Andrew Cleary tries in vain to find a way through the Knights defence.

Andrew Cleary tries in vain to find a way through the Knights defence.

After Wednesday’s heroics in the Saltire Cup, it was back to earth with a bump this afternoon as league leaders Caerlaverock Knights ran out comfortable 4-0 winners at New Home Park.

There was to be no fireworks from the home side as the Brook Street challenge fizzled out like a damp squib.

“We never put them under any sort of pressure which is particularly disappointing”, fumed Brook Street coach Leoš Loos. “That said, they are easily the best side we have faced so far, but that doesn’t lessen the disappointment I am feeling about our performance”.

“We never put them under any pressure whatsoever; they were first to everything and they showed an urgency and desire to win that we simply didn’t have”.

He added, “That doesn’t help us in our quest for survival in this league though, and a wrong result could put us in a difficult position. It’s far too tight at the bottom of the league for my liking and I want us to put more points between us and the relegation zone”.

“We’re only a point off of second bottom. That’s far too close for comfort”, he concluded.

Brook Street were two goals down within the first twenty minutes or so, but a late collapse saw the Knights net twice in the last quarter of an hour to give the scoreline a more accurate impression of the dominance of the visitors.