Clinton moves up

CLINTON has now climbed up the ladder to equal third in the Capricorn League after a home game win on the weekend.

Aaron Duffy and Tyler Stross scored the winning two goals to place the team into contention for a possible semi-final berth.

Clinton coach Derek Horton said he was quite happy with his team’s performance.

“We played the best we have in weeks,” he said.

With several players still battling injury the team is not yet at full strength. The goal-scoring combination of Duffy and Stross is a makeshift pair replacing the injured goal-scoring combination.

“Duffy and Stross have been kicking goals for the last few weeks and I’m really happy with everyone’s performance,” Horton said.

Midfielder Rene Tizzy was named man of the match after a great game.

“Clinton dominated the game right from the start. We had one goal disallowed and we don’t know why,” Horton said.

“We missed a couple of chances, but our defence was really strong and it was a good all-round effort.”

Horton said Clinton are starting to get some good form after four wins in a row and four draws in a row prior to that.

“It’s been a bad year for injuries, but things are starting to turn around for us.”

Central coach Aaron Jeffrey said Central players gave away possession of the ball too easily after a 2-all draw against Southside.

“I was happy with the play, we took the lead twice, but we let it slip unfortunately,” Jeffrey said.

“I thought we had the win but Southside came back with a goal in the last two minutes.”

Sweeper Michael Heymer and Garth Lawrie were outstanding players in the match and Adrian Ahwang and Greg Purdon scored Central’s two goals.

“Our goalkeeper, David Longden, saved the game. Without him we wouldn’t have got the draw, he stopped a few goals.”

Central now sit in fifth position on the Cap League ladder.

“We would have liked the extra two points for the win,” Jeffrey said.


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