INJURED: Diggers midfielder Nathan Nolan was out of the game early with injury.
INJURED: Diggers midfielder Nathan Nolan was out of the game early with injury. Contributed

Gympie Diggers run out of legs in 6-1 Caboolture loss

THE Gympie Diggers saw a familiar sight on the weekend losing to Caboolture 6-1 on Saturday at Caboolture.

Acting captain Liam Watson said the game was tough without Adam Cross, Justin O'Connell and captain Percy Cash but the new players who filled in jelled well with the rest of the team.

Not only were some of the Diggers players missing in action but the loss of centre-back Nathan Nolan for a fair chunk of the game with a leg injury.

Watson said hopefully all players injured or away will be able to make the next match as the Diggers have a bye this week.

"It has been hard not having a consistent team for the last couple of weeks," he said.

Gympie and Caboolture looked fairly even after half-time only behind by two goals.

Diggers' player Billy Bayldon scored the only goal and kept Gympie in the game keeping the score at 3-1.

The Diggers applied a bit of pressure, attempting to get into the game but left to much room out back.

They conceded three soft goals late in the game.

"Everyone played relatively well across the park," he said.

Goal keeper Troy Cochrane made some good saves and Billy Bayldon did well to get through Caboolture's defence.

Watson said they lost easy goals in patches.

Caboolture's forwards definitely were the best part of their team.

He said the team need to work on defending in all set pieces.

With a bye this week the Diggers will have two weeks to prepare for its next game against Coolum and the following week against Caloundra.

These next matches will be critical for the Diggers position on the ladder as most matches will evenly matched.

"It would be nice to be beating teams who have been in this competition a lot longer than us," Watson said.

Gympie Times


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