Gympie Miners’ Ella Flack takes the ball past her Coolum opponent at One Mile earlier in the season.
Gympie Miners’ Ella Flack takes the ball past her Coolum opponent at One Mile earlier in the season. Craig Warhurst

Gympie Miners head for semis

WITH five rounds left in the Sunshine Coast Women’s Premier League, Gympie’s Miners are looking forward to securing a spot in the semi finals.

On Saturday the girls will head to Kawana to play at the Female Festival of Football.

There they will take on Caboolture, who are second on the ladder.

The Miners are fourth with Beerwah/Glasshouse ahead only in points for and against.

But after last week’s win against the side they are looking to jump them on the ladder when they meet again next week.

Team manager Angela Williams said anything could happen in Saturday’s game, but the girls were focussed on a win against the Beegees next week.

Coach Mike Donaldson said the aim from the start this year was to make it to fourth position.

And so far the girls had been going well.

“We basically lost 11 players from last year’s squad and had to do a complete rebuild,” he said.

“So we are still developing as a young team.”

Despite this, Donaldson said the girls had “done well defensively”.

Last Friday the Miners won 1-nil using tactics talked about in training, Donaldson said.

“It worked. Now we are focusing on getting players into the box to score.

“We’ve put the effort in and it paid off.”

Even though Kim Priem was red carded last Friday and not allowed to play on Saturday, Donaldson was confident the team’s Coolum players would make up for the shortfall.

See the miners on Saturday at 3pm at Kawana stadium.

Gympie Times


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