Phil Mullally completes his first half hat-trick in our 7-2 win over HIFK this morning. He would hit his fourth goal after the break.

Phil Mullally completes his first half hat-trick in our 7-2 win over HIFK this morning. He would hit his fourth goal after the break.

The reserves romped to an impressive 7-2 win over Finnish side HIFK’ 13 at New Home Park this morning with Phil Mullally hitting four of the goals. Sam Ferretto got two goals and Matt Cocker the other as Brook Street threatened to run riot.

The visitors had opened the scoring on the half-hour mark through Roope Moronen, but Sam Ferretto levelled in the thirty-sixth minute. Within sixty seconds, the game was turned on its head when Phil Mullally hit the first of his four goals.

However, in an amazing final minute of the half and stoppage time the teams managed to score a further four goals between them to make it 5-2 at the break. Phil Mullally netted his second goal then Matt Cocker got his counter. Roope Moronen hit his second goal for the visitors to reduce the lead, however Phil struck right back to complete his hattrick.

The second half was understandably something of a let-down following the excitement of the first forty-five minutes, but still yielded two goals in the space of two minutes.

With seventy-six minutes on the clock Phil Mullally fired in his fourth goal of the game before Sam Ferretto wound things up with his second goal of the game.

“It was a very professional performance”, claimed Brook Street coach Leoš Loos afterwards. “It was a strange game too; I’ve never taken part in a game before where so many goals have been scored in such a short time”.

While happy at the performance, Leoš admitted, “The biggest winners were the fans who watched the match!”

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