McBookie Premiership



MEADOW gaffer Brian McGinty admitted the table doesn't concern him after two goals in three minutes secured a win that keeps them in the mix chasing top boys Kilwinning Rangers, writes Stephen Coutts.


Kieren Wood headed Ladeside into the lead but a Mark McLennan penalty and an Eddie McTernan finish made sure they came back in style to deflate the hosts.


He said: "It was a horrible game to watch for both teams but the game opened up in the second half and we're looking to create chances and keep going.


"We don't concern ourselves with anyone else and we can only win our own games and at some point we'll have a look at the league and see where we're going for the rest of the season."


It was the hosts that started the brightest with Kieren Wood collecting from Grant Dickie and putting it on a plate only for Chris Craig to send a tame shot at the Medda keeper.


Jamie Longworth was next up and had his shot blocked and moments later David Ramsay played in Craig who although skipped past his man to make space finally fired wide.


Medda had a great chance to open when Jared Willet played to Brendan Sharpe and he unselfishly opened it for McLennan whose goal bound effort was only blocked on the line by John Kelly.


Ladeside spurned another great effort when Chris Craig whipped in a corner from the right and Wood rose high to bullet just past the post.


Near the break Wood was in action again cutting back for Jamie Longworth to pull the trigger but Craig got his attempting to leap out of the way.


The match came alive in the second half when Wood nodded in a David Ramsay cross from the left on 61 minutes but their lead was short lived.


Dom McLaren bumped into Sharpe in the box leaving whistler Graham Grainger no option to point at the spot to which McLennan sent home the leveller with aplomb on 64 minutes.


Medda took the lead and the match quick style after Sharpe sent in a cross from the left that Eddie McTernan powered home from close range on 67 minutes.


Blasties boss Robert Scott said: "We just can't seem to keep a lead and we crumble allowing other teams to get back in it."