Father and son vie for soccer victory
CENTRAL coach Lyle Spyve finds himself in the unique po- sition of plotting the downfall of his son's side in tonight's Ca- pricornia Soccer League first di- vision clash against Cap Coast.
Spyve has come up with a game plan he hopes will nullify the attacking abilities of his son Daniel, the Cap Coast captain, with premiership points and family bragging rights on the line at Sun Valley Park.
The Central coach said he would never hear the end of it if Cap Coast triumph, but believes Central will bounce back hard from last weekend's disappointing loss to Parkana.
Spyve has stacked the Cen- tral side with attacking power up front with strikers Peter Doyle and David Donaghue joined by midfielders Sam Bart- lett and Grant Stokes who are also accomplished finishers.
I'm changing my midfield and bringing two strikers (Bartlett and Stokes) back and put- ting Doyle and Donaghue up front ? that'll give us four strikers,' Spyve said.
'With those four there, they should be able to put the ball into the net.'
Spyve also goes into the game with plenty of pace in his backline to counteract his son and speedy Cap Coast striker Scott Woodford who would 'tear us to shreds' if given any latitude in attack.
For that reason, Spyve has noted speedsters Paul Lester, Craig Chapman and David Green patrolling Central's backline.
Meanwhile, Clinton will look to follow up their first division victory over Bluebirds United last week with a win against Frenchville at Rockhampton's Ryan Park tonight, while BITS will chase their first win of the season against Nerimbera Brothers at Pilbeam Park.
Other CSL matches (1st and 2nd div): Bluebirds United v CQU Ber-serker at Webber Park, Frenchville v Clinton at Ryan Park, Parkana v Southside United at Parkana, Ner-imbera Brothers v BITS at Pilbeam Park.
Gladstone Soccer Federation: Today at Sun Valley Park: 2pm ladies Central v Clinton, 3.30pm 1st div Central v Clinton Grubs, 5.30pm 2nd div CSL Central v Cap Coast, 7.30pm 1st div CSL Central v Cap Coast.
Today at Yaralla Oval: 4pm la- dies BITS v United, 1st div 5.30pm Clinto v Wolves, 1st div 7.30pm Yaralla v United.