Muhammad Noorani fires us into the lead two minutes before the break.

Muhammad Noorani fires us into the lead two minutes before the break.

Despite conceding an early goal, Brook Street’s reserves ran out comfortable 6-1 winners over Argentine visitors Los Romanes For Ever this morning, although, as Leoš Loos admitted afterwards, the scoreline flattered his charges.

“We hit two goals within a minute late in the first half and three in the final three minutes of the game, but without those the scoreline could have looked significantly closer”. He continued, “Don’t get me wrong, we played some good football and scored good goals, but there was never five goals between the teams”.

“Garabed [Palasyan] also picked up a knock which we’ll have to keep an eye on ahead of Saturday’s league game against Marcascotties. He should be ok for the game, but if the knee doesn’t respond he will perhaps be a doubt”.

The visitors opened the scoring in the twelfth minute when Ariel Arnaldo Fortunato powered a header into the net. The lead lasted until the thirty-fifth minute when Sam Ferretto broke through to slide the ball into the net.

The game was turned on its head two minutes from the break when first Muhammad Noorani and Zsolt Baboss both netted to make the score 3-1 at half time.

While the visitors might have felt aggrieved at trailing, worse was to come late in the second half when they conceded three goals in two of the final three minutes of the game. Zsolt Baboss made it 4-1 three minutes from time, then with the clock still showing eighty-seven minutes, Garabed knocked the ball home from close in. Just to rub salt in the wounds, the Romanes midfield were dispossessed by Sam Ferreto and he ran through to complete the scoring.