Meadowbank men humming after another solid win

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Another weekend has passed and the Meadowbank first division men’s footballers have smiles on their faces.

They followed their breakthrough win in the South Canterbury League, and subsequent victory in the cup, with a 2-0 league win over Timaru Boys’ High School on Saturday.

That represented some turnaround, the schoolboys having won the corresponding fixture 5-0 in the first round.

Timaru Boys’ had some chances to open the scoring in the early stages of Saturday’s game but could not find the net.

Finally, after gathering some focus and composure, Meadowbank started to dictate play.

As he so often does, forward Suillivan Martin got the Oamaru club cranking with the opening goal, and he added another in the second half.

Meadowbank coach Keith Roach was proud of his team for the combined effort all players had put into the game.

“We went up there almost with a full-strength squad and came away with what we deserved.”

Meadowbank newcomer Sam Bastin, better known in the cricket community, stood out for Roach for his midfield effort.

“He’s settled in nicely and he played very, very well. He just kept running all afternoon.”

It was not such an enjoyable weekend for the Meadowbank women.

Due to a lack of numbers, they had to default to Pleasant Point.

The Meadowbank women are scheduled to play Timaru City this weekend.

The men are back in Timaru to play West End, while the Meadowbank reserves – who had the bye last weekend – play West End-Mountainview.