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Brook Street’s Division III status, along with the position of coach Eskild Boghølm, was looking increasingly precarious following today’s 1-4 defeat at the hands of The Mighty Blues Noses.

Prior to the match, the coach had said that defeat was “unthinkable”, however as early as two minutes into the match, it was becoming apparent that the unthinkable was going to happen when Fatih Sökmen opened the scoring for the visitors.

Street’s cause was not helped when Yann Schories was helped off after only seventeen minutes, and by the time Eldvinas Sumlinskas joined him in the treatment room midway through the second half, the visitors had netted a further three goals and were strolling to victory.

Dan Zieleznik’s eighty-fourth minute strike was nothing more than a consolation goal, but by then the vast majority of the home support was either heading for home or already in the local hostelries.

With Brook Street facing the tougher of the two run-ins, things are now looking bleak for the New Home Park side and only maximum points against FMGLive Addicts (a) next Saturday and The Disorders (h) on the last day of the season will guarantee safety.

“We were in a similar position last season and pulled through”, said a bullish Eskild Boghølm at the press conference afterwards, however he conceded, “although the league is much tougher this season”.

Asked if he’d resign, he rounded on the questioner saying, “I’m no quitter!”

Whether the coach is given the opportunity to “quit” or whether he will be fired could rely upon the result next Saturday.

“There are six points to play for, and we’ll be going all-out for the six”, said the coach. He added, “We know The Blues Noses have all but got three in the bag as they play Tachyonstorm in the final game, but we’ve taken four off FMG and The Disorders so far this season. That’s enough to keep us up, but we want to finish the season on a high”.

Brook Street ’s Under-19 team extended their unbeaten start to their first Scotland Youth Select league campaign with an impressive 6-1 away win against Rangers under 18’s. Danny McPhee and Ewen Miller both netted hat-tricks as the Brook Street youngsters ran their hosts ragged.

Now only Brook Street and ExPat Y retain maximum points after three matches, with the New Home Park side well ahead on goal difference. The two meet in a fortnight at Thistle Crib.

Brook Street may have bowed out of BSC6 at the group stage; however this morning’s 0-0 draw with sapho fc in Greece ensured that following our disastrous start to the campaign, we finished with an unbeaten three match run.

“Had we played as well in our first three matches, we could have been looking forward to a semi-final”, said Eskild before adding, “As it is though, we’ll be looking for a good friendly match next week instead”.

Today’s match was a fairly even affair and although shots on goal were at a premium it did however provide good entertainment for the 4368 spectators.

“We matched them much better than in our first game.” said the coach, “We suspected they’d try to attack us on the flanks again so we set up to combat this. We kept it tight too which meant we could bring on the youngsters for a run-out in the second half and give them invaluable match experience”.

While Brook Street look for a friendly next week, sapho fc can look forward to their first Brook Street Cup semi-final, where they will face Serbian side, Car Dusan.

In the other semi, last season’s runners-up, and BSC4 winners, Hardy’s await the outcome of the “winner takes all” match between current holders, Limerick FC and Hungarian side Újpest Partisans.

For all the teams who have bowed out of the competition at the group stage, Brook Street Athletic FC would like to thank you all for taking part and hope to see you the season after next for Brook Street Cup 7.

Although it could be argued that Saturday’s final scoreline perhaps flattered Spikey Thistle, there can be no doubt that Brook Street were comprehensively beaten at The Rock.

Second half goals from Kyle Fair and Daniel Zieleźnik had made the scoreline a respectable 5-2 before the roof caved-in in stoppage time.

Speaking this morning, an under pressure Eskild Bøgholm admitted, “I fully realise that this defeat has seen us drop towards the relegation zone, and that our match this weekend has now become the proverbial “six-pointer”.

He admitted that a win for the visitors next weekend could prove to be disastrous for Brook Street’s continued Division III status.

“Defeat next weekend is, for me personally, unthinkable. We cannot afford to drop points next week and expect to take enough points from our remaining games to ensure our safety”.

He continued, “Needless to say, we are going all-out to secure the points”.

New signing Nemanja Janković was introduced to the gathered press at New Home Park this morning prior to training with his new team mates for the first time.

The highly rated Serbian youngster was signed on Thursday for around £2M and travelled to Scotland over the weekend.

His new coach said, “We’re thrilled to have managed to secure Nemanja. He’s an exciting prospect, and could even be a future U-21 player for Serbia. These kind of players don’t come round very often for a club like ours, so I know he’ll be a huge player for us”.

On signing for Brook Street Nemanja himself said, “I don’t know much about Brook Street yet to be honest, but they’re playing at a very high level and I hope to do well with the club”.

Nemanja is likely to make his debut for the club against Hertha Berliner Sportclub in Wednesday’s Brook Street Cup tie at New Home Park.

Jarno Vekeman slams home our goal against Lords 11 in the Highlands this afternoon.

Our four-game unbeaten streak in the league came to a juddering halt against Lords 11 in the Highlands today with the home team winning by 5-1.

Street were put under pressure from the kick-off, and eventually succumbed to the inevitable when Aidan Clark opened the scoring after just 11 minutes. Worse was to follow four minutes later when Alexandre Noël headed home number two.

Desperate to get back into the game, Brook Street were constantly pushing forward and eventually got their reward five minutes from half-time when JarnoVekeman smashed home the ball to make the score 2-1.

Lords’ lead was only cut to one goal for two minutes however as Alexandre Noël fired home his second and Lords’ third following a fine solo run.

Ville Yrjölä had kept Street in the game in the fifty-third minute, however he was helpless to deal with Aidan Clark’s header after sixty-five minutes.

Ten minutes later and Timoteo Cunha Lima completed the scoring after some terrific build up play.

“Yes, it was a bad day at the office today”, said Eskild afterwards. “These things happen, but we’re really disappointed with the result. We just didn’t get going and were 2-0 down early in the game”.

He continued, “We got ourselves back into the game, but Lords’ showed that they were more determined to win, and that bothers me. We’ll have to address this in training this week.

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