Andrew Cleary celebrates as his header puts us 3-0 up.

Andrew Cleary celebrates as his header puts us 3-0 up against Vines Cross this evening.

Brook Street answered their critics in the best possible way this evening by defeating reigning League Champions Vines Cross 3-1 at New Home Park. All the goals came in the first half as the home side raced to a 3-0 lead before losing the consolation goal late in the half.

“Winning the match was more important than the performance, but we managed to both win and play well at the same time”, said under pressure Brook Street coach Marcus Lövman afterwards.

“We played some really good football against a very good side, but it was important to secure the three points, and we’ve done just that”.

When questioned about taking off Eyüphan Toga right after the Turkish striker had put the team 2-0 up, the coach said, “It was important that we held onto the lead, and as we were playing a very attacking formation, we decided we should perhaps be less offensive and hold on to what we had. Withdrawing Eyüphan, adding another defender and flooding the midfield was all part of that plan. Tonight we are sitting with three points instead of zero, so you could say that we had achieved our aims”.

It wasn’t all good news for Brook Street this afternoon as Jake MacConnechy picked up an injury that will see him out of action for around three weeks.

“That was a really tough one as Jake had had a really good game”, said Marcus. It’s not looking too good at present, and it could be that he’ll be out until the end of the year”.

This evening’s win saw Brook Street off the bottom of the table and up to fifth place, while Vines on the back of their second defeat, dropped to seventh.

Elsewhere, Vodikavkaz continued their excellent start to the season with a 5-0 away win at Kessler’s Eleven, Sparta Bragg had a narrow 1-0 home win over Auld Reekie FC, and Sejers Sons edged out EK Tuggers by the same scoreline.