Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Clinton a Contender

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Clinton a Contender

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Byline: Nathan Brooks Nathan.Brooks@gladstoneobserver.com.au

CLINTON is still out of the top four but it proved it was finals contenders by keeping Cap Coast at bay with a 2-all draw.

Gladstone coach Derek Horton thought his team had done enough to come home with the win.

"I was disappointed," Horton said.

"But it was a very high-quality game - very fast.

"I think we created a few more chances."

Clinton opened the scoring off the boot of man-of-the-match Ryan Bellert about eight minutes into the first half.

Cap Coast answered before the end of the half to level the scores.

Both teams put another goal away but neither could convert a third to win the match.

Horton said there were some impressive goalkeeping displays at both ends of the field.

The Gladstone team came out of the match with six yellow cards, compared to Cap Coast's zero.

Horton said both teams played strong football but he felt his players were hard done by.

"The ref spoiled it a bit," he said. …

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