Abel Soffia curls a beauty to level the scores at 1-1. That was as good as it got for Brook Street.

Abel Soffia curls a beauty to level the scores at 1-1. That was as good as it got for Brook Street.

After Wednesday’s Saltire Cup exploits, it was back to the bread and butter of League action for Brook Street today, and a visit to the Highlands to face Nessie FC. However, it wasn’t to prove a happy hunting ground for the Monifieth side as the Highlanders ran out 5-2 winners.

“We played well enough in the first half, and perhaps rode our luck a bit at times”, said Leoš Loos at the post match press conference, “but we totally fell away in the second half and paid the price”.

“We didn’t create nearly enough opportunities”, he continued, “and our two goals came from our only two chances. That’s nowhere near good enough”.

He added, “We just didn’t get our passing game going today and players were caught in possession time and time again. We’ve got to look for the ball if we’re to do anything with it”.

Declan Smith opened for the home team in the sixteenth minute as they took control and threatened to run riot, however Brook Street came more into the game and Abel Soffia silenced the home fans with a fantastic curling shot which beat the home keeper all ends up eight minutes before the break.

A side is at its most vulnerable right after it has scored, and so it proved yet again for Brook Street as straight from the re-start, the home side went straight up the park and restored their advantage through Freddie Rudd.

Dave Buckler put Nessie further ahead in fifty-eight minutes and Declan Smith made it 4-1 with his second goal of the afternoon midway through the half.

Then it was Nessie’s turn to be vulnerable and Eike Alanne finished off a fine move to make it 4-2 with thirteen minutes to go.

However, there was to be no fightback as Dave Buckler wrapped up the scoring with seven minutes remaining to ensure the points would remain in the Highlands.