Garabed Palasyan nets his and Brook Street's second goal of the game against Greek side sakaFiOres at New Home Park this afternoon.

Garabed Palasyan nets his and Brook Street’s second goal of the game against Greek side sakaFiOres at New Home Park this afternoon.

Brook Street finished their build up to the new season this afternoon with a thumping 9-0 win over Greek side sakaFiOres at New Home Park. The win capped a tremendous close season which saw the Monifieth side record four wins out of four, score twenty-five goals and concede none.

When asked about the preparations for the new campaign, upbeat Brook Street coach Leoš Loos said, “We couldn’t have asked for a better close season. We took the decision to play all our friendlies at home, and I believe that has been a real advantage. We’ve been able to field the first team and the reserves in two matches each, so the whole squad has been able to reap the benefit. However, we haven’t wasted any time travelling so our training schedule has not been affected”.

He continued, “The lads are buzzing and can’t wait for the Cup game on Wednesday. They’re itching to get going and that is excellent. We want a hunger in the players, the players have got that hunger, and we go into the new campaign with absolute determination to win the title and win it well”.

When asked about the club’s lack of activity in the transfer market Leoš said, “We set the players targets for the close season matches, and to a man, they have exceeded them. For example, I think that Garabed Palasyan’s inclusion in the team was at times questioned by some quarters last season, but has risen to the challenge magnificently scoring four goals in the games he played”.

He continued, “We feel the players we have are more than good enough to win the title, and since we’ve tightened things up at the back we are much better as a unit. With this in mind, why bring another player or two in if they’re only going to be back up for the players we have already?”

The Brook Street players had come through the friendlies unscathed until today, when Garabed picked up a knock, however Leoš was not concerned by it, saying, “It’s not a bad knock by any means and he’ll be 100% ready for next Saturday”.

Asked about the Cup tie in midweek he said, “The reserves will be fielded for this one and should be good enough to see off their opponents. This will also continue the training regime we’ve been running through the close season, so continuity will be the key”.

He concluded by saying, “We’re all geared up towards next weekend, and we’re determined to make up for the disappointment of last season”.

For the record, Brook Street’s close season results were:

25 May Brook Street Athletic 7-0 FC Thade 07 (Germany)
Scorers: Fraser Carragher (4), Muhammad Noorani (2), Phil Mullally

28 May Brook Street Athletic 7-0 Red Star Belgrado (Portugal)
Scorers: Garabed Palasyan (2), Andrew Cleary (2), Leoš Loos, Emanuel Bohucký, Muhammad Noorani

01 June Brook Street Athletic 2-0 Ukriah Unicorns (USA)
Scorers: Sam Ferretto, Nicky Breaden

04 June Brook Street Athletic 9-0 sakaFiOres (Greece)
Scorers: Garabed Palasyan (2), Abel Soffia (2), Leoš Loos (2), Muhammad Noorani, Andrew Cleary, Emanuel Bohucký