Jake MacConnechy watches on as his 73rd minute strike powers into the net.

Jake MacConnechy watches on as his 73rd minute
strike powers into the net.

Brook Street go into the final week of the season knowing exactly what is required of them; our 2-2 draw away to sooside this afternoon means that a draw next week with Much Rucking is all that is required to secure us a play-off place whilst sending the Fife side down.

“It’s pretty much cut and dried”, claimed Marcus at the post-match press conference. “As long as we avoid defeat, we’ll be in the play-offs”.

The coach however bemoaned his team’s profligacy in front of goal, which included a missed penalty.

“We threw away two points today, and fortunately given Much Rucking’s result, it’s not adversely affected us. However we cannot and must not be so wasteful in front of goal. We’re playing a very risky game if we do”.

He added, “We know exactly what we have to do next weekend. We’ll be looking to score, but we’ve got to keep things tight at the back. Much Rucking don’t score many goals, but they don’t concede many either so it’s bound to be a tight game. We’ve just got to hold our nerve both on and off the park”.

Brook Street became the first and only side to take points off sooside in Glasgow this season and we opened the scoring five minutes before the break when Nemanja Janković pounced to capitalise on the havoc created in the home side’s penalty box by Jake MacConnechy’s free-kick.

Three minutes into the second half, Jake passed-up a gilt-edged chance to put Brook Street two up from the penalty spot by blazing his spot kick well wide.

This miss was to prove costly as the home side levelled midway through the half though Tommi Hekkala, however Jake redeemed himself in seventy-three minutes when he converted Abel Soffia’s pass from the left to edge us back in front.

But the lead was short-lived, all of three minutes to be precise before Xacobe León Rodrigo knocked in the equaliser to ensure a share of the spoils.