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José Eransus turns the ball in off a cross from the right to put us in front.

Brook Street continued their excellent start to the season with a fine 3-0 win over Much Rucking at New Home Park this afternoon.

All of the goals came in the first half of a match that Arjen Bogaert described as “one of the finest displays I have seen during my thime here”.

With the visitors pressing the game as anticipated, Brook Street’s quick pass and rush game caught the visitors out time and again and had them chasing shadows for much of the match.

José Eransus opened the scoring with twenty-two minutes on the clock; deftly turning in a cross from the right, and within seven minutes it was 2-0, Igor Bulatov on the scoresheet this time as Brook Street ramped up the pressure.

Igor turned provider ten minutes before the break, playing through Onésimo Murube who fired home low and hard from the angle to make the game all but safe.

Rucking came out in the second half with the intention of stifling the game, and to a certain extent they succeeded, although both Onésimo Murube and Dario Zintu had chances to extend the lead. To be fair however, the Brook Street players were on cruise control with the win already in the bag.

At the post-match press conference, Arjen said, “Our tactics were spot-on again today and every thing worked like clockwork. I saw some worried glances in my direction when Yann Schories was announced as playing at left wing-back, however he performed very well and helped close down that left wing which was all part of the game-plan”.

He continued, “We’re well on our way to our target points total of fourteen for the season already, and once that tally is reached, we’ll have to raise the bar higher. That’s no bad thing however, and once the bar is raised, we’ll be looking for something better than a play-off place”.

Daniel Hasnaş gets the better of the home keeper to put us four up.

Brook Street’s reserves will now face an away tie against Division IV side Wasps United following our 6-0 thrashing of LOL 178 RSOC in Bathgate this morning.

Andy Hautala and Kenny Corney both hit braces as Athletic stormed into the Scottish Cup Fourth Round at the expense of our West Lothian opponents, with Daniel Hasnaş and Bruno Le Ber hitting the other goals.

“This was a potential banana skin for us, but our players rose to the challenge and showed just how good a side they are”, said Arjen afterwards.

“We took them apart going forward and at the back it was pleasing to keep another clean sheet”. He continued, “We knocked the ball about well and scored some excellent goals today. On that performance, we fully deserve to be in the Fourth Round”.

It would be hard to disagree with the coach as his side dominated the match without really getting out of second gear. “Had it been required, we had plenty left in the tank to step up a gear or two”.

On next week’s opponents Arjen said, “They will be a whole different proposition. They look very strong, but it appears they are another side who field their first team in the Cup. I feel this match will be a far more tactical affair”.

José Eransus slams home what was to prove to be the winning goal against kaos c.f this afternoon..

Brook Street continued their perfect start to the league campaign with a classic “smash and grab” raid against kaos c.f at ka stadium this afternoon.

Despite being under the cosh for long periods, the Monifieth side produced a superb rearguard action to take all three points courtesy of José Eransus’s thirty-fourth minute strike.

After the match, a clearly delighted Arjen Bogaert said, “It wasn’t perhaps good to watch, but our set up today has worked perfectly. I would have been delighted with a point, but to take all three is simply superb for us”.

“We changed our normal tactics with an aim of locking down the midfield, and in the main we achieved this. Yes we rode our luck at times, but we achieved our aim”.

He continued, “We’ve really hit the ground running and to have maximum points with no goals conceded is beyond our wildest dreams”.

“We had originally targeted fourteen points as we felt this would almost assure us at least a play-off place, but we have gained almost half of this already and I think we can really start looking to do better than just simply surviving”.

“I’m not saying we’re going to win promotion, but I now feel it is within our capability to establish ourselves in this league. That’s now got to be our aim”.

New signing Moritz Klüss runs to celebrate his spectacular first goal for the club.

Brook Street breezed into this afternoon’s Scottish Cup Third Round draw following our 8-0 away demolition of peragrines at kendle this morning.

Braces from Daniel Hasnaş and Bruno Le Ber along with an outstanding debut goal for Moritz Klüss and Kenny Corney’s first goal for the club were the main highlights of a game that Brook Street utterly dominated; our other goals came from Andy Hautala and Jake MacConnechy.

“Once again, our goals came from all over the park which was particularly pleasing”, said Arjen afterwards. “We also saw Moritz Klüss and Kenny Corney netting their first goals for the club, which will also be special for them”.

He continued, “We dominated the match, and got the win our great play deserved. I believe we are away again in the Third Round, but the reserves will be up for it. It’s important that our second eleven get match time and the Cup is ideal for that”.

That match will be in Bathgate, as Brook Street were drawn against LOL 178 RSOC. The coach however was not fazed by the prospect of facing the West Lothian side.

Arjen said of them, “They look quite strong in the middle of the park, but from what I can see they’ve played their first team in the Cup matches so far”.

He continued, “This however won’t change our intention to play the reserve players in the match. If they want to field their first team, then that’s up to them, but it’s more important to us that all our players get a run-out over the week”.

He concluded, “We’ve got a very tough game on Saturday which will be a whole different ball game. The league is far more important to us than the Cup and is our primary focus”.

Igor Bulatov runs onto Nemanja Janković’s cross to fire us into the lead.

Brook Street kicked off the new season in front of a capacity crowd at New Home Park, and sent the vast majority home happy having defeated West Brisbane 2-0 to get off to the perfect start.

Prior to the kick-off, the Division IV.42 Championship flag was unfurled amidst a party atmosphere, and the mood of the home support was to remain buoyant for the whole match.

Igor Bulatov got Brook Street off to the perfect start, firing home Nemanja Jankovic’s centre from the right, but despite holding the lion’s share of possession, couldn’t kill off the visitors.

Igor could have finished the game off nine minutes after the break, however his shot rattled the woodwork and bounced to safety. This was only a reprieve for the visitors however, as just fourteen minutes later, Kyle Fair dispossessed the visiting full-backs before rounding Francisco Estúñiga in the Brisbane goal and knocking the ball home.

Indeed, had it not been for Estúñiga the defeat could have been much greater, as late in the match he denied first Daniel Hasnaş then Oleg Zhigalov as Brook Street threatened to run riot.

The home side had to settle for the 2-0 win however, but Arjen Bogaert was delighted with the result nonetheless.

“We were outstanding today. It was so important that we got points on the board early, and we have done exactly that”, he said.

“Our aim this season is simply to survive, so to get three points on the board early is invaluable to us”. He added, “We’ll have our work cut out this season but above all, we must win our home games. That’s one out of one so far, while anything we take on the road is a bonus”.

Elsewhere, current champions, morgan utd defeated kaos c.f 2-0; Carbrain FC thrashed Schwarzeneger Allstarz 7-0; while Fc Inverness United and Much Rucking in the Marsh shared the spoils in a 0 –0 draw.

Website Man of the Match: Igor Bulatov

Dario Zintu slams home the opening goal of the game and send us on the road to the Second Round.

Brook Street eased into the Scottish Cup Second Round with a comfortable 10-0 away win over Clarks XI this morning.

A devastating first half saw Athletic 5-0 up at the break, and although the Brook Street players visibly took their foot off the pedal, the New Home Park side remarkably still managed to fire in a further five goals in the second half.

Dario Zintu opened the scoring in the fifth minute, and within three minutes the game was wrapped up as first Onésimo Murube unleashed a thunderbolt to make it 2-0 in the sixth minute, before Paul O’Healihy curled a terrific free-kick in two minutes later.

Liran Tzur, who had come on for the injured Bruno Le Ber, made it 4-0 just after half an hour, and Onésimo Murube made it 5-0 with thirty-six minutes showing on the clock.

Onésimo completed his hat-trick with twenty minutes left, and Dario Zintu netted his second goal of the game eight minutes later.

The floodgates really opened for the home side in the final six minutes with goals from Igor Bulatov either side of Maranaj Batusha’s volley wrapping up the scoring as Brook Street strolled into the Second Round draw.

It wasn’t all good news for the New Home Park side though as Bruno Le Ber was forced out of the game midway through the first half with what looks like a bad knee injury.

Arjen said, “Bruno’s got his knee packed in ice, and will see the specialist once the swelling has gone down”. He continued, “He’s definitely out of the league curtain-raiser at the weekend, and will probably be out for a couple of weeks if I’m being honest”.

On the result itself he said, “It was good to hit the ground running, and to score goals from every department was particularly pleasing. It’s of course only to be expected that there will be big scores in the First Round, but we played well and scored some well-worked goals”.

“Now our attention turns to the league opener on Saturday”.

The Second Round will see us travel down to Midlothian next Wednesday to face Division V.168 side peragrines.

Brook Street will kick off the new season with a home match against West Brisbane FC on Saturday, before travelling to face kaos c.f the following week. Full details will be available shortly.

Brook Street tonight completed the signing of 19-year old German midfielder Moritz Klüss from Danish Fifth Division side Los Gustos in a £866,000 deal.

Speaking from Copenhagen this evening, Arjen said, “We’re delighted to have secured Moritz’s signature. He’s a young lad, but he will give us a number of options now and in the years to come as he can play either in midfield or as a defensive forward”.

“Moritz has progressed well, but has been playing out of position at his last club. I feel that given the right training, we have got ourselves an outstanding player”.

New Home Park

As contractors began work at New Home Park this morning, the club confirmed that the decision had been taken to increase its capacity to 48,900.

The works will comprise adding an additional 2,050 spaces on the North Bank terracing, 1,400 new basic seats and 250 increasing our executive box seats by 250.

Chairman Louie Scott said, “It’s a move we’ve been considering for some time, but we wanted to identify sections of the ground where there was genuine demand and undersupply before commiting ourselves to expansion”.

He added, “The board were also acutely aware of how costly over-expansion can be, and have learnt from previous mistakes. We however are convince we have got the balance right this time”.

The stadium’s design ensures that development causes the minimum of disruption and and simplifies the whole process so much so that the work will be completed in around ten days.

Louie said, “Much of the infrastructure is already in place, so it’s really just case of bring the areas into use, or in the case of the basic seating area and boxes, installing seating, so we are able to have a very short turn around”.

Brook Street last night parted company with teenage defender Kevin Jenkinson as the young Aberdonian was transferred to Spanish Liga VI side Yonkis FC in a £1,333 deal.

Having only played three friendly matches for the senior side, the decision was made to free the youngster as it was felt he was not progressing as well as had been anticipated.

“Kevin is a good kid, and I sincerely hope he is successful in Spain”, said Arjen this morning. “It’s just one of those things. Sometimes youth players kick on when they’re promoted to the senior side, sometimes they don’t and in Kevin’s case, unfortunately the latter is the case”.

He continued, “He’s 19 now, and was already slipping behind Kenny Corney, who’s two years his junior, in the pecking order. With this in mind, it made no sense in keeping him, especially as we have ample cover in defence. That said, I would personally like to wish him the best of luck for the future”.

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