Hattrick hero Andrew Cleary watches on as Muhammad Noorani half-volleys us into a second minute lead.

Hattrick hero Andrew Cleary watches on as Muhammad Noorani half-volleys us into a second minute lead.

Andrew Cleary netted his second hattrick in the space of seven days, and Muhammad Noorani a brace as Brook Street romped to a 9-0 victory over Dumfries and Galloway Athletic at a rain-lashed New Home Park this afternoon.

Muhammad opened the scoring in the second minute, before two goals from Andrew Cleary had Brook Street three up at the break. Abel Soffia increased the lead right after the re-start, and within the next six minutes, Brook Street added further goals from Nemanja Janković, Muhammad Noorani and Attila Gyöngyösi as they turned on the style.

Andrew Cleary completed his hattrick in the fifty-ninth minute before player/coach Leoš Loos made it nine two minutes later.

With the game won, Brook Street took the foot right off the gas and proceeded to knock the ball around as if it was nothing more than a training session, which technically it had.

The win combined with Marcascotties surprise 6-0 defeat at Sparta Macmerry means that a win next weekend over Rebels London could put Brook Street potentially ninety minutes away from the title, however coach Leoš Loos was dismissing any talk of championships at the post-match press conference.

“We’re just concentrating on one game at a time. There’s no point in doing otherwise as if you are looking further than that, you are not giving the job in hand one hundred percent of your attention. That’s when mistakes happen”.

He added, “This week we have concentrated on our match today; next week, we shall concentrate on next Saturday’s match. Don’t ask me about anything beyond that as it’s not on our radar”.

Asked about Andrew Cleary netting his twentieth goal of the season he said, “That was probably Andrew’s poorest performance of the season, yet he still scored three goals. That just shows how good a predator he is in front of goal”.

“He’s an exceptional player, but this was a great team performance and the whole team deserve credit. Conditions weren’t great, but the players showed great determination to see the job through, and I hope the fans were entertained by what they saw”.

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