Meadowbank United notched their second win in as many weeks with a 6-1 mauling mauling of Thistle A at the Oamaru Showground on Saturday.
Thistle opened the scoring but Jai Narayan was quick to reply before netting twice more to complete his hatrick, in a clash that threatened to bubble over at any point.
Eden Souter then killed the game off for Bank’s fourth following an impressive individual display before midfielder Matt Haywood rubbed salt in Thistle’s wounds by adding two of his own seven minutes from time.
Meadowbank skipper Simon Willets said he was pleased with his side’s performance.
“The first half was pretty feisty,” he said.
“At half time, my words were that we need to play the game and not get tied up with the ref. Thistle obviously didn’t have that talk. They still got tied up with all the ref’s decisions so that put us in the right mind-set I think.
Willetts said his players would now focus on next weekend’s clash with Pleasant Point.
“It will be pretty difficult, but I’m pretty happy with the way we’re playing at the moment and I think we can make it difficult for them.”
Meadowbank will travel to Pleasant Point next weekend for a 2.45pm kick-off.
By JAMES FORD
PHOTO: JAMES FORD – Jai Narayan swings in a cross for Meadowbank United against Thistle A on Saturday.