Miners ready for Woombye
AFTER a two week hiatus from the Sunshine Coast competition, the Gympie women’s Miners travelled away last night to tackle Woombye.
The game was important for the Gympie representative side, currently in second place on the competition ladder.
Woombye, positioned further back in fourth, are shaping up to be a difficult prospect.
“They didn’t have a team in the competition last year, so we’re not quite sure what to expect,” Williams said.
Fuelling the Miners’ doubts ahead of the match were rumours Sunshine Coast Fire players had been picked up by Woombye after the team exited the competition.
“They’ve been doing really well, so we are expecting a battle,” Williams said.
The Gympie team is prepared, though, having been tearing up the training paddock at the One Mile Ovals during the last fortnight.
“We’ve had a few extra training sessions and some practice matches to stay sharp,” Williams said.
Upsetting the side, however, has been the loss of defender Ashley Timbs after she injured her knee in training last Friday night.
It’s unclear how serious the injury is but Timbs’ absence will prompt a reshuffle of the side and a change in playing structure.