Phil Mullally fires in our opening goal against Concord Veymandoo this morning.

Phil Mullally fires in our opening goal against Concord Veymandoo this morning.

Three goals in each half eased Brook Street’s reserves to a 6-1 friendly win over Maldives side Concord Veymandoo at New Home Park this morning.

First half strikes from Phil Mullally, Garabed Palasyan and Andrew Cleary were added to in the second by Germán Olmos Ribas, Lloyd Stephen and substitute Jake MacConnechy who had come on for the injured Matt Cocker.

Although Concord had pulled a goal back at 2-0, once the third goal went in there was no way back for the side from the Maldives.

“We knocked the ball about well today and controlled the game for long spells”, claimed Marcus afterwards. “We got to grips with midfield and despite some really heavy challenges going in, we kept our composure to secure the win”.

He went on to praise Jake MacConnechy who had come on as a substitute when Matt Cocker twisted his ankle in the nineteenth minute.

“Jake wasn’t expecting to be playing this morning, but when he was called into action he took command of the midfield and his goal was just reward for his efforts”.

He continued, “It was a solid team performance but special mentions should also go out to Germán and Andrew who both covered every blade of grass this morning. Their workrate was tremendous and both took their goals well. That’s not to say the others don’t deserve a mention too, as everyone played their part”.

On Matt Cocker’s injury he said, “Matt was really unfortunate as he slipped on the wet grass and went over his ankle. We don’t think the injury is too bad and he might even be back in time for next Wednesday, but at the moment I’d say it’s fair to say he’s almost certainly out of the game at Forfar on Saturday”.

“These things happen though, and we just have to get on with it”, he concluded.