Loughborough University 4 Meir KA 0

Tuesday 18th November 2008
Loughborough University 4 Meir KA 0
Midland Combination Premier Division
At: Nanpantan Sports Ground
Kick-off: 7-45 pm
Attendance: 17
Weather: mild, dry

Meir KA put up a good fight as they went down 4-0 away to Premier Division leaders Loughborough University.

The Students broke the deadlock in the 19th minute through James Weedon in an even first half. Meir went close to an equaliser just before the break. Home keeper Robert Webb failed to hold Mark Philcock’s 30-yard free-kick but the ball was cleared for a corner.

Early in the second half, Adam Coulston beat Webb to a long ball down the middle only to see his shot agonisingly miss an unguarded net. Lawrence Hunter doubled Loughborough’s lead 11 minutes after the restart with a penalty after Meir goalkeeper Richard Amison brought down Matt Allred. Steve Blenkinsop quickly made it three before Amison produced a fine flying save to turn round Lawrence Hale’s volley. Hale added the fourth near the end.

“In the first half we did well,” said joint-manager Gary Woolrich.

“We matched them in every corner of the game.

“Silly mistakes in silly areas cost us but in fairness I couldn’t have asked any more of the players who worked hard.

“You can sometimes work hard but not work clever. Against these top sides, you have to be up and at it throughout.”

Woolrich was frustrated his side picked up more bookings.

“We are not a dirty side and every week we are picking up bookings that could be avoided.”