Gympie Miners dig deep for win

THE Gympie Women's Miners travelled to Coolum last Friday night.

They were expecting a tough game with Coolum sharing second spot on the ladder with the Miners.

Gympie started well when captain Kylie Rayson claimed another for the season scoring in the seventh minute.

The game then settled and most of the play was great attack from Gympie.

The Miners' Lauren Bentley was next to score for Gympie in the 21st minute.

A beautifully guided left foot kick from a distance took the Coolum keeper by surprise.

In the 36th minute Gympie's Julie Hadzic scored from a precise left-foot shot and at half time the score was 3-0 to Gympie.

Jam Ambrose's half-time team talk concentrated on survival tactics.

The Miners' Samantha Sutton came from the field at half time with a foot injury and was not able to return to the field.

Attacking weapon Alexis Tramacchi was also injured and was put back into defence to try to conserve her and not aggravate the injury.

Miners' manager Angela Williams said Gympie were down to a bare 11 players, with a couple of injured players taking the field just to make up numbers.

"Coolum were not playing too bad, it was a case of Gympie playing brilliantly."

Just three minutes into the second half, Kylie Rayson scored.

Then minutes later received a beautiful pass and scored another superb goal. Rayson's hat trick delighted her team-mates.

The excitement grew when young Ella Flack joined in on the scoring with a great goal in the 56th minute.

Four minutes later Flack scored another goal to give the Miners a 7-0 win.

"The girls have really found good form and hope to back it up this Friday," Williams said.

Gympie play Buderim at One Mile this Friday night at 7 o'clock.

Gympie Times


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