Muhammad Noorani rises unchallenged to net our decisive third goal in this afternoon's match

Muhammad Noorani rises unchallenged to net our decisive third goal in this afternoon’s match

Brook Street survived a second half fightback to secure a fine 3-2 opening day victory over Padawan United at New Home Park this afternoon.

The home side had raced to a two-goal lead through Leoš Loos and Lope Cabrio, before United squandered the chance to pull a goal back when Finley Pond blasted the ball over the bar from the penalty spot, much to the delight of the North Bank.

Muhammad Noorani made it 3-0 with a decisive third goal eight minutes into the second half, but the New Home Park side were made to sweat for the last twenty-two minutes after Steve Jeans pulled back two goals.

They held firm though to secure an important three points, as Leoš Loos noted at the post-match press conference.

“We’ve probably played better in other games and lost”, he said, “but we rode our luck today and got a good win”.

He continued, “We switched off after we scored the third goal, and we almost paid the price for it. We’ll have to sharpen up otherwise other sides will pick us off”.

“However”, he added, “the result was more important than the performance, and at the end of the day, we secured the three points which is all that matters”.

“On another day, we could have thrown away a three-goal lead which would have been unforgivable, so perhaps we’ll have to be a little less cavalier in our approach from now on”.

Elsewhere, there were opening day wins for The Harriers, Caerlaverock Knights and Hibernian MFC.