The Kessler's keeper is left grasping thin air as Leoš Loos fires in the only goal of the game.

The Kessler’s keeper is left grasping thin air as Leoš Loos fires in the only goal of the game.

Brook Street finally kick-started their season into life with a solid if unspectacular 1-0 victory over Kessler’s Eleven at New Home Park this afternoon. Leoš Loos hit the all important goal after thirty six-minutes, and but for the intervention of the crossbar, the winning margin could have been greater.

Twice the frame of the Kessler’s goal was rattled, first by Jake MacConnechy after only four minutes, then by Leoš midway through the second half as we searched for a second goal. However, the match could have taken a completely different path had Ezequiel Alexandrino failed to stop Corrado Merciadri’s effort from point-blank range with the scores tied at 0-0.

“Ezequiel’s save was outstanding, and we definitely gained confidence from it”, admitted Brook Street coach Marcus Lövman at the post-match press conference.

“We took control of the midfield after that, and dominated possession from there”, he continued. “Leoš hit a great goal to secure the points, but I personally think we were unlucky not to get a couple of goals”.

“We secured the three points which was the most important thing, and to be honest, I’d have been happy with a scrappy win”, he added. “We did it though playing some good football, so I’m even happier with that”.

Elsewhere, the top of the table clash between Carbrain FC and EK Tuggers turned out to be an eight-goal thriller, with the champions running out 5-3 winners. Real Forfar picked up their first point of the season with a 1-1 draw at home to -*FC BARCELONA*-, while Vines Cross ran out comfortable 4-1 winners away to Airth Castle Rovers.

As a result, Brook Street remain in seventh place two points ahead of Real Forfar, but are now on the same points tally as Kessler’s and Airth Castle.