Kirra Mieran returned to the Miners last night to battle Coolum.
Kirra Mieran returned to the Miners last night to battle Coolum. Craig Warhurst

Miners focus as season hots up

A PLACE within the top four of the Sunshine Coast competition is all but a certainty for the Gympie women’s Miners soccer side but coach Mike Donaldson isn’t taking anything for granted.

“There aren’t too many easy games this year,” he said. “The entire league is much tougher than it was last year.

“Even against the lower-placed teams you have to be on your game to win.”

The Gympie side backed up its 2-1 win against Maroochydore last night at home hoping to topple Coolum.

Donaldson was keen for a win to help ward off any advancement from a rampaging Woombye in fifth position on the ladder.

“Woombye didn’t have a great start to the season but they have really been on fire in the last few rounds,” he said.

Last time Gympie met Coolum, the Miners won 1-nil, capitalising on the coast team’s lack of firepower upfront.

A boost for the Miners last night was the return of Kirra Mieran, who had been sidelined with an injured toe.

Kick off was at 7pm at the One Mile Ovals last night and hopes were of a strong home crowd to provide support.

Gympie Times


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