Meadowbank steps up

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Meadowbank United marched to a dominant win over Pleasant Point despite being reduced to 10 men for the majority of the South Canterbury football competition clash on Saturday.
A Paul Holmes double and goals to Eden Napier, Andy Lane, Caleb Roberts and goal-scoring machine Matt Haywood secured a 6-1 win at the Oamaru Showgrounds.
The only blip for Meadowbank came when Jacob Willetts was sent off at the 35-minute mark, which coach Simon Willetts said was a result of dissent.
“It was basically in retaliation for something an opposition player had done in a tackle earlier.”After leading 2-0 at halftime, Meadowbank continued to dominate despite being a man down.
Willetts said he was proud of how his side stepped up when Jacob was sent from the field.
“I’m pretty happy. The boys played really well. “We were only 2-0 up at that point and it could have turned the whole tide of the game. We had a chat at halftime and came up with a game plan, which the boys stuck with really well. They probably exceeded my expectations.” Meadowbank reserves fell to a 4-1 loss to Pleasant Point reserves in Oamaru.
Sullivan Martin scored Meadowbank’s lone goal.
Meadowbank’s seniors take on Thistle A in Timaru tomorrow. The reserves play Thistle B.
The women’s side plays Northern Hearts Red in Oamaru on Sunday.