Mighty Diggers recoup from loss and win 9-0

Adam Cross says Joel Albion’s (pictured) rock-hard play is the reason for their impenetrable defence.
Adam Cross says Joel Albion’s (pictured) rock-hard play is the reason for their impenetrable defence. Hayden Johnson

GYMPIE Diggers are still top dogs of the Fraser Coast League after thrashing Tinana West 9-0 at the weekend.

Coach Jeff Manthey said he was proud of his team for bouncing back after last weekend's loss to Bundaberg.

"The boys needed to get their confidence back and with a 9-0 win, it will put them in good stead ahead of our next game," he said.

An outstanding performance from left wing Adam Cross enabled the local side to grasp an early lead and continue their dominance well into the second half.

Scoring five goals, Cross said he owed his great game to his team-mates who were a rung above the Tinana players.

"Working from a solid backline, we were able to produce countless scoring opportunities," he said.

"It was a team performance with all the boys doing their part in the match."

Cross said Harry Johnson and Joel Albion were rock-hard in defence, creating an impenetrable goal and putting physical pressure on the Tinana attackers.

"Harry and Joel provide the solid defence we need to contest their hard-hitting play style," he said.

Although Diggers saw the return of key midfielder Joachim Klein, they were without striker Aaron Walker who has averaged more than one goal a game this season.

After their devastating loss against Bundaberg, Cross said there were several reasons for the turnaround this week.

"In our game against Bundy the lads just weren't switched on. After a hard week of training on Saturday we showed up ready to play physically and mentally from the get-go, which made a huge difference," he said.

Diggers will bank a week's rest with a bye this weekend which has arrived just in time, coach Manthey said.

"We have a couple of the boys carrying injuries so it will be good for them to get some rest," he said.

"Next weekend we will take on last year's champions United Warriors.

The B-grade Diggers side also had a great win against Doon-Villa with Daniel Allen helping the side to a clear 2-0 victory.

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