Jake MacConnechy fires Brook Street into a 2-1 lead against Tongue United in the Scottish Cup yesterday.

Brook Street Athletic may now be in the third round of the Scottish Cup, but their performance in the third round tie with Tongue United was far from convincing.

Although the New Home Park side won the match 4-1, few players emerged from the match with pass marks as the coach admitted afterwards.

“While we were strong at the back and up front, our midfield toiled, although to be fair, our inner midfielders were all only nineteen and fresh from the Academy”.

He continued, “I feel that was an error on my part, and perhaps the younger players would benefit from having an ‘older head’ amongst them. That’s something I’ll have to look at again”.

“I’ve got to say however, our goals came from all areas of the pitch which can only be good”.

Athletic opened the scoring after only two minutes through Laurent Étcheverry, but the home side hit back four minutes later when Edgar Robardston slammed home the equaliser.

Jake MacConnechy restored the lead with a fine strike, however it was another forty-nine minutes before Al Caird made the scoreline 3-1.

A defensive lapse let Marcus Lövman make the score 4-1, but Athletic’s inability to boss a match is a trend that the coach is eager to end.

“We’ve got to impose our will on matches and turn our possession into chances and goals”, he said.