The reserves stormed to a 7-0 win over The PARAsitic PINworms at New Home Park this morning. Garabed Palasyan was their tormentor in chief, netting a hat-trick, but the game was already over as a contest at half-time with Brook Street 4-0 up.

Garabed had opened the scoring in the ninth minute with a fine solo effort, and Lloyd Stephen doubled the lead eight minutes later with a trademark header from close range.

Zsolt Baboss made it 3-0 in the twenty-eighth minute, with a shot from the tightest of angles, and Andrew Cleary made it 4-0 with an excellent chip over the keeper a minute later.

Garabed got his second of the game with a looping header five minutes after the re-start, and Muhammad Noorani piled on the agony midway through the half.

Then, with thirteen minutes remaining Garabed completed his hat-trick to wrap up the scoring with a shot that went through the keeper’s legs.

“Garabed was on fire today, and fully deserved his hat-trick”, said Marcus after the game. “But the whole team played well, and we got goals from all over the park”, he added.

“Our set-piece plays were much better today, and it made a lot of difference. It’s not very often we score two headed goals in a game”, he continued, “and it’s a feature of our play that I feel has lacked recently”.

“We’ve been working on them in training and at last it seems to be paying off”.

The players also all came through the match unscathed, so it would appear that Marcus will have a full squad to choose from for Saturday’s vital match with Kessler’s Eleven.