Irvine Meadow co-manager Colin Spence has challenged his players to go the rest of the campaign unbeaten at home after they picked up a 3-1 win over Cumnock at the weekend.

Meadow went into the Premier Division match looking to get back to winning ways after falling out of the Scottish Junior Cup a fortnight ago against Auchinleck Talbot.

They got off to the best possible start at Meadow Park, taking the lead inside five minutes.

Jared Willet ran down the left wing and whipped in a dangerous cross into the box that found Connor Boyd at the near post who turned it in.

The away side rallied however and grabbed a goal of their own just two minutes later.

Nock striker Smart Osadolor, with some tenacious play on the wing to win the ball, squared it into the middle of the box and it was tucked in by Finlay Frye.

Medda bounced back however and regained the lead through an own goal midway through the half.

Willet was involved again, this time his free-kick from the right was headed into the Nock net by defender Greg Ferry.

Just before the end of the first period Meadow extended their lead in an almost carbon copy of their second goal.

A dangerous ball in once again from Willet on the left was turned in at the back post by the unlucky Ferry in a botched clearance.

There was no scoring in the second period at Meadow picked up their second win in a row in the league and at home.

Speaking to the Times, Spence said: “I have challenged the players to try and go unbeaten if we can for the rest of the season.

“We have dropped the majority of points at Meadow Park this season.

“We have lost seven games in the league and six of them have been at home which has been the most disappointing thing this season.

“So, if we can recreate our away form and bring it to Meadow Park, we can break into the top five no doubt.

“In the New Year, it has been two wins out of two at home, with six goals scored which is outstanding, so maintaining that is the challenge.”