First division soccer teams post mixed weekend results



MIXED results were the order of the day for the three local teams in the weekend's round of Capricornia Soccer League First Division action.

Clinton were unfortunate to lose 4-3 to top side Frenchville, while Central and BITS earned draws. Clinton coach Gary Larsen was proud of his team's performance, particularly after the sending-off of Nathan Rabnott midway through the second-half.

The boys played very well, I thought we probably deserved a point from the game,' Larsen said.

'We didn't start well, but got ourselves back into the game in the second-half and I thought we way we played after Nathan was sent off was fantastic.'

Clinton goalscorers were Sean Petrie, Paul Christensen and Liam Jones.

Larsen added his team would learn from the performance and continue to show why they are in the upper echelon of the Capricornia league.

"Our work ethic was fantastic and I know the boys will bounce back stronger as a result,'' he said.

At Sun Valley Park, missed chances cost Central again in their 2-2 draw with Bluebirds United.

Liam Kirk and David Donaghue were Central's goalscorers, but coach Lyle Spvye believed his team deserved the three points. "I am disappointed because we should have won, we played reasonably well and if we didn't miss those chances we would have,'' Spvye said.

Meanwhile, BITS consolidated fourth spot with a 1-1 draw with Cap Coast at Yeppoon.

A Gerry Keenan penalty gave BITS a well-deserved point in a open game of soccer. Lee Veenhoven and the two Jones brothers, Craig and Matt were BITS best players.

Coach Grant Nicolson was happy with his team's performance and pleased to take the point. rt



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