Nemanja Jankovic wheels away after opening the scoring five minutes before the break.

Nemanja Jankovic wheels away after opening the scoring five minutes before the break.

Brook Street made very heavy weather of it, but ultimately secured the points with a 3-1 win over Edinburgh-KSZO in the capital.

Nemanja Janković had opened the scoring five minutes before the break, but the league’s bottom club stunned their visitors with an equaliser just after the hour mark through Finnish winger Lauri Vähäkuopus.

Brook Street continued to press, but it wasn’t until twelve minutes before the end that they finally made the breakthrough, charging through the middle of the home defence and slamming the ball home.

The home side were still in the game but it was Brook Street who, in controversial circumstances, got the chance to close the game off when Leoš Loos was adjudged to have been brought down just inside the box.

The home defenders protested vociferously, and to be fair the challenge did seem to have taken place outside the area, but Emanuel Bohucký wasn’t distracted and stroked the penalty home to make the points safe.

“We won the points, but it was not a performance to be proud of”, admitted Marcus Lövman at full-time. “The game got bogged down in midfield, and we simply didn’t have the guile to break down KSZO’s defence”.

He continued, “If we’re to have any championship aspirations, we’re going to have to play a hell of a lot better than that”.

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