Jake MacConnechy blasts in our fourth goal this afternoon.

Jake MacConnechy blasts in our fourth goal this afternoon.

Brook Street braved storm ‘Desmond’ to open up a five-point lead at the top of the Division with a 5-0 demolition of second-placed Maxum this afternoon.

Emanuel Bohucký fired Brook Street into the lead in the opening minute from the penalty spot after the referee adjudged that one of the home defenders had handled the ball in the box. No-one seemed to know how or why the spot-kick was awarded, but Manny blasted the ball home nonetheless.

Andrew Cleary, the Division’s top scorer doubled the visitors’ lead in the eleventh minute as Brook Street threatened to run riot, however it took until just after the hour mark before player/coach Leoš Loos to add a third; Jake MacConnechy having rattled the crossbar in the interim.

Jake added Brook Street’s fourth with the pick of the bunch, a rasping drive in sixty-eight minutes, and Attila Gyöngyösi rounded off the scoring two minutes later when he prodded the ball home.

“Despite the horrendous conditions, we managed to play some decent football this afternoon”, said Leoš afterwards. “We like to get the ball down, and that paid dividends for us this afternoon. There was no point in ‘hoofing the ball up the park’ in conditions like those, as if we had, the ball would almost certainly have ended up in Edinburgh, such was the wind”.

However, when asked if today’s result meant that the ‘champagne could be put on ice’ he rounded on the questioner saying, “We’ve not even completed half the season yet and a lot could happen in the next eight weeks. To suggest that we’ve got the league sewn up is absolute nonsense and hugely insulting to the other sides in this league”.

He continued, “Yes we’re top of the Division, but there is always room for improvement and we constantly tell the players that. We will never sit on our laurels, as complacency is a huge threat, and we are certainly not in the business of setting ourselves up for a fall”.

Finishing the press-conference he said, “We will continue to focus on the next game we play, and no further, until the end of the season.