The Meadowbank men’s first division team suffered another loss at the weekend.
Meadowbank was beaten 6-0 by Roncalli-Thistle in Timaru.
There was a mixed bag of reasons behind the team’s downfall, coach Keith Roach said.
“We fell short, mainly through a very flat display.
“They were working hard, but not the way they should’ve been doing.
“I’m not saying they didn’t put the effort in – they just weren’t putting the effort in in the right areas.”
Despite the lopsided scoreline, Meadowbank goalkeeper Daniel Brokenshire managed to pull off several impressive saves.
“It could’ve been a lot worse,” Roach said.
Roach was proud of Meadowbank reserves player Flynn Reyntjes, who performed well after stepping up to the first division team.
“He showed good composure on the ball and played very well. He was our man of the match – it was a good debut for him.”
Meadowbank was reduced to 10 men when Ben Morris was sent off the field due to abusive language, though Roach understood it was not directed at the referee.
The coach was confident Meadowbank could rebound against Geraldine this weekend.
“We’ll be going out there with the intention of taking three points, relieve a bit of tension, and move up the table.”
The Meadowbank reserves were beaten 7-2 by the Roncalli-Thistle reserves.
It was a different story for the Meadowbank women, who hit top form again with a 7-0 win over Hearts.
Meadowbank made a cracking start when prolific striker Caitlan Lee fired in an early hat trick.
The second half of the game unfolded in similar fashion as Lee scored two more goals and Aynsley Martin also scored two.
All Meadowbank teams will play in Oamaru this weekend. The men’s teams will play Geraldine, while the women’s team will play Roncalli-Thistle.