Frenchville defender Stuart Robson starred in his side’s 5-1 win over Capricorn Coast on Saturday night.
Frenchville defender Stuart Robson starred in his side’s 5-1 win over Capricorn Coast on Saturday night. Allan Reinikka

Robson key to upset win over Coast

STUART Robson put his injury worries aside to help Frenchville record a “gutsy” win over Capricorn Coast on Saturday night.

Unable to train during the week due to an injured ankle, centre back Robson went into the fixture and put in an outstanding effort, helping stem the attacking flow of the Coast side.

Robson's work at the back helped Frenchville record a 5-1 win over the reigning premiers, the Coast's first loss of the season.

Frenchville coach John Ganly said his side didn't have many chances, but took full advantage of those that were presented.

“We scrapped away and made the most of our opportunities,” he said. “It was a bit of a gutsy effort from all the boys.

“While up front Patrick (Grice) was excellent in attack for us, I thought Stuart Robson had an outstanding game at the back.”

Capricorn Coast scored first 15 minutes into the contest after a mix-up at the back by Frenchville to take an early 1-0 lead. But Frenchville kept its cool.

The home side fired back shortly after when forward Chris Burgess gave Capricorn Coast keeper Scott Thompson no chance, finding the back of the net from just beyond the 18-yard line to score the first of Frenchville's five goals.

Grice added another not long after to help Frenchville to a 2-1 lead at half-time.

Following the break, Coast coach Shaun Jones pushed his players forward looking for the equaliser.

While the move looked promising, they struggled to make the most of their opportunities. “They had a few chances and didn't finish them off whereas what we had we made it count,” Ganly said.

The Coast never found the equaliser, and with their defence out of position, Grice capitalised, scoring another two goals, while Daniel Trim scored another.

Ganly said he was pleased with the win, but admired Capricorn Coast's relentless attitude.

“It certainly wasn't a 5-1 game,” he said. “Cap Coast is a good side, and they kept going at us.”

CQ Premier League Round 4

Clinton 4 def Parkana 1

Nerimbera 8 def Southside 0

Frenchville 5 def Cap Coast 1

Centrals 2 def Bluebirds 1



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