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The club are delighted to announce that we will host Senegalese Ligue II.4 side fc ndiaye lo for a friendly match next Wednesday. Kick-off will be at 10:30BST.


Dario Zintu and Oleg Zhigalov both hit doubles as Athletic won 7-0 against Montreal Nighthawks at New Home Park this morning.

Nemanja Janković opened the scoring in the twenty-seventh minute having cut in from the right, and just five minutes later it was 2-0; Dario Zintu leaving the Nighthawks central defence for dead before firing the ball home for his first goal of the morning.

Athletic were clearly coping with the conditions better than the Canadians, and this was clear for all to see nine minutes from the break when Liran Tzur left his marker sitting on his backside to finish off a fine move on the left from an acute angle.

Oleg Zhigalov upped Athletic’s lead to 4-0 two minutes after the break, after storming through the Nighthawks central defence, and four minutes later the Russian got his second goal in almost identical circumstances.

With seventy-two minutes on the clock, Emil Vasiu added another goal to their lead striking home the sixth goal after an attack from the left set him up unmarked in front of the keeper.

Athletic wrapped up the scoring with eleven minutes left when Dario Zintu coolly rounded the keeper to make it 7-0.

Afterwards, Arjen Bogaert was downbeat about the game saying, “The heavy showers clearly affected the match, but we seemed to cope better”.

“We got a good win, but we’ve certainly played better”, he concluded.

It was confirmed tonight that Canadian Series V.55 leaders Montreal Nighthawks will visit New Home Park on Wednesday. The match as usual will kick off at 10:30 BST (03:30 EDT).

Andy Hautala makes the points safe with his eleventh goal of the season.

Goals from Yann Schories and Andy Hautala gave us a 2-0 win over Glenury Untied in front of a capacity crowd at New Home Park this afternoon. The win now makes it a straight two-horse race for the league title between ourselves and Accretia.

Athletic put Untied under the cosh straight from the kick-off and within two minutes should have had a penalty when Paul O’Healihy was up-ended as he attempted to round visiting keeper Fingal Pringle. The referee however turned away instead of pointing to the spot and showing the keeper a red card.

This only made Athletic even more determined and they could’ve taken the lead after fourteen minutes however Onésimo Murube pushed the shot just wide.

Although Athletic were totally dominating the game, their task became a whole lot easier in the eighteenth minute when, following an off the ball incident with Kyle Fair, Claus Horgan was given a straight red card.

The incident had happened behind the referee however his assistant saw the whole thing and indicated that Horgan had elbowed Kyle in the face.

Glenury had been up against it with eleven men, but to hold out with ten looked almost impossible, especially in the twenty-second minute when Athletic were awarded a penalty following a hand-ball. However they were let off the hook when Paul O’Healihy fluffed his lines and put the spot-kick straight into the arms of Fingal Pringle.

The set-back clearly didn’t put the Brook Street players off their stride and nine minutes later they finally made the breakthrough, when Yann Schories drove home following a fine solo run on the left.

Athletic were completely dominating the match, but with only a single goal lead there was always the possibility of Glenury doing the unthinkable and equalising.

Onésimo Murube almost set those nerves at ease in the fifty-second minute, but for some fine goalkeeping from Pringle.

The two players seemed to be having a personal duel and once again it was the visiting keeper who came out on top in the eighty-first minute when he brilliantly turned away the Spaniard’s shot for a corner.

He was left powerless just two minutes later when another superb solo run and low cross by Yann Schories was driven into the net by league top scorer Andy Hautala to make the points safe.

“This could have been a real banana skin for us”, said Arjen at the press conference after the match.

“They play a very defensive game, so it was up to us to break them down. We played magnificently and got the result our play merited”.

When asked about the red card he said, “It certainly had an effect on the game, but I don’t think Glenury could have held out for the entire ninety minutes as we were pinning them right back before the ordering off. It was the right decision though; Kyle Fair is now missing two teeth and has a very sore jaw”.

“We were superb this afternoon, and now the title race is between ourselves and Accretia”.

He concluded by saying, “I am also very happy that we got this vital win in front of a capacity crowd. I think we can safely say that we entertained the supporters today”.

Athletic’s reserve team returned home this morning in high spirits following their 9-0 demolition of Ultimate Dream in El Salvador last night.

A first half hat-trick by Igor Bulatov was the main highlight, although this was an excellent team effort with many plusses. The Ukrainian opened the scoring with eighteen minutes played, and doubled the lead two minutes later from the penalty spot after Andy Hautala was up-ended in the box.

Onésimo Murube, being given a run out following his injury, got on the scoresheet in the thirty-fourth minute before Igor got his hat-trick goal just four minutes later.

Athletic were in full flight and Oleg Zhigalov got in on the scoring act four minutes before the break to give us a 5-0 half-time lead.

With the home team clearly shell-shocked by the first half onslaught, Athletic eased into the second half and were content to knock the ball about. It wasn’t long however before they hit the goal trail again, Bruno Le Ber capitalising upon a mix-up in the home defence to make it 6-0 in the fifty-eighth minute.

Yann Schories was having a fine game and capped his performance with the first of his two goals four minutes later, and Onésimo Murube added his second in sixty-eight minutes.

Athletic were threatening to really steamroller their hosts when Yann Schories made it 9-0 with twenty minutes remaining, however this proved to be the final goal of the game, Athletic being happy with their efforts and content to simply knock the ball about as the match slowed to walking pace.

When asked about taking the foot right off for the final twenty minutes, Arjen said, “This was only a friendly match. Had it been a competitive match, that would have been a completely different matter; however there was no need to rub their faces in the dirt”.

He continued, “We played exceptionally well and everything we tried to do in front of goal seemed to end up in the net. These results sometimes happen, but let’s not forget, we have a very strong reserve side”.

“The result gives us a real boost ahead of Saturday’s vital league game, and has also seen a few players playing themselves into contention for starting places for our match with Glenury”.

Athletic took full advantage of Accretia dropping two points against Glenury Untied by defeating Handball Rovers 4-0 at Hell Stadium in this afternoon’s Tayside derby.

The home team created the match’s first chance with six minutes played, however Aloys Bilz’s shot went past the post.

This proved to be the only opportunity the home side would be given to score, and twenty-seven minutes later, Paul O’Healihy finally broke the deadlock when he curled a real beauty of a free-kick home in.

A minute later, Kyle Fair almost doubled the lead, but despite getting his shot off, the angle proved too great and he only found the side netting.

Athletic were in the ascendancy and found the net again four minutes before half-time, when Andy Hautala was on hand to capitalise on a mix-up between the Rovers’ central defenders.

Onésimo Murube was left unmarked just after the hour mark, and the Spaniard never misses chances like this.

Athletic weren’t finished quite yet, and with the home fans streaming for the exits, Andy Hautala made the most of a slip by Rovers’ Piercarlo Ghitti to run in on goal before outwitting the home keeper and rolling the ball into the empty net for his second of the afternoon.

However it wasn’t all smiles for Athletic this afternoon as with ten minutes left, as Onésimo Murube was on the wrong end of a horrendous challenge, which resulted in the perpetrator, Constantin Ziege, receiving a yellow card and Arjen Bogaert being lectured by the referee about his outburst that the card wasn’t red.

“It was a disgraceful tackle and merited a red card; I was merely pointing this out to the referee”, said Arjen after the match. “Onésimo looks like he’ll miss next week’s match now”.

On the match itself, he declared that he was very pleased with the result. “This could have been a tricky one for us, but we’ve come through with flying colours”.

He continued, “We played very well and scored great goals. With Accretia dropping points today, we’ve really turned up the heat on them. We’ve got to ensure that we take maximum points against Glenury next weekend”.

He then added, “We know how they’ll play, so it’s up to us to break them down”.

El Salvador will be the reserves’ destination next week as Division III.5 side Ultimate Dream accepted our challenge this evening.

Fons Consheim evades the Cruzalemddy defenders en route to scoring the winning extra-time goal.

A golden goal from Fons Consheim ten minutes into extra time rounded off an excellent fightback by Athletic against Nicaraguan side Cruzalemddy FC at New Home Park this morning.

However with the match only five minutes old, it looked like it would have a completely different outcome, as the visitors raced to a 2-0 lead with a brace from João Fabiano Melo Alves.

Athletic pulled one back through Bruno Le Ber with eleven minutes played, but a minute later a foul by Mustafa Can Turkan on Dario Zintu saw the youngster limp off to be replaced by Andy Hautala.

Despite having the lion’s share of possession, Athletic struggled to break down the well organised Cruzalemddy defence, and it took until the fifty-ninth minute to finally make the breakthrough.

Yet another Athletic attack had been repulsed when the ball broke out to Jake MacConnechy. He slid the ball sideways to Oleg Zhigalov, and from the edge of the box, the Russian curled a superb shot beyond the reach of the visiting keeper and into the net.

Eldvinas Šumlinskas was making his comeback from injury, and it was at this point that Arjen Bogaert decided to replace the big centre-back with Fons Consheim.

Andy Hautala almost got on the end of an Igor Bulatov free-kick on the hour mark but the ball slipped agonisingly past, as did a shot by Danial Hasnaş in seventy-eight minutes as Athletic turned up the heat.

Oleg Zhigalov almost turned from saint to sinner with only seven minutes left as he almost gifted a goal for the visitors, but there was to be no further goals as the game went into extra time.

The game had slowed somewhat, and seemed to be edging towards stalemate when Fons Consheim picked up the ball on the left flank with ten minutes of extra time played.

The Cruzalemddy players backed off as he advanced, no doubt expecting the ball to be swung into the box, however Fons had different ideas and having evaded a couple of challenges cracked the ball into the net to give Athletic the Golden Goal.

Arjen was satisfied with the performance, but not with the defending for the two Cruzalemdy goals.

“We were given a stern challenge today, and that was good for the players. We have got used to steamrollering teams, so it was good for them to come up against a team as good as Cruzalemddy”.

He continued, “They caught us cold at the start, and we lost two bad goals. The boys did show a lot of character to come back from that, and deserve credit for that”.

When asked about Dario Zintu’s injury he said, “It doesn’t look too bad now that we’ve taken a look at it. Hopefully he’ll be back for next week’s match, but he will definitely be unavailable for Saturday”.

Brook Street Athletic are delighted to announce that this Wednesday’s friendly match will see Nicaraguan División III.4 leaders Cruzalemddy FC visit New Home Park. Kick-off, as usual, will be at 10:30 BST.

Yann Schories side-foots the ball under bairns keeper Gaizka Drake to complete the scoring.

Onésimo Murube hit a hat-trick as our 10-0 demolition of gunner_bairns at New Home Park this afternoon equalled our record league win.

There were also braces for Laurent Étcheverry, Paul O’Healihy and Yann Schories with our other goal coming from José Eransus.

Onésimo Murube opened the scoring with only six minutes played, finishing off a magnificent build-up on the left flank with aplom.

Athletic had clearly identified the visitors’ right side as being a weak point as the second goal was almost a carbon copy of the first, the only difference being that it was José Eransus who finished off the play.

The third was also the result of a play on the left which resulted in Laurent Étcheverry being left unmarked in the six yard box. The Frenchman was never going to pass up a chance like this, and unsurprisingly slammed the ball into the net.

Laurent was again on target a minute later, however this was the result of a fine solo run which left the visiting defence trailing in his wake.

Athletic were up to speed now and added a fifth before half-time through Onésimo Murube, who broke through the centre to fire the ball home.

Six minutes after the break, Paul O’Healihy fired home a real thunderbolt of a free kick from all of thirty-two yards to make it 6-0, and Onésimo Murube completed his hat-trick on the hour mark to make it seven.

Paul O’Healihy netted his second of the afternoon in sixty-eight minutes before Yann Schories powered a header home to make it 9-0 with seventy-one minutes played.

Two minutes later, the German was on target again to make the score 10-0 and complete the scoring.

Despite the lack of any further goals in the last seventeen minutes, Arjen Bogaert was far from unhappy at full-time.

“We absolutely dominated this game and got the win we deserved. We were rock solid at the back and irresistible up top and yet again scored goals from all departments. I couldn’t ask for more”.

He continued, “With all due respect to the other sides in the league, it’s looking increasingly likely that the title-race is between ourselves and Accretia, and that it will go all the way down to the wire. It’s just galling that we blotted copybooks in the first game, as we’ve got the meanest defence and most fearsome attack in the division”.

He concluded by saying, “We know our goal, and exactly what we have to do to get to it”.




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