Coach looking for a turnaround
IN First Division soccer, Clinton play Central today at Clinton Park as a curtain raiser to the Cap League game.
Clinton first division coach Neil Hamilton is looking for the disappointments of the past few weeks to be turned around against Central.
“We’ve really been working on keeping possession of the ball this week at training, as this has been a problem for us,” Hamilton said.
“The attitude at training this week has been really good, and I hope they take this on to the park.”
Hamilton said instructions this week would be to play a more attacking brand of football.
“Scott Rause has been one of our strongest players and his return will definitely help with the attacking side of our game,” he said.
“And the backs will need to stay sharp and aware.”
In Cap League soccer, Clinton welcomes Berserker to town tonight and will be looking to advance further up the ladder.
Clinton coach Derek Horton said although his side was suffering a few injuries, it was confident of knocking off the visitors.
“Our fill-in strikers Tyler Stross and Aaron Duffy are in really good form, and have been scoring well,” Horton said.
“Last time we played them we were leading 2-nil and it finished in a draw.”
Football is on at Central’s home ground today, with two women’s games, Calliope versus United and Central White versus Wolves, before the second division match White and Meteors.
The Cap League clash starts at 7.30pm and pits Central against Cap Coast.
Central will have its work cut out, but coach Aaron Jeffry thinks his team has what it takes to knock off the top team. Jeffry said if Cap Coast’s backs can be held, his team can capitalise.
“They like to play out wide and if we can take it down the middle, we’ll be in with a chance,” Jeffry said.
At Boyne, BTFC take on Yaralla in women’s, seconds and firsts, the main game beginning at 7.30pm.
Tomorrow, Valleys play Calliope at 1pm in division two, and the home side follows up against United in the first division clash.