Mitch Innocend has been on song this season, and hopes to keep the form going against his old club Central in the first local derby of the 2014 Premier League season.
Mitch Innocend has been on song this season, and hopes to keep the form going against his old club Central in the first local derby of the 2014 Premier League season. Luka Kauzlaric

Innocend hopes scoring streak will continue against old club

WHEN Mitch Innocend first arrived in Gladstone, he joined the Central Football Club to play in the CQ Premier League.

Two seasons on, Innocend is now a part of the enemy's crew, playing for the highly successful Clinton club.

This weekend the midfielder will lace up his boots against his old team for the first time in 2014, but laughed at the thought his former teammates would have any reason to be after him.

"It is all pretty good," he said. "What happens on the pitch stays on the pitch.

"That I used to play for them makes it even better for me."

Innocend has been on a scoring streak this season, already compiling two hat-tricks in Clinton's four matches.

Another couple of goals could sink his former club and allow Clinton to jump towards the top four.

Innocend hopes both clubs will make the finals, which he said would be good for Gladstone.

For now though he will be hoping to break the deadlock on the table between the sides who sit in sixth and seventh on seven points each.

"I was there not last season but the season before," he said about Central.

"I had a few mates who were over here who were harassing me to come down.

"It is going to be a tough year. It will cost you if you drop points to the low teams. A couple of teams will miss out on the top four."

Innocend said Clinton had the wood over Central, having been defeated twice while at his former team and then taking two wins last year with his new club.

Clinton v Central

  • Saturday, 7pm, Clinton Oval
  • Premier Reserves 5pm


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