CONTEST: Clinton's Liam Jones clears the ball from BITS' Luke Kenney.
CONTEST: Clinton's Liam Jones clears the ball from BITS' Luke Kenney. Paul Braven GLA180217SOCCER

Tribute to two club's favourite son

FOOTBALL: Clinton edged out Boyne Island-Tannum Sands 2-0 to claim honours in the second annual Gerry Keenan Memorial match.

BITS coach Paul Blomfield said Clinton were too efficient against his side in a game also servied as first trial of the season for the two Football Central Queensland Division Three teams.

"It was a closely fought-out game and it was played out in good spirits,” Blomfield said.

"It was the first hit-out of the year and everyone put in the effort.”

Blomfield said his team created a few chances and striker Luke Penny drew particular praise.

"He caused troubles all afternoon and is just explosive and with a little more composure he could have scored goals,” Blomfield said.

"Domonic Stockdale was another who played well.”

Gerry's brother Charlie said it was a brilliant afternoon.

"It was a pretty impressive turnout and it's a testament to how great a person Gerry was,” Charlie said.

At the time of publication the final donations were not yet counted, but Charlie said all monies will go to an excellent cause.

"We'll see which charity needs the money most and go from there,” he said.

Meanwhile Clinton's Premier League team opened its pre-season matches with a 6-1 win against Bundaberg's Aston Villa.

Clinton assistant coach Dan Horton said new goalkeeper Dan White starred in the game.



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