Oleg Zhigalov rises unchallenged to power in our equaliser this evening.

Oleg Zhigalov rises unchallenged to power in our equaliser this evening.

Brook Street brought the curtain down on the current league campaign with a fine 3-1 win over Carbrain FC in front of New Home Park’s first full house since the stadium capacity was increased two seasons ago.

“It was fantastic to see the stadium full”, admitted Marcus, “and it really gave the players a lift. It also shows we’re moving in the right direction and hopefully the additional fans will come back regularly next season and beyond”.

He continued, “We’ve finished in third place when many were tipping us for relegation, and were the second highest goal scorers in the league. That’s no mean feat in what is a very tight division”.

The game itself, Brook Street’s four hundred and twentieth competitive match since the club was formed, saw the visitors seize the early initiative by netting the opener in the nineteenth minute through Tadeu Leiras.

The lead didn’t last long though, and the home support were on their feet just two minutes later when Oleg Zhigalov powered home a header to tie the game.

With the game tied at half-time, Brook Street really upped their game in the second half, and within two minutes of the restart, Jake MacConnechy thundered the ball off the visitors’ crossbar.

Although Carbrain were still a significant threat coming forward they remained vulnerable at the back, and with Brook Street piling on the pressure, it was only inevitable that the visitors’ defence would buckle sooner or later. So it came as no real surprise when Onésimo Murube stormed through and fired home in the seventy-first minute to put Brook Street ahead.

Brook Street were pressing the game now, and with nine minutes left Oscar MacVarish forced an error from the Carbrain defenders which left their keeper stuck in no-man’s land. He never stood a chance as Oscar coolly rounded him and passed the ball into the empty net to kill off any lingering hopes of a comeback.

The win saw Brook Street finish the season with twenty-seven points, our highest ever haul in this division.

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