Brook Street’s reserves recorded a 6-0 win in a bad tempered match against smetena in Slovenia this evening in which both teams had a man ordered off.

Germán Olmos Ribas opened the scoring in the sixth minute with a real howitzer, and following a fine build-up, he doubled his tally and Brook Street’s lead with only twelve minutes played.

Brook Street had to wait another twenty-five minutes for our next goal, and then two came along at once.

Vítor Leocádio nutmegged the keeper to put us three up with thirty-seven minutes played, then Andy Harte pounced a minute later to take advantage of a mix-up between the home keeper and his defenders. From close in, he was never going to make any mistake.

As if things were not bad enough for smetena at this point, the red mist descended on their German winger Werner Mattusch and he was ordered off following a scuffle in the centre circle.

Kenny Corney knocked in our fifth goal two minutes after the break and Vítor Leocádio rattled the rigging with an excellent free kick to complete the scoring after sixty-four minutes.

The game was over as a contest and normally would have just petered out to full time, but the game finished with unsavoury scenes, which saw Brook Street’s Fraser Carragher ordered off and Andy Harte booked, and smetana’s Markos Gerasimou and Javier Peñafiel pick up injuries. Gerasimou in particular looks likely to face a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

“It is unfortunate that the boys have picked up injuries, however our players’ conduct was unacceptable”, said an angry Arjen Bogaert at full-time. “The club will be disciplining them”.

On the match itself, he said, “We played some decent football, scored some good goals, and Zee recorded another clean sheet. You can’t get better than that, but as far as I’m concerned, the shine was taken off the win by what happened just before the final whistle”.