Wolves return with 9-1 thumping

WOLVES signalled their clear intentions to be a force in this season's Gladstone Soccer Federation First Division with a crushing 9-1 win over Central Black at Yaralla on Saturday.

Patrick Delpeche has staked his claim for the top-scorer award after his four- goal performance, while Bush Goldman chipped in with a couple.

It was a welcome return for Wolves who are back in the First Division after more than a decade.

For the beaten Central, Shane Clark bobbed up to score.

In the other first division match played at Yaralla, Clinton Grubs chalked up a 2-1 win against the Redbacks.

Don Petrie and Mike Searston got onto the scoresheet for the Grubs in what was a competitive game of soccer.

Jonathon Schubert scored Yaralla's goal.

At United Park, Clinton and the home team fought out a 1-1 draw in a match neither side deserved to lose.

United went ahead through Brad Kanther in the first half and took the lead into the break before the Greens hit back through Alf Lang.

Both sides showed they will be around the top of the ladder judging by the level of play displayed on Saturday.

The other first division match of the round was won on forfeit by Valleys after Central White forfeited.

In Ladies action, defending premiers Clinton began their title defence in fine style with a 5-0 win over United.

Grand final hero Julie Ware picked up from where she left off last year scoring two goals, while Jane Doran, Jean Van Vegchel and Kym Ellis also got their names onto the scoresheet.

In the round's other match played out at Biloela, Central earned a hard-fought 1-0 win over Valleys. BITS had the bye.

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