Clinton’s Gerry Keenan and Edwin Jones in action during the Division 1 match on Saturday.
Clinton’s Gerry Keenan and Edwin Jones in action during the Division 1 match on Saturday. Mk Creative Studios

Clinton sends warning after win

CLINTON has sent a warning to the rest of the men's Division 1 soccer competition by thrashing Yaralla 6-1 away from home on Saturday night.

Scott Rouse and Zoran Radovanovic both netted doubles for Clinton while Charlie Keenan and Andrew Robinson picked up a goal each in the rout.

“I think some of the combinations and things we've been working on are starting to come together so things are starting to go right for us,” Clinton coach Neil Hamilton said.

Hamilton praised the performance of left back Chris McClintock in the clinical Clinton showing which leaves them with a strong chance of finishing toward the top of the competition ladder.

The loss leaves Yaralla three points adrift of Central, meaning they must now win their last two games and hope other results go their way to make the finals.

“It was our most disappointing performance of the season, our communication was not as good as it should be and when you play a side as good and as well drilled as Clinton you've got to be on your top game,” Yaralla coach Warren Wales said.

Across town at Valleys the home side rattled Central with a three goal blitzkrieg in the first 15 minutes to set up a 4-1 win.

Central coach Sandy Harrison said his side will need to concentrate on starting better next week when they take on United to ensure they remain in the top four.

“There was no enthusiasm in the first half, some basic errors cost us three goals and that was the end of it,” he said.

In the other match of the round BITS thrashed United 6-1.



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