Brook Street's top scorer last season gets off the mark with a low drive against Sparta Macmerry this afternoon.

Brook Street’s top scorer last season gets off the mark with a low drive against Sparta Macmerry this afternoon.

Brook Street crashed to a 5-3 defeat away to Sparta Macmerry this afternoon, and as far as the coach was concerned, were architects of their own downfall.

“We simply can’t defend like that and expect to take anything from games”. He continued, “Stupid defeats cost us dearly last season, and we clearly haven’t learnt the lessons from that. Sparta were hungry for goals, and our defending made it easy for them”.

He added, “Fair play to Sparta, they performed very well and probably edged it over the ninety minutes, but unless we sharpen up, we’re going to be stuck in this league for a long time”.

“Perhaps we’ve been too cavalier away from home up until now and that’s something we might have to look at”, he concluded.

Willie Taylor had opened the scoring for the home side before Andrew Cleary levelled on the half-hour mark. Sparta edged back in front in the thirty-ninth minute thanks to an Igor Nagalo goal, and Antek Wilczkowski extended it further seven minutes after the break.

Abel Soffia reduced the lead in the sixty-ninth minute but two goals in the space of a minute secured the match for Sparta with seven minutes remaining. Igor Nagalo hit his second of the game with eight minutes to go, before Vincent Joguet effectively made the points safe a minute later.

Emanuel Bohucký pulled a goal back with eight minutes to go, but there was to be no grandstand finish as Brook Street crashed to their second defeat in four days.

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