FINALS LOOM: Clinton's Jakob Holmwood challenges Frenchville's Harrison Dean.
FINALS LOOM: Clinton's Jakob Holmwood challenges Frenchville's Harrison Dean. Matt Taylor GLA020618SOCC

Clinton to run down minor premiership CQPL Division 1

SOCCER: Clinton FC is gearing up for a hard and final round of matches in the CQ Premier League Division 1 coming off a well-deserved bye.

Clinton is up against fifth-place Bluebirds this Saturday night and can't afford any complacency this time of the season.

Assistant coach Dan Horton said the team was looking forward to getting back into the swing of playing some quality soccer.

"The boys have had a rest and are excited as it is getting to the business-end of the season and are raring to go," he said.

"We know it will be a difficult game because our two previous games with them (Bluebirds) were 1-nil and 3-2 and they are playing for their season.

"With Central beating Frenchville SC last week, it shows the current top four can all beat each other on their day so you have to make sure you show up to play or could be in for a tough night."

Central rolled Frenchville SC 1-nil last weekend, throwing the bottom three of the top four around and making for some challenging games ahead.

"Central winning last week has done us a big favour and we need to capitalise on that with a win this weekend because we have a game in hand on Capricorn Coast," Horton said.

"With four games remaining in the season we will be looking to build momentum and come into the semi-finals in good form."



PHOTOS: Thousands attend Gladstone dawn service

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Gladstone commemorates Anzac Day at dawn services around the region.