Premier League too close to call
SHAUN Janes, the coach of the unbeaten Capricorn Coast outfit in the CQ Premier League, isn’t getting carried away.
Capricorn Coast easily disposed of Southside in round one before recording a 3-2 win over last year’s runners-up, Clinton, on the weekend.
Last year’s premiers, Capricorn Coast, and Frenchville meet at Ryan Park tomorrow night.
A goal difference of 6-2 to start the season isn’t something to sniff at.
Frenchville is also unbeaten after recording convincing wins over Centrals (5-0) and Southside (5-1) in its opening fixtures.
Despite his side defeating Frenchville in a pre-season trial 2-0, Janes is expecting a tough contest between the two sides that play similar styles of football.
“It’s always a very close, entertaining game. We beat them in the pre-season trial, but I wouldn’t read too much into the score,” he said.
“It was closer than that. They had a few chances.”
“Who is to say who the team to beat this year is?
“I think Berserker is a real dark horse and Nerimbera too.”
Janes will be without a couple of regular Premier League players and will call upon a trio of 16-year-olds who have performed well enough this season to be selected.
The 2010 Wesley Hall Cup coach said the young players had a great opportunity to press their claims for a place in the side this season.
“There’s an opportunity there to stay up in first division now if they play well,” he said.
In the other round four Premier League fixtures, Bluebirds will be looking to return to the winners’ circle following back-to-back losses after starting the season with a 4-2 win over Central.
CQ Premier League
Saturday, April 16, kick-off at 7:30pm
Parkana v Clinton at Parkana
Bluebirds v Central at Webber Park
Frenchville v Capricorn Coast at Ryan Park
Nerimbera v Southside at Pilbeam Park