Sam Ferretto fires home his fouth goal in a memorable first league start.

Sam Ferretto fires home his fouth goal in a memorable first league start.

If anyone had never heard the name Samuele Ferretto before Brook Street’s match this afternoon against Dumfries and Galloway Athletic, they will most certainly know it now. Previously restricted to Cup appearances and from the bench in the league, Sam Ferretto bagged four goals in Brook Street’s 9-0 demolition of the home team; his first league start for the club.

“I can honestly say I’ve never seen anything like that before”, admitted Leoš Loos afterwards. “Ok, it wasn’t the toughest game we’ll face this season, but Sam showed us all exactly what he is capable of”.

“I knew he would do well, but I had no idea it would be just as good as this”, he added. “There were some raised eyebrows amongst the press when I announced that he would be leading the line, but I knew he was good enough to do it, and he’s certainly proved it”.

When asked about his performance, Sam said, “The gaffer just said, ‘Go out and play your usual game and enjoy yourself’, so that’s exactly what I did. To be honest, it was probably the best possible game for me to come into, as there was no pressure on us at all. I was really happy to get the chance to play today, but I also know just how much Muhammad [Noorani] was hurting for missing out through injury. He’s my mate, and this one is for him”.

Andrew Cleary got the ball rolling when he fired home only three minutes into the game then three goals in as many minutes after a quarter of an hour from Sam Ferretto, Leoš Loos, and Abel Soffia killed the game stone dead.

Sam bagged his second and third goals of the game in the fifty-third and fifty-sixth minutes respectively before, Leoš Loos got his second of the game just after the hour mark.

With the game already won, the pace dropped off considerably after this, but it picked up again in the last four minutes as both Andrew Cleary with his second goal, and Sam Ferretto with his fourth, added to the goals tally.

The last word goes to Leoš who wrapped up his post-match press conference by throwing down the gauntlet to the other sides in the league, saying, “We’ve had a couple of easy games over the past two weeks, but we know there’s a lot of work to be done, and a lot of tough games to be played, between now and the end of the season. We’re out in front at the moment and we’re determined to stay there”.