Rab Henderson watches on as his second goal of the match roars into the net.

Rab Henderson watches on as his second goal of the match roars into the net.

After a close first half, Brook Street blasted Xenomorphs to pieces in the second with a devastating attack at LV-426 this morning, to coast into the Scottish Cup Fourth Round.

Brook Street held a narrow 3-2 lead at the break thanks to goals from Rab Henderson and two from Matt Cocker. However it was a whole different story in the second forty-five, as two goals each from Lloyd Stephen and Rab Henderson, to complete his hat-trick, saw Xenomorphs perhaps not get on “the express elevator to hell”, but certainly on one straight out of the Cup.

“That was an awesome display in the second half, and I don’t think many sides could have lived with us on that form”, claimed Marcus afterwards. “I don’t think any of us were expecting such a comprehensive victory. Even when we went down to ten men when Matt Cocker was ordered off, we didn’t even break stride. There was no way they were getting past us”.

On Cocker’s sending off the coach said, “It was handbags, nothing more. The referee never even saw it and has ordered the lad off on the basis of what his assistant, who was much further away, thought he saw. That’s poor refereeing in my book”.

He continued, “Matt was having a good game too, and it’s really taken the shine off his performance. We don’t even have a mechanism to appeal the decision, so it looks like we’ll just have to take it on the chin”.

The coach was full of praise for Rab Henderson and Lloyd Stephen who between them now have nine goals in the Cup this season.

“The two of them have been superb in this season’s Cup campaign. They’re showing a real eye for goal despite their youth, and that bodes well for the future”.

Brook Street’s reward for disposing of Xenomorphs is a trip over to Fife to face League 4 side Dunfermline City in the Fourth Round.

Marcus said of the draw, “They appear to be fielding their first team in the Cup, so we’ll have a good look at them at the weekend, and we should get a fair idea of what we’ll be facing”.