Irvine Meadow co manager Colin Spence says he was thrilled with his sides defensive display as Medda beat Bonnyton Thistle 1-0 at the weekend.

Medda went into the Premier Division match looking to get back at it in the league having been involved in cup action for the two weekends prior.

The only goal of the game came in the second half at the Synergy Arena and it was an own goal that sealed Meadow’s fifth win in a row.

Speaking to the Times, Spence said:”I think the three points were deserved in the end.

“It is not a game that will live long in the memory, the match lacked some quality at times. It was a game that was in the balance for a long time, we probably had the better chances in the first half and hit the bar.

“It always looked as if the first goal would win the game.

“So, with 15 minutes to go, we mixed it up to go three at the back and threw Sean McIlroy up front to give us more of a physical presence.

“We got the goal not long after that and McIlroy was in the mix for it, so we gambled a bit with those changes but it paid off.”

Alongside the three points Meadow picked their first clean sheet in two matches having conceded to both Cumbernauld and Kilwinning Rangers in recent goal fest cup ties.

Spence says he was pleased to add to their recent run of clean sheets in the league as he hailed the whole team for not ditching their defensive duties.

“Before the Kilwinning and Cumbernauld games, we were on two clean sheets in a row, so that is at three in a row in the league which I am over the moon about.

“To keep clean sheets in this league is not easy, there are a lot of good attacking teams and forward players.

“So, to have a run of clean sheets like that is quite remarkable.

“We are defending all over the park, the players up front are working really hard and so are the midfielders as well.

“So, that makes the defenders jobs that much easier and Marc Waters in nets has been making saves when called upon.”