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.