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Brook Street are delighted to announce the confirmation of next week’s international friendly match, a trip to Bangladesh to face Armageddon999.

“We’ve been trying to fix up a game against Bangladeshi opposition for quite some time without success, so to finally get the tie sorted out came as a real bolt from the blue”, admitted Media Manager Kyle Fair at this morning’s press conference.

“We’ve not got many countries left to play in, so we’ve been very fortunate with our friendlies this season”, he added. “Bangladesh is the last country we’ve got to play a team from, so Wednesday’s match will mark a significant landmark for the club”.

The match itself kicks of at 1130 BMT (0530 GMT) on Wednesday morning at Armageddon999 Arena in Dhaka.

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Emanuel Bohucký struck two penalties, one either side of the break, as the reserves ran out 5-0 winners over FC Merengue at New Home Park this morning. Our other goals came from Phil Mullally, Fraser Carragher and Krsto Grubić over ten first half minutes which killed the game before half an hour had elapsed.

“We played efficiently this morning and took our chances when they arose”, said Marcus Lövman afterwards. “That’s all I can ask of the players”.

It wasn’t all good news for Brook Street however as Garabed Palasyan, who was making his comeback from injury, twisted his ankle and will miss the weekend league game.

Marcus however was not too concerned, saying, “We took Garabed off as a precaution, but it looks like he’s only got a slight sprain and will probably be back in time for next week’s matches.

As close as we got: Home keeper Aleksander Mizak brilliantly turns Abel Soffia's netbound shot away to safety.

As close as we got: Home keeper Aleksander Mizak brilliantly turns Abel Soffia’s netbound shot away to safety.

Another calamitous road trip saw Brook Street crash to a 5-0 defeat by Kessler’s Eleven at Villiers Park this afternoon, our fifth straight away league defeat this season. With our final away game next Saturday against Sparta Bragg confidence is not exactly high amongst the support that the whitewash can be avoided.

Standing in for Marcus Lövman who was locked in the dressing-room with the players, Assistant Coach Greg McLean at the post-match press conference admitted, “Our away support is much smaller this season, and it’s entirely understandable. Who’s going to waste their money travelling to watch that? I certainly wouldn’t.

The frustration shown by the coaching staff was clear for all to see during the game, with Marcus Lövman prowling his technical area and barking orders with a face like thunder.

“We’re at a loss as to why our away form has been abysmal this season”, said Greg. “Some weeks it’s almost as if the players have never clapped eyes on each other before, yet we’ve been absolutely unbeatable at New Home Park”.

“Fortunately, we’ve only got one away game left, next weekend, at Sparta”.

When asked if the absence of Leoš Loos had played a major part in the defeat this afternoon, he rounded on the questioner saying, “Our captain wasn’t playing and the influence he has on the park was clearly missing. If however you are implying that the players we had out today weren’t up to the job, I’d take you to task on that”.

He added, “Kessler’s were the better side, that’s all there is to it. They were hungrier and wanted the win more”.

Greg then confirmed that it looks like Leoš’s season is over saying, “The doc is saying another two weeks, so it looks like he won’t be back before the start of the new season”.

The news was better concerning Garabed Palasyan however, as Greg said that he should be back training next week.

Elsewhere today, the big talking point was the 3-0 win for Vodikavkaz over Sparta, a win that takes them to the top of the table for the first time this season. Vines remain right in the mix following their 4-1 win over EK Tuggers, but it could be the end of the road for Airth Castle Rovers next weekend following their 6-0 home defeat by Arenell SC, a result that leaves them four points adrift at the foot of the table.

Brook Street fought back from two goals down to defeat Vietnamese visitors Arsenal tuan ahn 5-2 at New Home Park this morning.

The visitors had raced ahead through goals from Karol Pieńczykowski and Pham Minh Nhât before Emanuel Bohucký got us on the scoresheet with a free kick that left the visitors’ keeper rooted to the spot.

It was a different story in the second half as four unanswered goals from Leandro Di Gaudio, Fraser Carragher, Samuele Ferretto and Andrew Cleary swept the visitors aside.

“We were far better in the second half, but I feel the goals we lost were very poor and totally preventable”, said Marcus Lövman afterwards.

“We managed to dig ourselves out of a hole”, he continued, “but we shouldn’t have allowed the game to get to that stage in the first place. We told the players that at half time, and we got the response we were looking for”.

“Hopefully the players will take confidence from their second half display”, he added.

Substitute Muhammad Noorani fires home his first league goal for the club and our fifth of the game.

Substitute Muhammad Noorani fires home his first league goal for the club and our fifth of the game.

Brook Street romped to a 6-2 victory over Vodikavkaz at New Home Park this afternoon as they retained their 100% home record. Leoš Loos was tormentor in chief, hitting a hat-trick before a succession of heavy challenges saw him pick up an injury that may well have ended his season.

Leoš opened the scoring in the fourteenth minute and doubled the lead five minutes later. Eduard Bobrenko had pulled a goal back for Vodikavkaz with twenty-one minutes played, but Andy Harte restored the two-goal advantage in the twenty-sixth minute.

Leoš completed his hat-trick just before the half-hour mark, but eight minutes before the break he had to be substituted. Muhammad Noorani came on as his replacement to make his league debut for the club.

The match settled down in the second half, but Dmitry Rakevich reduced the lead ten minutes after the break with a well-taken goal for Vodikavkaz.

The game had descended into a dour midfield slog in the rain, but it burst into life again in the last ten minutes when first Muhammad Noorani then Jake MacConnechy netted to kill off any hopes of a comeback.

“We were absolutely unstoppable today”, beamed Marcus Lövman after the match. “We played to our strengths and I feel we got our tactics spot on this afternoon”.

Jokingly, and with reference to his side’s contrasting away form he then said, “I only wish we could play all our games at home!”

Turning more serious, Marcus outlined the extent of the injury to Leoš Loos. “At the moment, it looks like his season is over, but Garaben Palasyan was given the same prognosis and is expected to be back sooner than that. We’ve all got our fingers crossed that this proves to be the same for Leoš”.

“We’ll wait and see what transpires over the next few days”.

The win saw Brook Street become the league’s top scorers, but their well-documented defensive frailties have cost them dearly this season.

Elsewhere today, EK Tuggers eased themselves closer to relative safety with a 4-2 win over Kesslers, bottom side Arenelle SC stunned Vines Cross with a 2-1 home win, and Airth Castle picked up an unexpected away point to leaders, Sparta.

Next weeks fixtures see the top two face each other at Itchypoo Park, Arnelle SC face Airth Castel at The Turret in a relegation six-pointer, Vines Cross are at home to EK Tuggers, while we travel to face Kessler’s in search of our first point on the road.

The club are delighted to announce that next week the reserves will play Vietnamese Hattrick League IV.40 leaders Arsenal tuan ahn at New Home Park.

“We sent them an invite to play here, and we’re very pleased to say they accepted”, said Kyle Fair this morning. “The match will be played next Wednesday with a 10:30 kick-off”, he added.

Kyle also had some good news regarding Garabed Palasyan’s injury. “It’s not as bad as we first feared, and it only looks like he’ll be out fro a fortnight”.

The reserves have romped to victory in Tunisia this afternoon, running out 8-1 winners against Boca Junyors in Sousse.

Ironically, it had been the hosts who had opened the scoring in the twenty-second minute through Mansour Thabet before Matt Cocker, Muhammad Noorani (2), Andy Harte, Andrew Cleary, Germán Olmos Ribas, Zsolt Baboss and Phil Mullally netted without reply.

“It was a good display from us”, said Marcus Lövman afterwards, “and for once we turned our possession into goals”. He continued, “We also hit goals from all over the pitch which was probably the most pleasing aspect of the win”.

However it wasn’t all good news, as Garaben Palasyan had to be helped off with only eighteen minutes played.

“The prognosis isn’t looking good”, admitted the coach. “It could well be that Garabed’s season is over which is a real blow. We’ll just have to wait and see. He was certainly clattered and we’ll have to await the results of scans we’ll have done as soon as we arrive home”.

Eyüphan Toga powers his header home to level the match at 1-1.

Eyüphan Toga powers his header home to level the match at 1-1.

Brook Street’s appalling away record struck again today as they crashed 3-2 to ten-man Vines Cross.

Trailing to Kevin Heintze’s ninth minute strike, Brook Street gained a boost four minutes before the break when Vines’ midfielder Stoycho Drenski was red-carded for his second bookable offence.

It looked as if the Monifieth side were going to turn the screw on their opponents when just three minutes after the re-start, Eyüphan Toga powered home a header to level the scores.

However, instead of the visitors using their numerical advantage, it was Vines who re-took the lead in the fifty-fifth minute through Nuccio Genco.

Brook Street continued to press and gained their reward with eleven minutes to go when Emanuel Bohucký levelled following some excellent work by Attila Gyöngyösi. However it was to prove merely a blip as Kevin Heintze broke through to score the decisive goal with only six minutes left.

“I’m totally at a loss as to what happened out there this afternoon”, admitted a frustrated Marcus Lövman at the post-match press conference. “Vines are a good side, but to lose to any side that has played the whole of the second half a man down is unforgivable”.

“Some of our players need to take a good look at themselves”, he added. “Our away record is a disgrace. How is that? At home we’re five wins out of five, but we can’t even beat ten men away from home. That’s not good enough”.

While Brook Street’s chances of winning the title ebbed further away, results at the bottom end of the league went their way. Arenelle SC lost 2-0 at home to Sparta, Vodikavkaz saw off EK Tuggers 5-1 in the derby, while Kessler’s won 3-1 away to Airth Castle.

The club are delighted to announce that the reserves will be travelling back to North Africa next week, this time to Tunisia to face Ligue IV leaders, Boca Junyors.

“We’ve been trying to fix up a game in Tunisia for a while after our last one fell through”, said Kyle Fair this evening, “so it’s good to finally get it arranged”.

He added, Boca are on a tremendous unbeaten run, so they’re certain to pose a stern test for our players”.

The match is scheduled for next Wednesday, 15 October with kick-off at 15:45 local time.

Samuele Ferretto fires home his first goal for the senior side after being promoted from the Academy.

Samuele Ferretto fires home his first goal for the senior side after being promoted from the Academy.

Andrew Cleary hit a hat-trick, and new boy Samuele Ferretto bagged a brace on his debut after being promoted from the Academy, as the reserves comfortably won in Algeria last night.

Matt Cocker, Zsolt Baboss, Muhammad Noorani and Garabed Palasyan scored Brook Street’s other goals in the 9-0 demolition of Maccabi Baguette.

“We really knocked the ball about well”, said Marcus Lövman, “and we dragged them out of formation, giving our front players that bit extra room”.

He continued, “They utilised it to the full, and it was really encouraging that our front trio managed to find the net six times between them”.

When asked about Samuele Ferretto’s performance he said, “It was an excellent debut for the lad and I’m really pleased that he managed to get his name on the scoresheet. We’d had glowing reports from the Academy about him, so we knew we’d be able to throw him straight in”.

He added, “Our front line tonight were all teenagers, so I think there’s a lot of positives to look forward to in the next few years”.

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