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Clinton's tight defence is helping to win matches

Michael Hamelink beats a Frenchville opponent in his side’s 2-1 win on Saturday.
Michael Hamelink beats a Frenchville opponent in his side’s 2-1 win on Saturday. Mike Richards

CLINTON'S Premier League side is  well known for the potential to pile goals on the board, leaving the defenders in the team itching for their piece of the action.

When the games are tight though, it is the final line of defence that can turn matches.

Michael Hamelink is a part of the defensive unit of the Clinton team who kept Frenchville to a single goal in their 2-1 win at the weekend.

Formerly a midfielder, he is keen to see his part of the action up front too.

"I am a right defender unfortunately, I don't want to be there but we are running short on defenders," he laughed.

"Someone has to be there."

An important cog in the wheel which keeps Clinton on track to a seventh successive grand final, Hamelink is in no way upset about the need for him to play at the back.

In fact, the team with a lack of defenders is why Hamelink continues to put up his hand to keep the goals out of the net.

"We have a good bunch of lads, a good strong team this year that is moulding together great," he said.

"Hopefully we can win it (the grand final trophy) back."

Currently with two wins and a draw from three matches, Clinton is on track to make Hamelink's wish a reality.

CQ Premier League results:

  • Clinton 2 def. Frenchville 1
  • Capricorn Coast 4 def. Central 0

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