OUTNUMBERED: Clinton's Anthony Cobb in action against Southside.
OUTNUMBERED: Clinton's Anthony Cobb in action against Southside. Allan Reinikka ROK170318asoccer3

Clinton now eyes on the main season after narrow Cup loss

SOCCER: With its FFA Cup campaign over, Clinton's focus is now on round one of the Football Central Queensland Inc Premier League.

The Grubs were knocked out by Southside in a dramatic Cup round two clash. The scores were locked at 2-all before the hosts knocked in two goals in a penalty shoot-out.

Southside meet Bluebirds in a Rockhampton-only qualifying final this weekend. Clinton take on arch-enemy Frenchville on Saturday night in Rockhampton in what will surely be a fiery clash.

"We headed to Jardine Park relatively confident we'd get the result we wanted even though we were without nine players from our Premier League squad for various reasons," Clinton assistant coach Dan Horton said.

"We will work hard this week on our deficiencies and prepare for what will be a blockbuster round one clash against Frenchville this weekend.

"In the second half we had a great chance to go two-nil up, but blazed it over the top. From then on we went away from everything we did in the first half and were punished for it late in the game with them equalising."

Gladstone United made it to the Women's Knockout Cup final against Gracemere.

What may be in United's favour was it did it the hard way, 1-0 over Bluebirds, while Gracemere did it easy in a 7-0 win against Central.

Both the FFA Cup and Women's Knockout Cup final will be staged at Webber Park in Rocky.



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