Meadowbank produce strong performance

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Meadowbank United continued their strong recent form with a convincing 5-0 win over Timaru Boys’ High School on Saturday.

The game was meant to be held at the Oamaru Showgrounds, but wet weather a lack of suitable grounds meant the match was moved to Timaru.

Meadowbank have found a knack of scoring goals in recent weeks and continued that at the weekend with some more impressive form.

Timaru Boys’ High have been winless all season and Meadowbank were not able to become their first victim for the season.

Meadowbank United coach Simon Willetts was reasonably pleased with how his side played.

“I thought we played quite well. We could have scored some more goals and finished off some attacks a bit better, but overall we are happy with the win.”

The Bank made several attacking raids in the first half, but could only muster a single goal through the boot of Jai Narayan, who capitalised on some space inside the box.

“We were only ahead 1-0 at the break and we had a bit of a chat at half-time about things we needed to address and work on in the second half,” said Willetts.

They came out strongly in the second half and capitalised on more chance, netting a further four goals to take them to their 5-0 victory.

Willetts made special mention of the goal by Rhys Curle.

“It was a neatly taken free kick that caused the goalie to go the wrong way, and Jacob Willetts also finished off a cross well.”

One pleasing aspect Willetts said the squad took from the game was the fact that it had been a team effort.

“We played really well as a team and there were no real standout performers. It was a team effort, which was pleasing,” Willetts said.

The side willnow turn their attention towards Northern Hearts A, who they face this weekend.

Meanwhile, the reserves won by default against the Pleasant Point Classics.

By BRAYDEN LINDSAY

PHOTO: JAMES FORD

GOAL SCORER: Jai Narayan was one of five goal scorers in Meadowbank’s 5-0 win over Timaru Boys’ High on Saturday.