Playing to the cameras... Zsolt Baboss celebrates his strike which doubled our lead.

Playing to the cameras… Zsolt Baboss celebrates his strike which doubled our lead.

Brook Street made a winning start to the new league campaign with a 2-0 win over -*FC BARCELONA*- at New Home Park this afternoon, with goals coming from the unlikely sources of Andy Harte and Zsolt Baboss either side of half-time.

Indeed, the winning margin could have been greater had it not been for some wild finishing and inspired goalkeeping from Barca’s keeper Kristóf Fazekas.

“Leoš was really unlucky with his effort that rattled the bar”, admitted Marcus. “He slipped on the wet surface as he fired the ball in, and it raised the ball higher than it would have been otherwise. That was enough to lift it onto the bar and out”.

The coach however was pleased with the display despite the atrocious conditions.

“It made the game a bit of a lottery at times, but I feel we adapted to the conditions very well and got the win I think we deserved. It was good to see our goals coming from our defenders, and shows that we are a threat all over the park”.

When asked about the extent of the injury sustained by Zsolt Baboss, the coach said, “It’s not looking good to be honest, and initially it looks as if he’ll be sidelined for around two or three weeks”.

The coach also confirmed that the injury would not see Kenny Corney’s proposed transfer put on ice. “No, if we get the right offer, Kenny will still move on. Zsolt’s injury won’t change that”.

Elsewhere, there was a real baptism of fire for relegated Edinburgh-KSZO who were mauled 8-0 at home by Vines Cross. The other two new sides, Kessler’s Eleven and Mercy Rovers met at Kessler’s Villiers Park and it was the home side who came out on top there, running out 4-2 winners. In the final game, it looks like it might be another difficult season for Carbrain FC as they crashed to a 6-2 defeat away to Airth Castle Rovers.

Next week’s fixtures see us travel to Cumbernauld to face Carbrain; -*FC BARCELONA*- host Edinburgh-KSZO in the Borders derby; Kessler’s Eleven travel to face early leaders Vines Cross, and it’s the “Battle of the Rovers” as Mercy host Airth Castle.