Clinton upsets Nerimbera with 2-0 win



CLINTON threw a cat among the pigeons with an upset 2-0 win over Nerimbera Brothers at Clinton Park on Saturday night.

Goals to Michael Suska and substitute Nathan Rabnott were the difference as the Greens scored a much-needed win against their traditional bogey team.

The first-half was an open, even affair with Clinton having the better goalscoring chances, but were unable to convert.

Nerimbera came out firing after half-time and without the heroics of Clinton keeper Roger Bailey might have conceded the first goal.

But it was the Greens who took the important lead, with a spectacular piece of magic from the mercurial Michael Suska. Clinton received a free kick about 25 yards from goal and Suska stood up to the mark to smash an absolute screamer past the desparing Nerimbera keeper.

Substitute Rabnott made the game safe five minutes later and Clinton held on to record their biggest win of the season to date.

Wingers Suska and Cory Matthews were two of Clinton's stars, while Rabnott, Bailey and new Bundaberg recruit Paul Christenson played well.

Clinton coach Gary Larsen was rapt with the Greens win and attributed the success to an even team performance.

'In the past we have struggled against Nerimbera, but we played well and did what we needed to do to win,' Larsen said.

'We trained pretty hard in the lead-up to this game and I thought everyone in the team performed very well.'

Capricornia League results: Clinton 2 (M.Suska, N.Rabnott) d Nerimbera 0, BITS 5 (L.Veenhoven 3, J.Martin, B.Schulter) d Central 1 (G.Stokes), Frenchville 5 (D.Howard 4, M.Cadillo) d Bluebirds 0, Cap Coast 8 (D.Kussrow 3, A.Jones 2, C.Braseiro, B.Parker, S.Woodford) d Parkana 0, Southside Utd 0 against CQU Berserker 0 (abandoned due to power failure).



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