Women's Miners go down to Woombye
A DEPLETED Gympie women’s Miners squad could not hold up against Woombye at home last Friday night, going down 4-2.
The match was played at the One Mile Ovals and ongoing problems with player availability continued to haunt the Gympie side.
Team manager Angela Williams gave full credit to her players despite being obviously disappointed with the final result.
“Full credit to the Gympie girls who again played with very limited numbers,” she said.
Woombye struck first in the match, defying the flow of play in the third minute.
An error in the Gympie goal box allowed an opposition player to pounce, firing the ball past keeper Kiah Monk.
Gympie returned fire when Ashlee Beutel broke through Woombye’s defence to find the back of the net.
“Ashlee is playing well with a good sense of where to place herself in her position as striker,” Williams said.
Both teams hit the sheds at half time at 1-all, but it was Woombye that broke the deadlock in the second half, scoring in the second minute.
Left to play catch-up again, the Gympie outfit fell further behind when the visitors scored again in the 60th minute from a free kick.
“The distance was just too high for Kiah to save,” Williams said.
Up 3-1, the Miners had a chance to level the match, even claim victory, when Rebekah Martin scored to see Gympie trailing by one goal 3-2.
Gympie’s Chrissy Gear was sent up into attack to bolster the striking force of the Miners, but Woombye had the answer to this bold tactical move, scoring again to blow the score out to 4-2.
The Miners remain in outright second on the competition ladder despite the loss and will meet Buderim away this Friday night.