IT WAS a tale of two brothers for Irvine Meadow at the weekend as they battled through tough conditions to earn three important points.

Medda travelled to away to face relegation threatened Cambuslang on Saturday, on a heavy pitch which kept quality to a minimum throughout the 90.

But Kevin Deeney’s side battled right to the end to secure a great 2-1 win.

Their task was made difficult as they conceded early on, and trailed 1-0 at the break.

But a header from Isaac Kerr levelled the match before a last minute winner from his brother Louis, who had come on as a substitute, meant all three points came back to North Ayrshire.

Speaking after the match, manager Deeney was pleased with how his side battled throughout the game.

He told the Times: “The determination, belief and the guts of the boys hanging in there.

“It was a tricky game.

“The park was really bad, but it’s the same for both sides, no one was really playing any football on it. You have to go back to front and it becomes a bit of a lottery.

“Going behind so quickly, you think this is going to be tricky. You can’t play your way out of it, you need to battle your way out, and that’s what we did.

“I thought at the end we were worthy of it.”

And Deeney, who has now won both of his games in charge, was happy to see one of the changes he made during the match work out so well.

Louis Kerr replaced Connor O’Donnell in the latter stages, after putting in a tiresome shift up and down the park.

Deeney commented: “I hope all my subs go like that in the future - though I can’t guarantee that!

“Connor was playing well but he just couldn’t do it any more.

“In the last minute, it was the fresh legs that did it. He [Kerr] got beyond the two strikers to get on the end of the pass/shot, and that’s just fresh legs.”

The result cements Medda’s position in sixth place in the WoSFL Premier League, ahead of another huge clash against Glenafton at Medda Park on Wednesday, March 1.

And though results have been positive since Deeney took over, he is still refusing to look beyond the original goals set when he first came to the club as George Grierson’s assistant.

He said: “The goal is don’t get relegated – when we came in that was the job and it doesn’t change.

“We’ve put two wins together and you want to go on a wee run but I know what it’s like, you can go on a bad run as well.

“We want to finish as high up the table as possible but we need to rack up some points and secure our place in the league.”