STUART McInnes called for his side to “get greedy” and enjoy more of the winning feeling after they delivered the perfect present by shocking Rosyth.

McInnes turned 38 last week and while he had hoped to celebrate a league double, he was more than content to take the positives from a good showing away to Linlithgow Rose before revelling in an impressive win over the Fifers on Saturday.

The community club have impressed since their opening day 6-1 defeat to league leaders Stoneyburn and put in a battling display to upset Rosyth in the 3-2 win.

McInnes told Advertiser Sport: “If you had sat in the changing room after the Stoneyburn game and looked at their faces and the disappointment, it became clear the penny then dropped with the players that this is going to be a hard league.

“We obviously have a bit of work to do but at least it’s now looking like we are fighting the same battle. You could see that when we scored the winner and even the goalkeeper joined in the celebrations.

“There were a lot of happy faces in the changing room after and I told them to get greedy. This feeling is what your Saturday should be all about. Coming here and not being disappointed.”

Rosyth arrived at Beechwood as the clear favourites having seen off West Calder United comfortably during the week and Lochgelly Albert last weekend, scoring 11 goals in the process.

But the Wee Sauchie stood up to the challenge and McInnes was full of praise for their efforts.

He said: “They were coming up here with the mindset that they were going to win 5-0 just like they had during the week.

“We stood up to the challenge. They’ve got a couple of guys from the East of Scotland and one guy from Kelty Hearts.

“But I think they got a fright from how hard we were to play against.

“I knew if we kept it tight that the guys would fight. For what we lack in skill, the guys make up for in effort.

“Even if you take Wednesday’s game, I don’t think Linlithgow would have fought as hard as we did.

"We were a man down from the start of the second half and yet we dominated the second half.

A number of McInnes’ men looked the part over a hard fought 90 minutes. No more so than two-goal hero Danny Kleinman and goalkeeper Aedan Houston, whose first half penalty save was the pick of a string of fine efforts to keep Sauchie in the game.

The fine displays are a double edged sword for McInnes, however, and he knows it won't be long until they catch the eye of teams higher up the food chain.

“At the end of my day I know what my role is in the club,” he said. “I would be disappointed if the likes of Danny, Peter Maxwell, my brother, and even the likes of the young goalie don’t push on.

“As much as we wouldn’t want to lose them, the end goal is to progress them into the other Sauchie team.”