Zsolt Baboss chips the ball home to open the scoring this afternoon.

Zsolt Baboss chips the ball home to open the scoring this afternoon.

An equaliser by Sparta Macmerry’s Willie Taylor nine minutes from time in their match against Maxum was enough to see Brook Street take pole position in Division IV.7 this afternoon.

In their game, the New Home Park side had seen off Rebels London by six goals to nil although Brook Street boss Leoš Loos wasn’t too impressed by the performance.

“You know, to be honest we’ve played better and lost. We were decidedly off form today, and although it was probably a blip, it serves to show we can’t be complacent”.

He continued, “Perhaps I’m being too hard on the team, but it certainly wasn’t a vintage Brook Street performance. We’re top of the league now so I should be happy with that, but too many of our players were off form today, and against a better team that would have cost us”.

Brook Street certainly laboured in the early stages and it took a sublime Zsolt Baboss chip over the keeper to open the scoring with seventeen minutes gone. The prolific Andrew Cleary added a second with thirty-five minutes on the clock, but it wasn’t until Nemanja Janković netted five minutes into the second half that the victory was effectively clinched.

The game descended into a dour slog in midfield, bar flashes of individual brilliance such as Emanuel Bohucký’s marvellous free-kick just after the hour mark that tore into the Rebels’ rigging to make it 4-0.

Brook Street were attacking at will now and within the following twelve minutes, they added a further two goals that would round off the scoring; first Zsolt Bqaboss fired in his second of the game with sixty-seven minutes played, then Jake MacConnechy wrapped up the scoring in the seventy-fifth minute.

Brook Street may indeed have had an ‘off day’, but the fact that even so they were far too strong for Rebels could, in time, prove telling.