Fraser Carragher's expression says it all.

Fraser Carragher’s expression says it all.

Brook Street suffered their biggest defeat in years as ten-man Dronach Lions ran riot in this afternoon’s Division III play-off to consign the New Home Park outfit to a second season in the fourth tier.

The Monifieth side’s legion of fans who had made the trip north had travelled in anticipation of seeing their favourites return to Division III, but before even half an hour had been played, many were already on the road back south.

By then the home side were four goals up and even the sending off of their midfielder Andrew Patchell for two bookable offences seemed to have little effect as the Division III side romped to a 7-1 win.

“We simply didn’t compete”, admitted a visibly shocked Leoš Loos when he faced the assembled press afterwards. “I don’t know what went wrong out there. We’re all in a state of disbelief”.

He continued, “We’ve come so far this season, and to see everything we’ve worked so hard for ground into the dirt is hard to take. I can tell you that my players are absolutely devastated at today’s turn of events. We’re all devastated”.

“Complacency in our final league match lead to this today. We won’t be making that mistake again”.

He then apologised to the Brook Street fans who had made the trip saying, “To those fans who made journey today and those who couldn’t come today but who have backed us so tremendously this season, I have got to say I’m profoundly sorry; they deserved better than that today”.

When asked where the defeat left his position he rounded on the questioner saying, “Exactly where I am right now! I was tasked with getting Brook Street out of Division IV and that’s exactly what I’m going to do”.

He finished the conference with, “The team is in a transition phase and some players will leave while others will come in. We estimated that we’d need two or maybe three seasons to make the change. Nothing has altered this. Now that we know where we’re playing next season, we will plan accordingly”.

So, Brook Street’s stay in Division IV.7 has been extended, but they will now know exactly how much they are required to step up to compete in Division III.