In response to co-boss Irvine Meadow, a goalless draw with Beith felt extra like a loss

Irvine Meadow co-chief James Latta admitted he was bitterly disappointed to leave Bellsdale Park just one point after Saturday’s goalless draw with Beith.

Meadow missed many early opportunities and failed to take advantage of Larry McMahon’s dismissal in the second half, with Beith playing the last 20 minutes with 10 players.

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“We should have buried the game for the first 20 minutes,” said Latta.

“We created some really good opportunities. We’ll get one of them, we’ll win with two or three.

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“I don’t know if the boys’ heads went down at halftime because we didn’t achieve that goal.

“The second half was a bit scratchy and even when it dropped to 10 men nothing really worked for us.

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“It feels more like a loss than a draw, but that just goes to show how far we’ve come to expect a win here.”

Beith keeper Dale Burgess played a huge role in keeping Meadow in check with some stellar stops, but Latta added, “You could say good saves, but I say bad mistakes. I expect we will take that risk. “

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