Garabed Palasyan watches on as his shot roars into the net to put us 4-3 up.

Garabed Palasyan watches on as his shot roars into the net to put us 4-3 up.

Brook Street and Printers Juniors fought out a hugely entertaining 4-4 draw at New Home Park this afternoon, but the hard fought point wasn’t enough to prevent the home side from slipping into the relegation zone thanks to Nessie FC’s 3-0 win.

“It’s a real slap in the face for the players”, admitted Leoš Loos afterwards adding, “We gave it 100% this afternoon and won ourselves a valuable point, yet thanks to results elsewhere we find we’re in one of the relegation spots. This just shows how tough the league is and how tight the margins are”.

Brook Street had made a very good start and were pressing their opponents at every opportunity. This paid dividends and in the eighteenth minute it was the coach who opened the scoring with a deft flick at the front post.

Although Ciro Brettanico levelled for the visitors five minutes before the break, Leoš struck a peach two minutes later to restore Brook Street’s lead. This advantage didn’t last long though, and within the space of sixty seconds it was 2-2, Tiziano Schwander being marked down as the scorer.

Things were to get worse a minute later when Guglielmo Banelli put the visitors in front for the first time, but any fears were quickly allayed in first half stoppage time when Abel Soffia, back from injury, fired in the equaliser.

The second half remained a stalemate until twelve minutes from time when Garabed Palasyan gave Brook Street what looked to be a decisive lead, but not to be outdone Printers stormed back to net the equaliser and secure a share of the points through Iain Whitehurst.

A minute later, Brook Street were reduced to ten men as Muhannad Noorani was ordered off for a second yellow card, but the Monifieth side saw out the remaining nine minutes to secure a valuable point.

It was hard to bear for Brook Street, but a draw was probably the correct result as Leoš Loos later admitted.

“It would perhaps have been hard luck for either side to take nothing from the game given how close it was, so a share of the spoils was probably a fair result”.

He continued, “We now need to ensure we take as many points between now and the end of the season to ensure our place in the league”.