Andy Hautala slams home the opening goal of the game with only two minutes played.

Brook Street Athletic got their first points of the season on the board today with an excellent 5-0 win away to Whiskaz Wonderers. Goals from Nemanja Jankovec (2), Andy Hautala, Kyle Fair and Eldvinas Sumlinskas gave us the win with a performance that the coach described as “thoroughly professional”.

Andy Hautala fired Athletic into an early lead only two minutes into the game and from that moment, the New Home Park side never looked back.

Nemanja Jankovic doubled the lead ten minutes later as Athletic piled on the pressure, and could have added another after twenty minutes but for a goal-line clearance after he had rounded the home keeper.

That third goal was on the cards though and it came from the Captain, Kyle Fair who rifled home a real pile-driver in the twenty-eighth minute.

Athletic still weren’t done, and Nemanja Jankovic got in close to score his second and Athletic’s fourth with only half an hour gone.

From this point, Athletic eased off safe in the knowledge that there was not to be any comeback, and it’s fair to say they strolled through to half-time.

Only a fine save prevented Yann Schories from adding to the lead in the seventy-third minute, but nine minutes later Eldvinas Sumlinskas pounced on some sloppy defending to bury the ball in the home net to make it 5-0. The big Lithuanian could have had a second goal five minutes from the end however the home keeper made an outstanding block to keep the score semi-respectable.

After the match, Arjen Bogaert said, “We were thoroughly professional today and dominated the match from start to finish”.

“We were composed on the ball and knocked it around well. We dealt with everything they tried to do and we bossed the match. They never got a sniff of a chance, which is very pleasing”.

He added, “We’ve now got points on the board, and although two sides are still on maximum points, we’ve got something to build on”.

Athletic’s next match is our Scottish Cup tie with Andy’s XVR on Wednesday, and the coach reiterated his intention to play the reserves despite the likelihood that Andy’s will play their first eleven.

“If we go out, then so be it; if we win, then so be it. The league is of more importance to us and I’m not prepared to risk losing players through injury in a cup which we have absolutely no chance of winning”.

He concluded, “If our opponents want to play their first team, then that is entirely up to them. We will be fielding our second eleven”.

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