Frustration was the preeminent watchword for Meath manager Andy McEntee after his team fell short against Mayo in Navan.

His side had hit the front during the second half on Sunday but a late goal from Mayo's Kevin McLoughlin helped swing the match away from the home team, leaving Meath bottom of Allianz Football League Division One with three defeats from three.

Speaking to RTÉ Sport, McEntee highlighted his frustration at the result.

"Yes, a deep frustration but a couple of emotions really," he said.

"I'm very proud of the way the lads performed but ultimately I'm frustrated."

Of equal frustration to the Meath manager was the amount of added time allotted to his team by referee Seán Hurson.

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"There seems to be one rule for the bigger teams and a different rule for the smaller teams," McEntee said.

"Dublin get an extra two minutes last night to get an equalising score.

"We don't get two seconds when at least one player is blatantly lying on the ground for 30 seconds holding his head because of a head injury.

"But we get to two seconds over and the final whistle goes.

"So maybe you could understand my frustration."

Ultimately, both Meath and Mayo each racked up high wide counts, with the Royal county missing a number of efforts that may have turned the match in their favour.

"That's another part of the frustration," McEntee added.

"We did have chances and we didn't take some of the good chances that we had.

"We can't hide from that fact."