Miners take shot at exclusive lead
THE Gympie women’s Miners soccer outfit had a shot at gaining an exclusive lead of the Sunshine Coast competition ladder last night when they lined up Maroochydore at home.
The Gympie girls were due to run onto the One Mile Ovals at 7pm.
Beating Buderim 3-1 the week before, Gympie jumped from second place to first. Buderim, meanwhile, went into a freefall to fourth place.
Coach Mike Donaldson could not be contacted yesterday but was looking forward to the opportunity to break free from Maroochydore.
Splitting the teams, Maroochydore carried a slight edge based on goals against.
Donaldson said following the victory over Buderim last year’s hard work was beginning to pay off.
“We had a good season last year but we fell away a bit towards the end of the season,” he said.
“But all that hard work and potential is starting to really shine through this season.”
Football Gympie abolished the men’s Miners representative teams in favour of bolstering its local men’s competition, leaving the Gympie women the town’s sole representative on the Sunshine Coast.
It’s an honour they have taken in their stride, proving Gympie has the soccer ability to rival teams from the coast with a larger catchment from which to draw talent.
Team manager Angela Williams said “hard work” was the key to the success.