ANGRY Irvine Meadow boss Brian McGinty has hit out after tempers frayed at the end of a tense clash on Saturday.

An ugly scuffle broke out involving both teams after the match although only two Meadow players, Jared Willet and Jordan McGuire, received red cards for violent conduct.

McGinty said: “The behaviour was totally unacceptable. In my opinion, Jared was only defending himself and it would be unfortunate if he and Jordan had to serve three-match bans.”

However despite the off-the-field fracas, McGinty was impressed with his team’s display in the 2-1 win.

They have now taken seven points from the last possible nine in one of their best runs this season.

The boss said: “Troon have now lost three times to what they said was the worst team in the league. That was an important win for us and we played well but we have a long way to go. Now the aim is to put as much distance between us and the teams below us as possible. We play Hurlford on Saturday and must look to take something from that.”

McGinty was pleased with the manner of the win and said: “It was a good finish from our new signing Roddy Paterson.”

Meadow have secured striker Brendan Sharpe on a two-month loan from Queen’s Park and this will ease their injury worries with a host of players still on the sidelines.

The boss added: “Brendan is a good young player and did well.”