MIGHTY CLASH: Clinton FC  take on Cap Coast.
MIGHTY CLASH: Clinton FC take on Cap Coast. Matt Harris

Clinton eyes off CQPL minor premiership

SOCCER: Clinton FC is on the edge of securing this year's minor premiership and has a home-ground semi-final locked in.

Standing in its way is second-on-the-table Capricorn Coast FC.

Clinton assistant coach Dan Horton said players were looking forward to securing the top-of-the-table position.

"The players are excited about the weekend and know that one more point will wrap up the minor premiership and lock in a home semi-final," he said. "The players are looking forward to it.

"I'm confident we can get the win but as history shows our games against them are always close."

The last time the top-of-the-table teams clashed it was a 2-2 draw at Capricorn Coast home ground.

This time Clinton have the home-ground advantage and will be gunning for a confirmed win.


"We were the better team for the majority of the match the last time we met," Horton said.

"But (we) were punished for not taking the numerous chances created and let them back into the match with poor defending for a 15-minute period.

"If we want to win, our finishing has to be almost perfect so hopefully the boys have their shooting boots on.

"Cap Coast have only beaten us once in seven years at Clinton Park."

There is a lot riding on this game and not just the minor premiership.

The teams will meet again in the semi-finals.

"Cap Coast will be coming down firing on all cylinders as they will be trying to get a top-two finish and it will be a cracker of a game," Horton said.

"We know we will meet them again at some stage come the finals and a win would fill the boys with plenty of confidence coming into the finals."


The game will be played at 7pm, tomorrow, Clinton Park, Field One.

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