Oleg Zhigalov slots the ball home after bullying the home defenders into making a mistake.

Oleg Zhigalov slots the ball home after bullying the home defenders into making a mistake.

Leoš Loos netted twice as Brook Street chalked up an impressive 5-1 win over Airth Castle Rovers at Turret Park this afternoon. While both last week’s and today’s meetings between the sides were very close, a late goal-rush gave this game the impression of a much more one-sided encounter.

There was nothing between the sides as far as percentage of possession was concerned, however Brook Street proved to be far more incisive when it came to attacking and this was to prove pivotal in the last ten minutes.

Marcus Lövman had surprised many onlookers by changing the set-up which has served us fairly well this season, by playing both Leoš Loos and Onésimo Murube much deeper while concentrating on attacking down the wings.

This proved to be a masterstroke as wingers Abel Soffia and Nemanja Janković both tormenting the home defence all match. Abel even got on the scoresheet with a superb volley, and the strike pair netted three between them. Igor Zhigalov scored our fifth goal after bullying the home defence into making a mistake.

“It was a conscious decision to play that way”, admitted Marcus afterwards. “We were convinced Rovers would play 2-5-3, so we knew that if we bossed midfield and concentrated on wing attacks, it would bear fruit. Fortunately that’s how things panned out and we’ve got ourselves a good win”.

With the top three all winning there was no change at the top, however we’ve now opened up a six point advantage over -*FC BARCELONA*- in fourth.

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