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Newmains United 3 - 3 Saltcoats Victoria

HUGS: Josh Anderson celebrates goal with Michael Barton (Photo: Garry McCabe)

NEWMAINS UNITED are again offering a season ticket for a tenner which gives discounts on curries too.

But Paul Davies admits they failed to make Saltcoats Victoria pay on Saturday.

Michael Barton cashed in to hit a hat-trick which had United 3-1 up heading into the closing stages of the game.

It looked set to be the perfect response to their losses in the League Cup sections.

But some sloppy defending late on saw Vics hit back to level and earn a share of the points.

Co-boss Davies said: “Everything was looking good for a great game. Our pitch was looking the best it had for year and the sun was shining which made for a great opening day.

“We’d had a really tough seven days with all the sectional cup games but we’d always intended to use those games to give players a chance to get some gametime.

“We lost all three games but the players responded brilliantly and I’m still struggling to believe we didn’t come away with all three points.

“I felt we dominated the game and at 3-1 I thought we were comfortable. But then we gifted Saltcoats a free header and gave away a needless penalty.”

The clash was the first home league game of the season. Fans are again able to buy a ticket which will allow them entry into all 14 home clashes for just £10.

The pass will also get you 20 percent off evening meals at the club’s sponsor, Waterloo-based Indian restaurant The Pink Turban.

United are at home again this Saturday when relegated Yoker Athletic visit Victoria Park (kick-off 2pm).

Graphic: Briony Painter. See more of her work here and here