Abel Soffia celebrates his strike as Andrew Cleary watches on.

Abel Soffia celebrates his strike as Andrew Cleary watches on.

Brook Street stormed into the Hattrick Scottish Cup Second Round, and an away tie against AIM FC next week, with a comprehensive dismantling of Dean United in Stirling this morning.

Within the first quarter of an hour Brook Street were 3-0 up through goals by Leoš Loos, Oleg Zhigalov and Jake MacConnechy, and further goals from Jake in twenty-five minutes and Leoš in thirty-six had Brook Street safely into the Second Round draw before half-time.

Abel Soffia added number six four minutes after the break and Emanuel Bohucký added a seventh from the penalty spot just after the hour mark. Emanuel got his second of the game in the seventy-fourth minute to make the score 7-0, but it took another ten minutes before Nemanja Janković thundered home an unstoppable volley to make it eight.

Brook Street were showboating by now and a series of flicks had the United defenders chasing shadows which allowed Andy Harte to break through the middle to hit home our tenth goal in the final minute.

We weren’t done yet though, and in stoppage time Andrew Cleary broke through but as the home defence set up to block the anticipated shot he laid it off to Muhammad Noorani who checked before slotting home his second goal for the club to round off the scoring.

“We were thoroughly professional this morning”, said Marcus afterwards, “and got the result. At this point in the season it’s all about game time, and I think we performed very well”.

He continued, “We’ve had a good build-up to the new season, and now we’re looking to hit the ground running. It’s important to make a good start especially as it looks to be an even tougher league this season. There are a lot of really good sides in there”.