Player/Coach Leoš Loos fires in the opening goal against Sparta Macmerry this afternoon.

Player/Coach Leoš Loos fires in the opening goal against Sparta Macmerry this afternoon.

Brook Street will go into the second half of the season with an unblemished 100% record and a five-point lead at the top of the Division following this afternoon’s 5-2 victory over Sparta Macmerry at New Home Park.

Whilst it was far from a vintage performance by the Monifieth side, it was more important to secure another three points as coach Leoš Loos admitted afterwards.

“We weren’t firing on all cylinders today, and I think we laboured for long spells. That said, we knew Sparta would try to flood midfield and try to stifle the game in the middle of the park, so that was probably a contributory factor. However, we still managed to hit the net five times, so our gameplan worked to a certain extent”.

Voicing disappointment at the overall performance and warning against complacency, Leoš said, “There is always the danger that we take our eye off the ball, but we must ensure that we see the job through to the very end. There is no room for error”.

He continued, “Yes we have a five-point lead, but that lead has been won through hard work and diligence. We’ve not played particularly well in the last two or three games, and we cannot afford to slip up at this stage”.

Concluding, he said, “I cannot fault the players’ commitment to the cause, but we cannot become complacent. That would be fatal”.

After a fairly low-key first half in which Leoš Loos’ opener on the half hour mark was cancelled out by Sparta’s René Eisenmenger six minutes later, the game exploded into life in the second forty-five.

Andrew Cleary fired Brook Street back into the lead four minutes into the second half, and Emanuel Bohucký extended that lead shortly after.

Andrew fired in his second goal of the game with seventy-three minutes gone and although Muralidharan Dwarampudi pulled a goal back for the visitors with thirteen minutes remaining, any thoughts of a fightback were extinguished a minute later when Sam Ferretto crashed in our fifth goal straight from the restart.

Next weekend’s return fixture promises to be a very interesting affair.