Meadowbank United’s frustrating season continued at the Oamaru Showgrounds on Saturday in a 6-2 loss to West End A.
Toppling West End always looked a tall order for Simon Willett’s side with the visitors sitting in second place behind Northern Hearts on the points table.
Bank created opportunities but found themselves 2-0 behind at the break, Willetts said his team were punished for giving away possession too readily.
“We’re not too happy,” he said.
” We were going well in the first half, I think we had more shots on goal in the first half, in the second we were giving the ball away a lot in silly areas which was putting us under pressure, I was guilty of it myself.”
Matt Haywood offered his side a life-line early on in the second half to make it 2-1 before West End extinguished any hopes of a come back.
Meadowbank were scheduled to play table- toppersNorthern Hearts next weekend but the fixture build-up means the Oamaru side will have a bye week.
Willetts said his players remain confident in defeat.
“We’ve still got our target teams that we want to beat and we’re playing some nice football,” he said.
“We had West End rattled, we could have won which is good for the confidence.”
By JAMES FORD