Clinton up for challenge
SOCCER: Clinton assistant coach Dan Horton says last week's forfeit by top-placed Frenchville will spur his team in Saturday night's Football Central Queensland major semi-final.
The two teams were due to play a "catch-up” game last weekend, but the men from Frenchville decided to save the trip for another time.
"We were very disappointed with Frenchville forfeiting the last round of the regular season for reasons known only to themselves,” Horton said.
"It's a shame because we were looking forward to a solid hit-out before finals.”
Horton said his side was not at full strength, with two payers out for a wedding, but he was confident in the players coming in.
"We will play them for the first time since round three so we are up against the unknown a little. But we have prepared well and are expecting an intense and fast-paced match.
"Frenchville are the minor premiers as well as reigning Wesley Hall Champions so they are a quality side, especially at home. However we think we have what it takes to get a result.”
LOWER GRADE FINALS
Saturday at Clinton
Div 3: Clinton v Meteors 7pm
Div 4: Gladstone United v BITS 3pm
Women: Central Black v Calliope 1pm Saturday; Meteor Rites v BITS Sharks 5pm
U12 Boys: Central Pumas v Meteor Muscles 9am at Palm Drive
Inter City Cup CQ Mariners
Gladstone v Mackay 4pm on Saturday
Gladstone v Bundaberg 12.15pm on Sunday
Gladstone v Fraser Coast 2.30pm on Sunday