SOCCER: Sports teams who have played a third game within seven days would be feeling the pinch.
But not for Football Central Queensland Premier League division one ladder leaders Clinton despite some sore bodies.
Clinton rebounded from an upset 4-2 loss against Cap Coast seven days ago to beat Bluebirds United FC on Tuesday night 3-0.
"It's certainly been a big week and the boys were very stiff and sore on Thursday night at training, so we had a light run and a good stretching session,” Clinton coach Derek Horton said.
"Not only will we have had three games in a week, but they were three hard games all against top four opposition, so it is really taking a toll.”
Clinton will welcome back captain Chris Hill, but regular goal-keeper Daniel White will miss through suspension.
"We have played well of late with the exception of the Cap Coast game, so we are building and our squad is almost settled and performing somewhere near where we want to be,” Horton added.
"Dom Barra, Matt Varnes, Nick Ellacott, Anthony Cobb and Mitch Innocend are all in great form at the moment and 16-year-old Liam Stephen is starting to find his feet in the Premier League and produce the quality that we know he is capable of.”
The game starts from 7pm today at Clinton Oval.