WHITLETTS Victoria are on the lookout for a new manager after Gordon Pope's resignation at the weekend.

Pope quit on Saturday evening after Vics were dumped out of the South of Scotland Challenge Cup by South of Scotland League side Creetown.

Vics took the lead after 14 minutes at Castle Cary Park, but Creetown levelled early in the second half to take the tie to extra time - and David Hughes' 117th-minute header won the tie, and a place in the third round, for the home side.

It was the latest disappointing result in a dismal start to the campaign for Vics, who currently prop up the West of Scotland Football League's first division table with just two points from the 24 on offer from their opening eight league matches.

Announcing the news on the club's website and social media channels on Saturday evening, a Vics spokesperson said: "The former Talbot defender told the players of his decision immediately after today's extra time defeat to Creetown in the South Challenge Cup.

"The committee of Whitletts Victoria would like to place on record it's thanks to Gordon for the work he has done on behalf of the club during his tenure as manager and wish him every success for the future.

"Eoin Waite will take charge of the team in the interim period."

The former Auchinleck Talbot defender was appointed as Whitletts manager in February last year following the resignation of George Grierson.

He retired from playing in 202- and had been managing Talbot's U20 side in the Lowlands Development League before being appointed to his first job in senior management.

Last season he took Vics to the final of the Strathclyde Demolition Cup, where they lost on penalties to Renfrew.

That cup run sparked a turnaround in Vics' early season league form as Pope and his players climbed away from the foot of the table to secure their place in the second tier.