Miners scramble to keep up
AFTER slipping from the top of the Sunshine Coast competition ladder, the Gympie women’s Miners soccer side is scrambling to remain in touch with new leaders Caboolture.
Gympie is currently two points behind Caboolture and was due to play Woombye at home last night.
Team manager Angela Williams said the match at the One Mile Ovals was extremely important to the Miners’ season.
“We don’t want to drop any further down the ladder and we need to stay in touch with Caboolture,” she said.
Woombye is running fifth on the ladder but Williams said Gympie would not be taking it easy.
“It’s a game we will be focused on winning,” she said. “We can’t go in thinking it will be easy.”
Should Gympie win and Caboolture lose, there is a chance the Miners could be elevated to a share of the lead again.
Williams was hopeful of this outcome but felt, realistically, it was unlikely.
“I think we have the tougher match, so Caboolture should be pretty safe getting a win,” she said.
The Gympie girls head into the match with form after toppling Caloundra away last Friday night 4-nil.
Playing at home tonight ends a run of away games spanning five weeks.