Strong side tough task for Eagles

Emerald Eagles reserves track down possession against Clinton at the weekend.
Emerald Eagles reserves track down possession against Clinton at the weekend. Terry Hill

THE task was always going to be tough when one of the most inexperienced teams in the Central Queensland competition, the Emerald Eagles, took on one of the strongest, the Gladstone-based Clinton.

So it probably came as little surprise to some to hear Clinton had taken out a 5-1 away win in the premier men's match in Emerald on Saturday.

Clinton coach Derek Horton said his players found it hard to regroup after taking a 4-1 lead into the second-half.

"It is hard to keep pushing yourself when the game is done and dusted," Horton said.

The Eagles reserves can take some comfort knowing they improved on their five-goal deficit of weeks gone by, but still couldn't summon the final push against Clinton, losing 1-0 at the weekend.

It's not all bad news for Emerald, the newest club granted admission into the CQ league, with the premier men's side sitting nicely in the middle of the ladder and still plenty of football ahead of them yet.

Earlier this year Capricorn Cougars state league coach and CQ football's regional development officer Joe Fenech made mention of the wealth of talent the region possessed.

"I am particularly interested in the up-and-comers in the area," Fenech said.

He also highlighted how keeping the bigger picture in sight would pay dividends for Emerald in the long run.

"I urge all football players to get involved with the Eagles as they embark on a journey that will provide a pathway for local kids who dream of playing for Central Queensland, an A-League club and indeed Queensland and Australia," Fenech said.



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