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.