TOO STRONG: Frenchville’s Michael Moore protects the ball from an Emerald Eagles opponent. Frenchville were too strong for the Eagles and finished the regulation season with a 4-0 win.
TOO STRONG: Frenchville’s Michael Moore protects the ball from an Emerald Eagles opponent. Frenchville were too strong for the Eagles and finished the regulation season with a 4-0 win. Allan Reinikka

Frenchville Roos bounce over Emerald Eagles to top of table

FRENCHVILLE finished the CQ Premier League home and away season the way they started, with a win.

They defeated the Emerald Eagles 4-0 at their home ground, Ryan Park, last Saturday to top the table and go through to the major semi-final as minor premiers.

Despite the convincing victory against Emerald, Frenchville coach Justin Kilshaw was hoping for more goals.

"I wasn't really happy with the game," Kilshaw said.

"I am comfortable with the result, but we would have liked to score more goals.

"But the Eagles parked the bus.

"They just sat in defensively and got numbers behind the ball.

"They were happy to just concede as little as possible and didn't come at us in attack.

"But there are bigger games to come for us."

And the first of those is this weekend in the first semi-final against Clinton, who have hit a rich vein of form themselves.

"We will stick to the game plan which has worked for us this season, our short passing possession game," Kilshaw said.

"But it will be a case of concentration against Clinton. They are in good form. I think they have won 12 games in a row, where we have dropped one to them and also had a draw with Cap Coast. So they have the form on the board.

"But at home we are confident. We are minor premiers and I think we have been the form team all year.

"We just have to prove it. Whatever the outcome, it is going to be a cracking game."

In the CQ Premier League fixture to decide fourth spot last weekend, Southside United were too strong for Bluebirds United, defeating them 2-0 at home at Jardine Park.

In so doing, Southside leap-frogged Bluebirds to clinch fourth spot and progress to the minor semi-final, where they will meet Cap Coast.

CQ Premier League

Semi-finals

Major semi-final: Frenchville v Clinton

Minor semi-final: Cap Coast v Southside