By Liam Emerton
The Frenchville Roos are once again at the apex of the men’s Central Queensland Premier League (CQPL) standings after dismantling Clinton FC.
The Roos ran riot over Clinton with six individual goal scorers penning their name on the scoresheet.
Paul Jackson opened Frenchville’s account early with a goal inside three minutes then Ryan Hawken and the returning captain Jordan Miller made it 3-0 at the half.
Tim Zimitat made it four goals to nil before Frenchville’s scoring spree was interrupted by Clinton who pulled one goal back.
Substitute Simon McAnthony and starter Harry Dean finished Frenchville’s flourish off with two more to round out the match 6-1.
It might not have been the best week for sport in the Gladstone region but there’s certainly one team cheering.
Clinton FC’s Central Queensland Premier League women’s squad became a demolition crew with a 21-1 victory over Bluebirds United Blue.
The team in green scored eight goals in the first half before ramping up the pressure and managing 13 goals in the second period.
From those 21 goals star striker and Clinton captain Skye Alexander scored a ludicrous 11 goals to help her shoot to the top of the scoring charts.
Alexander’s amazing display overshadowed her teammate’s Georgia Muir performance which saw Muir score a double hattrick.
Liana Radisic and Ally Ware rounded off the scoring for Clinton each notching up a brace.
This week will prove to be an ultimate test for Clinton who will play three games in five days due to catch ups being rescheduled.
Their packed week will see them play the Gracemere Redbacks, before heading to Webber Park on Sunday to play the second-placed Bluebirds United White.
Their third and final match of the week will come on Wednesday when it takes on the league leaders Central FC.
Central FC fought hard and were incredibly brave in their Kappa Cup quarter final against Townsville Brothers, ultimately going down 5-0.
The top side of the women’s CQPL will return to the local competition this week to first battle Frenchville Roos before heading into that aforementioned battle against Clinton.
In other matches on this weekend in the women’s comp, Bluebirds United Blue will take on their fellow club women Bluebirds United White in a club derby, and Capricorn Coast Eagles will take on Nerimbera in the battle of the birds.
In the men’s CQPL Clinton will be looking for a big comeback and a huge win when it faces Bluebirds United this weekend.
Central FC men’s team will return to action after a week off and will find themselves against strong opposition.
Central takes on the might of Frenchville with the Gladstone team hoping they can repeat their last performance against the Roos.
That last meeting saw Central pick up a somewhat surprising 2-1 victory over the Roos with a similar result this weekend meaning Central could push hard for a top three position.
The other men’s match will feature Nerimbera Magpies clashing with Capricorn Coast Eagles with the team from Nerimbera hoping for another Magpies miracle.