Fraser Caragher leads from the front as he fires home his fouth goal of the match.

Fraser Caragher leads from the front as he fires home his fouth goal of the match.

The reserves stormed into the Hattrick Scottish Cup Second Round and a tie away to league rivals Stirling Bridge with a 10-0 demolition of Partick Thistle in Glasgow this morning. Fraser Carragher bagged four goals and Matt Cocker two as the New Home Park side ran riot.
Alex Clapperton had fired Brook Street into the lead with only ten minutes played, before two goals from Fraser Carragher, one from the penalty spot, and Krsto Grubic made it 4-0 with just over half an hour played.
Carragher netted another two goals in the first quarter of an hour in the second half before Matt Cocker hit the first of his goals with sixty-seven minutes showing on the clock. Four minutes later and Sam Ferretto made it eight without reply.
Although the game was long won, Brook Street kept going forward and two goals in the last ten minutes from Matt Cocker and Andy Harte brought the score into double figures.
“We played well this morning”, said Leoš Loos afterwards, “especially given that this was our first outing of the new season”.

He continued, “We bossed the game from start to finish, and our passing and finishing were first-rate. We also kept going to the end which was reassuring, as it’s often been a failing of ours that we ease off towards full-time”.

“We also came through the game unscathed so I’m obviously pleased with that, and with the exception of Nemanja Jankovic, I have a full squad to choose from for Saturday’s League opener”.

When asked about the draw for the Second Round which paired us with league rivals Stirling Bridge he said, “It’s certainly an intriguing one; I don’t think we’ve ever met someone from the same league as us before. It will be a very difficult tie as they are a good side and are capable of scoring goals against us”.

“We’ll prepare accordingly though and show them respect, but it’s a match we can win, and if we don’t, we will only have ourselves to blame”.

Looking forward to Saturday’s league curtain-raised against Marcascotties he said, “It will be a tough game, but we’re at home and looking for revenge for that last day of the season defeat that cost us dearly. It’s all building up to be a real tussle”.

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