WITH a lengthy pre-season behind them, CQFC Energy vice-captain Andrew Poyser says his troops are eagerly counting down the days until the season opener.
The Energy wrapped up their 2014 National Premier League pre-season with a 3-1 win over Clinton at Rugby Park on Saturday night in their 12th and final pre-season match.
They now turn their focus towards Saturday's round one fixture against South West Queensland Thunder at Rockhampton's Jardine Park.
"We can't wait for the season to start," said Poyser, who along with his fellow defenders has conceded just four goals during the 12 pre-season matches.
"We've been going for a long time with this preseason so we're hungry for that first NPL game."
A pair of goals to exciting midfielder Jordan Miller and another from youngster Yianni Kondilis kept the scoreboard attendant busy while a lone Clinton goal was the only sour note.
"It was a good end of pre-season result," Poyser said.
"We played the ball around really well. We tried a few different things with our formation and they worked really well."
NPL Preseason friendly
CQFC Energy 3 (J Miller 2, Y Kondilis goals) def Clinton 1 at Rugby Park on Saturday.
In the grand scheme of things, Poyser was pleased with the performance considering the side conceded 24 goals in their opening three matches of the 2013 NPL season.
"Their goal came from our mistake, but we've only conceded four goals in the preseason so that's not too bad in the statistics," he said.
"We're looking reasonably strong at the moment (but) the real test will come when we start the NPL season."
The club had slated another pre-season friendly on Wednesday night but will instead give the players the opportunity to rest before Saturday's season opener.