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Brook Street crashed to another heavy defeat in this season’s Brook Street Cup this morning, this time by 1-5 to Polish side Stary Korsarz.

Despite the defeat, the coach insisted that he would not be changing the line-up for the remaining fixtures despite it looking likely that the hosts would not get past the group stage.

“We see these competitions as a way to give match experience to our younger players. This is invaluable, and will see the youngsters progress much faster than they would if we stuck out a more experienced side”.

He continued, “Some people might think we should be going all-out to win what is ‘our’ cup, but we’re looking at the bigger picture”.

Brook Street travel to Berlin next week to face Hertha Berliner Sportclub.


Kyle Fair unleashes the shot that resulted in the winning goal for Brook Street today.

Kyle Fair’s thunderbolt of a shot four minutes from time was all that separated Brook Street and Tachyonstorm at New Home Park today.

It had been a particularly frustrating afternoon for Brook Street and the fans as despite having the lions-share of possession, creating a number of chances and having what appeared to be a stonewall penalty denied, the Tachyonstorm defence seemed to have be on the way to achieving an invaluable away point.

However with four minutes remaining the ball was knocked sideways to Kyle Fair from a free-kick, and as soon as the ball left his boot there was no doubt that the points were staying at New Home Park.

“It was a strike worthy of winning any game”, said the coach after the match. “As soon as the ball left his boot, we all knew it was net-bound”.

He continued, “Tachyonstorm had played a very defensive game, and to their credit, they had done so particularly well. They got lucky with the penalty claim, but it was down to us to break them down”.

“We kept our shape though, and eventually got our reward”, he concluded.

The win saw the side move out of the play-off zone into fourth place.

Nikolakis Tsirilidis fires home sapho fc's final goal in their 4-1 Brook Street Cup 6 win at NHP

Brook Street were given a harsh lesson in finishing in their opening BSC 6 match against Greek side sapho fc at New Home Park this morning, the visitors winning 4-1.

Although Andy Hautala had equalised just two minutes after Pompiliu Constantinescu’s opener, the visitors were back in front before half-time through Wil Nixon’s strike two minutes before the break.

Sapho were dominating possession and they turned this into goals in the second half, netting two counters without reply through Konstantin Haikara and Nikolakis Tsirilidis.

“We’re really disappointed by the result and the performance”, said Eskild afterwards. “We’d come into the cup looking to progress far, but after this result we’re already up against it to qualify from the group”.

The only positive to come out of the game was that the younger players all got a good run-out and will benefit from the experience.

Goals from central defenders Eldvinas Šumlinskas and Maranaj Batusha gave Brook Street a comfortable 2-0 win over Lords 11 at New Home Park yesterday.

“We dominated the match and got the result our play merited”, said a delighted Eskild Bøgholm afterwards. “It was our first victory over them, and getting the clean sheet too was an added bonus. We’ve got something to build on now”.

The win saw the New Home Park side rise to fifth place and close the gap to FC Zippy in third place to just three points.

“The league is very tight this season, so there’s no room for error”, said the coach. He continued, “We’ve got ourselves into a nice mid-table position ahead of our match against the bottom club next week, so we’ve got to ensure we press home our advantage.”

“Dependant upon results elsewhere, win and we could go fourth; lose and we could be in seventh place by next Saturday evening. The margins are that tight”.

He continued, “At the beginning o the season, I think it’s air to say we were favourites for relegation, however we’ve tackled each game at a time, applying different tactics for each, and as a unit we’re more than matching teams that we have no right to. Clearly we’re therefore doing something right by doing this”.

Captain Marcus Lövman agreed saying, “We’ve changed things this season in that we’ve only prepared for a game at a time and have studied our opponents in far greater detail than in previous seasons”.

He continued, “It’s a different approach, but one that is producing results. The Mighty result excepted, we’ve been far from embarrassed in any league match this season, and long may that continue”.

Charlie Greusach powers home the first of his three goals against FC Kyrgyzstan at NHP today.

Although this morning’s match with FC Kyrgyzstan was all but over as a contest by half-time with Brook Street 3-0 up, it took two goals in the last ten minutes to give a more accurate reflection of the home team’s dominance.

Charlie Greusach had powered home a header from a corner in the eleventh minute to open the scoring, and Eskild Bøgholm had added a second two minutes later. Charlie got his second from a header after twenty-five minutes, but some inspired goalkeeping from Nikita Beylin in the FCK goal foiled Brook Street’s attempts to add to the scoreline before the break.

Charlie hit the post after seventy-two minutes as he went in search of his hat-trick, but he only had to wait a further eight minutes for it when he lashed the ball into the net having cut in from the left.

Fons Consheim got in on the scoring with six minutes left, coolly finishing off a chip through the heart of the visitors defence.

Speaking afterwards, Eskild said, “Charlie took his goals very well. We all know how good he is in the air, so it’s no surprise he’s scoring so many goals with his head, but he’s also very good on the deck as his third goal illustrated”.

“It was a good team performance though. We were solid at the back, created a number of chances from midfield, were good from set-pieces and one of our strikers has got a hat-trick. You can’t ask for more than that”.

The coach also laughed off his third goal in two games saying, “Three goals from a full-back isn’t bad, especially given his age! The forwards needn’t worry though, as we’d have to be in really dire straights for me to be playing up front again”.

He will have something of a dilemma for Saturday’s match with Lords 11 in who to play up front, following Charlie’s treble.

“We’ve got real competition for places in the team and Charlie’s thrown down the challenge”, said the coach. “It’s up to the other forwards to show me they want a place in the starting eleven on Saturday as much as he does. Such competition is healthy and keeps everyone on their toes”.

FC Kyrgyzstan will be Brook Street’s opponents at NHP for this week’s International Friendly Match, the Kyrgyz team having accepted our invitation earlier today.

The match will see Brook Street complete the set of matches against Kyrgyz sides, having already defeated Mitisenok 5-0 in Kyrgyzstan back in Season 26.

Kick-off on Wednesday is at 10:30 BST.

Dan Zieleznik stuns the home side with a breathtaking volley to level the scores.

Eskild Bøgholm this morning reflected on a terrific battling performance against the league leaders that saw his side bring a point back home from FC Zippy Arena.

“The lads did everything I asked of them and Dan’s equalizing strike was nothing short of sensational”.

“We showed great character coming back from losing a goal and having to re-jig the midfield when Kyle had to go off injured”.

On Kyle Fair’s injury, Eskild said, “The doctors have looked at Kyle’s knee and it’s not as bad as first feared. It’s early days, but we think he’ll only be out for a week”.

Singled out for praise was keeper Ville Yrjölä who the coach reckoned played his best match for the club.

“Ville pulled off two truly breathtaking saves at critical times in the match. Had he not made them, the outcome I’m certain would have been very different”.

“We’ve been trying to instil this battling quality in the side and we’re now starting to see the results. We’re becoming a difficult side to play against and we’re starting to pick up points in places that we’ve never got a point before”.

He continued, “The Mighty result aside, our results have been very respectable and I feel we have improved considerably on last season. That said”, he added, “sixth place is still our aim”.

“No-one should forget that this season is an exceptionally difficult league, I believe it is ranked fifth, yet we are still holding our own. That speaks volumes for the players at this club. Man-for-man, we probably don’t deserve to be in this league, but as a unit, it’s a totally different ball game”.

Brook Street’s reserves comfortably defeated Killer Kanjhas 6-0 at New Home Park in this morning’s friendly match.

Andy Hautala opened the scoring after twenty-six minutes with a fine solo effort and Player/Coach Eskild Bøgholm doubled the lead seven minutes later, curled a cracking shot past Sultan Qassim Al-Tooby in the Kanjhas goal. Sixty seconds later it was 3-0 as the coach blasted home to double his tally.

Two minutes after the break, Andy Hautala finished off a superb move to kill off any hopes of a Kanjhas fightback.

Vitor Leocadio dashed through to knock home the fifth goal with seventy-five minutes on the clock, and less than a minute later Al MacHarold rounded off the scoring with a strike from an acute angle.

The coach expressed his happiness with the result saying, “We controlled the match from start to finish and got the reward our play merited”.

When asked about his brace he laughed, “There’s clearly life in the old dog yet! I don’t hit the net very often these days, so to get two in the same game is something of a collector’s item”.

He continued, “We got the chance to try out a couple of things today and they seemed to work well. We’ll work more on them in training this week”.

Brook Street Athletic FC are delighted to announce that Killers Kanjhas, currently third in Series II.1 of the Hattrick Football League of The Sultanate of Oman have accepted our invitation to a friendly match, and will visit New Home Park on Wednesday. Kick-off is at 10:30 BST.

Eskild Bøgholm was left disappointed by his side’s 1-0 defeat to Spikey Thistle at New Home Park yesterday.

While they dominated possession, they couldn’t turn this into chances, and Cai Thuy’s strike for the visitors four minutes from the break proved to be enough to separate the sides.

“We were pretty evenly matched”, he said “but they took their chance while we didn’t”. He added, “We controlled midfield so it’s disappointing that we didn’t make more of it”.

On a positive note however he said, “It shows how far we’ve come that we we’re matching the current league champions in what is a very difficult league, albeit we’ve lost narrowly”.

“If we can keep up this level of performance, create more chances and get a bit more of a rub of the green, then we’ll be fine”.

Kyle Fair echoed his coach’s sentiments saying, “The lads are gutted that we’ve lost this. We’ve gone toe to toe with the current champions and matched them, yet we gave them one single chance in the game and they took it, whereas we couldn’t convert ours. That’s a real gut-wrencher”.

He continued, “We’ve got to take the positives from the match and use them to our benefit in our forthcoming games”.




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