Andrew Cleary beats the home keeper to the ball to clip in our second goal.

Andrew Cleary beats the home keeper to the ball to clip in our second goal.

Brook Street romped into the Scottish Cup Second Round and an away tie at Glasgow Academicals with a comprehensive 10-0 demolition of The Gothenburg Greats in Aberdeen this morning.

There were doubles for Andrew Cleary, Matt Cocker and Fraser Carragher in a match that the Monifieth side dominated from start to finish.

Muhammad Noorani opened the scoring in the seventh minute and Andrew Cleary fired in the first of his brace fourteen minutes later. Two goals in the space of three minutes from Andrew Oswald (35) and Matt Cocker (38) doubled our lead, and Andrew Cleary doubled his tally four minutes before half time to see us go in 5-0 up at the break as the home fans headed for the exits.

Two quickfire goals from Matt Cocker and Fraser Carragher in fifty-one and fifty-two minutes saw us romp further ahead before Jake MacConnechy fired in number eight five minutes later.

However, it was Phil Mullally who scored the goal of the game, blasting home with a superb scissors kick with just over an hour played.

When Fraser Carragher fired us into double figures with twenty-five minutes remaining thoughts started to turn towards a possible new record win. But it was not to be as the visitors visibly slowed the tempo of the game and were content to just knock the ball around and run the clock down.

Speaking to the press afterwards Marcus Lövman said, “We were utterly ruthless in front of goal this morning and showed that killer instinct that has at times been missing from our play recently”.

He continued, “We were on fire out there today and have really hit the ground running. It was also important that we got a good win under our belts today, and that’s exactly how it’s panned out. We can now turn our attention to Saturday’s league opener with confidence high”.

GlasAcciesThe draw for the Second Round took place this afternoon and saw us given an away tie against League 5 side Glasgow Academicals.

While we were disposing of The Gothenburg Greats, Accies were seeing off fellow League 5 side Academical ReUnited by 4-1 at home, so Brook Street will be aware of the potential banana skin that awaits them, especially on the Glasgow side’s own pitch.

On the draw Marcus said, “I’m happy enough with that, although I think the Chairman would have preferred to draw a side with a bigger stadium!”

“We’ll obviously go into the match as strong favourites, but we’ll not be taking anything for granted and will prepare accordingly”.

The sides have never previously met, and the match at Accies’ 12,000 capacity Shawlands Superdome kicks off at 10:30 BST next Wednesday.

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