Fantastic season for Cap Coast Football despite loss

Tim English.
Tim English. Contributed

WHILE there was a huge amount of work involved for preparation leading up to the event, Cap Coast Football Club won the bid to host the CQ Premier League Grand Finals at Apex Park on the weekend.

The event was extremely successful and we have had many positive comments and excellent feedback since.

The day's event included three games including the RWL (Rockhampton Rockhampton League) Premier Winners - CCFC v GWL (Gladstone Women's League) Premier Winners - Meteors - Championship Cup, the CQ Premier Reserves Grand Final - CCFC v Clinton SC and the the CQ Premier League Grand Final Frenchville SC v Clinton SC.

The women's game kicked off the Finals Day in the Championship Cup.

The two teams put on an amazing display of football for our spectators and supporters.

The first goal came from the Meteors. Whilst it clearly looked as if it went to the right of the post, a gust of wind picked it up and back into goal.

That coupled with a very strong strike, made the scoreline 2-0 at half time.

CCFC came back on to the pitch for the second half still displaying plenty of effort and determination.

It wasn't to be their day, with several opportunities, but the inability to find the back of the net.

It was a gutsy effort from both teams.

The girls had an awesome match and CCFC is extremely proud of them all.

Next were Premier Reserves, CCFC v Clinton.

The boys walked on to the pitch always knowing that it was going to be a tough game against the Minor Premiers and were determined to get a good result. The first half featured strong passages of play from both sides, but half time concluded at nil all.

Not long into the second half, Clinton opened the scoreline.

Shortly after, a scramble in the Clinton goal mouth resulted with the ball into the back of the net, but unfortunately was called offside. Strong attacking movements continued from both teams for the majority of the half, until a hand ball in the box resulted in a penalty in favour of Clinton.

The boys continued to move the ball forward but weren't able to find the back of the net. Full time whistle: CCFC 0 v Clinton SC 2.

To finish off the day, Frenchville played Clinton in the CQ Premier League Grand Final, giving the crowd a very exciting game at Apex Park. Scores were locked at 4-all full time and both teams were forced to go into extra time. Frenchville found the back of the net in the first 15 minutes to take the lead 5-4.

In the final 15, Clinton equalised. But in the dying minutes of the game, when most thought the finals would be decided by penalty shootouts, Frenchville scored the last "winning” goal of the match. Full time Frenchville 6 defeated Clinton 5.

Premier Reserves coach Josh McLennan summed it up the CCFC's season well.

"Just an unfortunate end to a fantastic season,” he said.

Club president Douglas Memmott wrapped up the season stating: "At this time of the year, when our local football competition concludes, so does the emotional roller coaster ride of hope and disappointment, expectations and elation.

"It's the realisation that our club's efforts and involvement to reach our goals has finally run its course. Being a competitive group of people, the Cap Coast club naturally aim for the highest levels possible, with the training and fitness programs implemented by our most experienced coaches and dedication by the playing group in all our divisions to improvement, the goal is simply to be the best we can be.

"The 2016 season for the Coast finished in spectacular fashion with most of the competitive teams (including juniors) making the preliminary finals and three teams contesting trophy matches.

"We proudly witnessed our fighting woman's team take the gold this season with men's seconds and thirds as silver medalists. With our club's junior program picking up momentum again this season, we have even more highly energised young players building our player base level by level.

"Better communication, event organisation and media coverage has boosted the profile of juniors and seniors public profile to new levels.”

Topics:  apex park, cap coast football club, cq premier league grand finals, soccer

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