Onésimo Murube powers home a header to make the score 4-0 in this afternoon's League 3 Play-Off against FC Team.

Onésimo Murube powers home a header to make the score 4-0 in this afternoon’s League 3 Play-Off against FC Team.

Brook Street will play in League 3 again next season after seeing off the pretenders of FC Team with an excellent display of attacking football that simply swept the League 4 outfit aside and secured a 5-0 win at New Home Park this afternoon.

The home side took a quarter of an hour to get up to speed, but from then on it was simply a rearguard action for the visitors.

With seventeen minutes played, Brook Street were awarded a penalty when Onésimo Murube was up-ended in the box, giving referee Dave Schmidbauer one of the easiest decisions of the afternoon. Jake MacConnechy made no mistake and we were on the road to safety.

Ten minutes later and it was almost 2-0, but for a breathtaking save by Team keeper Giocondo Fallea denied Onésimo Murube. The duel between these two players was to become a feature of the game, but ultimately it was the Spaniard who would prevail.

Fallea however was left helpless nine minutes before the break as Onésimo burst through the visitors’ defence and planted the ball into the net to put us 2-0 up.

This gave us breathing space, and we could now pick off Team at will.

Maranaj Batusha fired in our third goal seven minutes after the break and everything was going our way, but we were to receive a setback three minutes later when Jake MacConnechy was ordered off for a second bookable offence.

Going down to ten men however didn’t seem to hinder the New Home Park side at all, and indeed they increased their lead further in the sixty-eighth minute when Onésimo Murube powered a header home.

Brook Street still weren’t finished however, and with fourteen minutes still to play, Andy Harte rounded the keeper to score our final goal, and wipe out any threat of a grandstand finish by the visitors.

At full time Marcus joined the players on the pitch to take the accolade of the fans.

“The lads were outstanding today. We took the game by the scruff of the neck early on and as soon as we got the first goal, the writing was on the wall”, shouted a clearly delighted Marcus above the din of the cheering fans.

“Now we can look to start building for the new campaign, but tonight we celebrate!” he concluded before joining the players.

Elsewhere, Carbrain won their qualifier but FC BARCELONA lost the League 2 play-off to leave the league unchanged other than the teams promoting from League 4.