Andrew Cleary blasts home the third of his goals to put us 4-0 up before half-time.

Andrew Cleary blasts home the third of his goals to put us 4-0 up before half-time.

Free-scoring Brook Street stormed to the top of the league for the first time this season this afternoon with a comprehensive 6-0 demolition of Maxum at Bothwell Castle.

Playing at a high tempo, the New Home Park side had the game sewn up by half-time. By then, Andrew Cleary had netted a hat-trick and Sam Ferretto, deputising for the suspended Muhammad Noorani, had fired in his first league goal of the season.

There was to be no let-up for the home side after the break as Brook Street continued to dominate, and goals from Attila Gyöngyösi and Zsolt Baboss wrapped up the points.

“We dominated the game from start to finish and could well have won by a bigger margin”, claimed Brook Street coach Leoš Loos afterwards. “We’re now top of the league, so we’re up there to be shot at by the other sides”.

He continued, “The league seems to be developing into a four-horse race even at this early stage, and we’ve got to the top thanks to our magnificent scoring rate. We’re also now eight games unbeaten in all competitions, so that shows just how well the whole squad are playing. However, he cautioned, “We’ve got to ensure that excellent form continues as Sparta, Stirling and even Basel-Celtic are waiting for any slip-up”.

Ending the press conference, Leoš assessed the forthcoming fixtures saying, “The next two weekends will have a significant bearing on the campaign as we face Stirling Bridge in back-to-back fixtures while Sparta meet Basel. It’s conceivable that the title race could be down to between two teams by then. We’ve got to ensure that we are one of those teams”.

“In the meantime however, the reserves have got their Tartan Cup Fifth Round tie on Wednesday. It would be an amazing achievement if we were to progress any further, but we’ll go into the match filled with confidence, and anything can happen in a one-off Cup tie”.