (2pm), Burntisland Shipyard v Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts (2pm).