Alexis Tramacchi controls the ball for the Miners before taking off on one of her trademark runs.
Alexis Tramacchi controls the ball for the Miners before taking off on one of her trademark runs. Craig Warhurst

Miners ready to go

GYMPIE Miners are looking for a win tonight after going down in their last match in the Sunshine Coast women's football league.

The cold, wet weather in Maroochydore last Friday was enough to drown the Gympie Miners' game plan but not their spirits.

The Gympie women's football team kept its head up after its 5-nil loss to Maroochydore, despite the fact that last time the teams clashed, Gympie won 4-2.

Manager Angela Williams said the poor weather made it hard for the team to get motivated but they would still take something away from the game.

"We will take some negatives and positives from the game and work on them," Williams said.

Miners were down key player Alexis Tramacchi and lost Lauren Bentley in the first-half to asthma trouble.

A contingent of 12 also meant the team had only one interchange.

Also missing from the game was coach Jim Ambrose, who was represented by assistant coach Ian Randall.

Both Gympie and Maroochydore were hoping for the win as both had the chance of securing third place on the ladder.

Williams said Maroochydore presented a strong attack and took to the field ready to push for the win.

"Maroochydore pushed forward with purpose," Williams said.

The loss has sent the Miners to fourth place, but Williams says there is plenty of time left in the season to work their way up the ladder.

"We're not that worried," Williams said of the team's position.

Williams said the six-team competition was a tight one this year and there was talent in every line-up.

"There are quality players in each of the teams," Williams said.

She said the Miners would be prepared for this weekend's at-home game against Coolum, who they beat 7-nil in their last game.

She said star goal-scorer Tramacchi would be back on the field.

The Miners play at One Mile Oval at 7pm.

Gympie Times


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