Irvine Meadow Co-Manager Colin Spence says they must turn Medda Park into a fortress as they sunk to another home defeat against


Beith went one nil up in the first half through Conner McGlinchey and he scored again via a free kick in the second half to double the away side’s advantage.

Meadow scored a consolation through the head of Brian Connor, but it was not enough as they fell to their second successive home defeat, with a 2-1 loss.

Speaking to the Times, Spence said: “The first game at home to Glenafton simply was not good enough and we got a reaction against Rutherglen with a solid win up there. We were hoping we would kick on against Beith but it was another setback.

“With two of our opening three games being at home, you are looking to win your home games, especially this year when the league is so cutthroat.

“We certainly need to start making Meadow Park a tougher place for teams to come and play.”

Despite the rocky start to their campaign, Spence insists he does see some positives signs.

However he admits they make look to remedy areas for concern in the transfer market.

He continued: “I see enough positive signs at the moment, but we are still probably looking to bolster the squad if we can.

“We are looking at one or two players in areas that we have identified are weakness in the team over the opening games. “

Next up for Meadow is a midweek fixture in the West of Scotland

Football League Premier Division as they take on Rossvale away from home.

Spence says the pressure will be on again to pick up as many points as possible in the early season fixture pile up.

He told the Times: “I said to the players after the loss at the weekend it puts pressure on for Wednesday.

“We will need to go up there and take the game to them and come away with a positive result.

“When it is two games a week like we are playing at the moment it just about picking up as many points as possible.”